HELPING OUR TEAMS AND EVERYONE WE WORK WITH STAY SAFE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
As we return to production after lockdown, the safety of our cast, crew and contributors is our highest priority.
Fixstar Producer, Rebecca, has completed the APA Covid-19 Assessment test which qualifies her for the role of COVID Supervisor. She will be available throughout all stages of our productions to work closely with our clients, and to ensure productions operate in the safest way possible. In order to continue to monitor and ensure the health and safety of our teams, in particular those we work with during the continued pandemic, we have carefully assessed the risks of COVID-19 during production. With government and industry guidance in mind we will implement control measures, that will be in place at all stages of our productions, so that we can reduce the risks identified, wherever possible.
We are focusing on every area to ensure we can manage the risks of infection from COVID-19, carrying out specific assessments where necessary.
DURING OUR PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES, WE WILL BE:
Travel - seeking to minimise travel requirements and follow social distancing principles within travel arrangements, wherever possible. Ideally, people travelling on their own and in their own vehicle, as much as possible.
Location - considering the physical capacity of space, given the requirements of social distancing, as well as ensuring the provision of adequate hygiene facilities.
Work Activities - analysing the activities that people are going to need to undertake across roles in a production, and if these can be adapted or changed to reduce risk.
Work Equipment - managing the sharing of work equipment which is key to our productions, from cameras and headsets to edit suites. Focusing on good hygiene, cleanliness and managing potential issues with touchpoints.
Work Patterns - reviewing work patterns to encourage small groups (cohorts) of people who don’t come into contact with other groups.
Catering and Rest Areas - re-configuring catering provisions and planning breaks to ensure our people are as safe as possible and observing social distancing.
First Aid and Emergency Services - planning activities to reduce the risk of requiring emergency services to be called, as well as advice to first aiders on COVID-19 risk.
Masks, Gloves and Other PPE – adhering to the APA COVID-19 Shooting and Office Guidelines.
Mental Health – considering the COVID-19 risk and the potential mental health impact for those working on productions.
Compliance – monitoring behaviours and, if required, people will be reminded of the new COVID-19 working practices (such as social distancing).