What is the Creative Industries Safety Passport?
The Creative Industries Safety Passport is a new course from BECTU – the media and entertainment union – run in the North East in association with Northern Film & Media: a one day health and 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 and Health (IOSH) under their nationally recognised Passport scheme, which follows The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) syllabus guidelines, as well Creative Skillset’s National Occupational Standards in Health and 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, the Creative Industries Safety Passport provides an accredited qualification that is relevant to creative industries workers.
What’s covered on the course?
The course covers the basics a delegate needs in health and safety as well as focusing on specific hazards that come up in the creative industries.
The course is split into 5 modules:
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 the training 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 the workbook will be sent to you so you have it for reference in advance of the course – providing you sign up more than one week before the course date.
When, Where and How Much?
When: Thursday 03 September, 9.00am – 5.30pm
Where: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Level 3), Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
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.
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.
Although the organisers will always try their best to accommodate any alterations to your plans, BECTU has a standard cancellation policy which is as follows:
BECTU reserves the right to cancel courses without liability. However, where possible, delegates will be offered