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New health & safety passport to launch at PLASA 2012

Blue and white logo for the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health The Creative Industries Safety Passport is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

16 August 2012

BECTU will be launching it's new safety passport for the creative sector at PLASA 2012 (9-12 September, Earls Court, London).

The launch of the Creative Industries Safety Passport (CISP), a one-day course accredited by IOSH, will be supported by a free seminar titled Empowerment through Health & Safety led by BECTU to highlight the benefits of personal responsibility. The seminar will run from 11am - 12 noon on Wednesday 12 September, the last day of the show.

Register to attend the show (free registration for BECTU members) and view the full seminar programme here.

The CISP is designed to promote safety in live events, theatre, film and tv production and is suitable for both staff and freelances. 

The course covers the elements needed to comply with Creative Skillset’s X2, X3 and X3.5 National Occupational Standards as well as the elements required for the BECTU/TMA Code of Conduct for Get-outs. It is supported by the CC Skills, the Sector Skills Council for theatre and live events.

Topics covered: 

  • Health and safety law and why it matters
  • How and why we write safety policies and risk assessments
  • Why you should have insurance
  • Who to raise a health & safety issue with and how
  • Identifying hazards and assessing risks
  • Dynamic risk assessment
  • Practical control measures for specific industry hazards such as: electricity, working at height, manual handling and noise
  • Common workplace standards such as: accident reporting, fire, stress, driving and lone working.

The course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) under their Passport Scheme which is nationally recognised and follows Health & Safety Executive (HSE) syllabus guidelines.

The Creative Industries Safety Passport has two assessment papers which both require an eighty percent (80%) pass mark. Those who successfully complete the course will receive an accredited picture card, valid for three years, to demonstrate competence to employers in the creative industries.   

For further information about the course, costs and to book for dates in September and October visit this page. Queries about course content should be sent to Martin Roberts, learning organiser, on


BECTU will be exhibiting at PLASA from 9-12 September 2012, stand 2-R5. Come and meet us to find out more about the Creative Industries Safety Passport and other benefits and services available through BECTU, including low-cost public liability insurance.


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