The Mark Milsome Foundation - Film and TV Online Safety Passport Course

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Well done. Congratulations on completing the course. We hope you enjoyed the experience and we hope you pass the final test that is about to follow. If you do not pass the first time, your course fee allows unlimited attempts until you can prove you fully understood all the topics discussed. We hope that the film and television industry embraces this course, that it becomes mandatory and that everyone who walks onset is expected to have this basic knowledge and support. You can log back into this course at any point in the future to either rewatch chapters or to access the links and information relating to the support groups, organizations, websites and further education mentioned during the course.

Before you take your final test, we wanted to mention four key safety points that, following the coroner's report, we believe would have prevented Mark Milsome's death in Ghana in 2017, and almost certainly my own father's death in Spain in 1988. Number one, a safety briefing that includes all crew and producers should always take place immediately before any stunt or dangerous unpredictable action is shot. That safety briefing should be recorded on a cell phone to help everyone focus on the importance of the meeting and serve as a record of what was agreed in the event that anything should go wrong. Number two, all safety briefings should conclude with a clearly defined opportunity for crew, production and cast members to speak up with any concerns openly and honestly without fear of being criticised. Those concerns must be resolved before any filming takes place.

Number three, a danger zone must always be identified and clearly communicated to all crew. No one should be present in that zone whilst filming under any circumstances. A manned camera must never be placed in a danger zone or in the path of a moving object. A remote head or similar must always be used to protect human life. Number four, when employing any new crew member, especially when they might be directly responsible for crew safety, such as stunt coordinator, special effects supervisor, first AD, et cetera, production must do due diligence in thoroughly researching claims of credits, qualifications, experience and content of showreel material. This must include more than one verbal recommendation from an independent person who has worked with a new crew member before. Never before has our industry been exposed to a single source of health and safety information, but perhaps now with this course, this qualification and further learning on the subject, we can be sure we all share the same point of reference, the same modern advice and that, finally, everyone is singing from the same call sheet.

Thank you on behalf of the Mark Milsome Foundation. Good luck with the final quiz and take care.