You are planning a shot on a cliff edge. There is a tense stand-off between the heroine and her jilted, violent lover. You’ve got the camera on a JimmyJib, the lights on a cherry picker from down below and a drone-cam in the air.
What about the actors? Director? 1st AD? Makeup Artists, Costume, Continuity, Boom operator or even someone carrying a plate of sandwiches or biscuits? There sometimes feels like a never ending supply of people who need to be where that actors are or where the action is going to be filmed.
When people are so focused on carrying out their jobs, under time pressure, the risks can easily be overlooked. A slip or stumble from one of these crucial roles could not only put the shoot in jeopardy, but could land you in a load of hot water too!
Height is one of the instictive fears in all of us, but incidentally, it is almost always at the bottom where injuries occur. Don’t worry – we build that into our Risk Assessments, Method Statements and on the day safety provision too!
On Sight Safety Solutions Ltd have over 20 years of experience in protecting people (and equipment) in situations like these. Using a combination of high tech equipment and skills drawn from mountaineering, climbing, and caving, we ensure your vital crew and cast are protected from falls or falling objects.
Hidden under costumes, behind plants or removed in post production, our kevlar restraint wires won’t appear on camera but will give the protection you need.
Simply, our sole focus is seeing the risk, owning the risk, and doing what is needed to be done to protect cast, crew and equipment in order to protect the entire production.
Please do feel free to email us or give us a call for an informal chat about your next location shoot.