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20 September 2012
BECTU's new health and safety qualification - the Creative Industries Safety Passport - received a warm reception on its first formal outing at PLASA2012 earlier this month.
This positive response was further boosted this week by news that the training course has been accepted as part of the industry-endorsed Production Safety Passport (PSP)scheme. The PSP operates in the television and broadcast sectors and is supported by Creative Skillset, the Sector Skills Council.
This recognition of the Creative Industries Safety Passport (CRISP) will mean that, funds permitting, participants will be able to apply for a contribution towards the cost of the training.
Funds to support health and safety training for workers in TV will become available from 1 October 2012; workers in film can apply for financial assistance from the Film Fund. For more information about training bursaries available through Creative Skillset, visit this page: http://www.creativeskillset.org/funding/individuals/
The CRISP, which has been developed by BECTU over the past two years, is accredited by IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
The passport is awarded after successful completion of a one-day course and is issued by IOSH for a three-year period. The qualification serves as evidence to employers across the creative sectors - including theatre, film and TV - of essential health and safety awareness including an understanding of risk assessment.
Booking for the first two courses - on Thursday 27 September and Thursday 25 October at BECTU's London HQ - is well underway. For more information on course content and to book visit this page. (Bookmark the page for notification of additional course dates at venues outside London).
The standard course fee is £100; BECTU members pay a reduced fee of £75.00.
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