The new health and safety course from BECTU in association with Northern Film & Media.
What is the Creative Industries Safety Passport?
The Creative Industries Safety Passport is a one day health & safety course designed specifically for workers, employed or freelance, working in film, TV, theatre and live events. It promotes a safety culture based on personal responsibility for safety. This means that it encourages delegates to be pro-active in their own safety and the safety of others.
The course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) under their Passport scheme which is a nationally recognised scheme and follows The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) syllabus guidelines as well Creative Skillset’s National Occupational Standards in Health & Safety X2, X3 and X3.5 and the BECTU/TMA Code of Conduct for Get-in/ Get-outs. It is a level 2 qualification that is valid for 3 years and comes with a workbook and a robust credit card size ID card with a HoloKote finish which is tamper proof. All Safety Passport holders are registered on the IOSH central database so verification is an easy process. With so many employers asking for proof of health and safety training BECTU is providing an accredited qualification that is relevant to creative industries workers.
What is the course content?
The course covers the basics a delegate needs in health & safety as well as focusing on specific hazards that come up in the creative industries.
The course is split into 5 modules:
• Introducing creative industry safety; this covers why health & safety matters, health & safety legislation, duties of employees, self employed and contractors under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, insurance, safety reps & inspectors
• Defining hazard and risk; this covers risk assessments-hazards and risks, competence, risk matrix, controlling risk, what is reasonably practicable, dynamic risk assessments & risk perceptions
• Hazards and practical control measures; this covers electricity, display screen equipment, working at height, manual handling, slips and trips, work equipment, hazardous substances & noise
• Common workplace measures; this covers working time, welfare, personal protective equipment (PPE), signs and signals, first aid, accidents, accident reporting, driving, stress, violence, lone working, alcohol & drugs and fire & the environment
• Personal responsibility for safety; this looks at how an individual can make a difference
The course uses a mix of teaching styles, including video and discussion to enhance the learning experience. Delegates can bring real issues and near miss incidents to increase the relevance of the course. All the trainers are IOSH accredited and have a wealth of knowledge and experience working in the creative industries.
The course has two assessment papers which both require a seventy percent (70%) pass mark to be eligible to receive a passport. The first is a twenty question written paper with multiple choice and written answers and the second is a spot the hazard risk assessment paper.
When you sign up you will be sent workbook so you have it for reference in advance of the course, providing you sign up more than one week before the course date.
When: Wed 22 June, 10.00am - 5.45pm.
Where: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Level 3 Meeting Room), Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
How much does it cost?
The one day course costs £120 (inc.VAT) and there is a discounted rate of £90 (inc.VAT) for BECTU members. This cost includes the workbook and IOSH accreditation as well as the passport itself.
To book your place please click here.
The organisers appreciate that when circumstances change you may no longer be able to attend a training course date you have already booked and paid for. Whilst they will always try our best to accommodate any alterations to your plans, BECTU has a standard cancellation policy which is as follows: if you notify them (by phone/email) 3 full days or longer before the scheduled course date you will not be charged and will be refunded in full any course fees you have paid. For any cancellation you make that is less than 3 full days before the course date, you will be charged 50% of the total course fee with 50% refunded. This is unless you can demonstrate extenuating circumstances.
If you do not attend the course and/or fail to notify BECTU in advance you will be charged the full course fee.
BECTU is unable to reimburse any non-transferable travel or accommodation expenses that may arise from a course being re-scheduled or cancelled. BECTU reserves the right to cancel courses without liability. However, where possible, delegates will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.