Course description

This course is designed to help production workers assess whether they are at risk when agreeing to take a production job abroad, or a job which presents higher risks than normal. It shows how to deal with the risk during work for the production. It also explains how to assess whether you have been affected by a trauma during the production and how to get help afterwards. Freelance workers can more often be left to cope with the fallout from what they have seen or experienced whilst at work in these situations.

BECTU has collaborated with Lazarus Training to deliver a one day course looking at these issues and giving an overview of the options available to help cope when something goes wrong and the aftermath. Previously Lazarus Training Ltd has delivered trauma training for clients such as the BBC. 
The course outline is as follows:
 Pre-assignment considerations
  • assessing risk - what level of risk should I be happy with?
  • what is my personal resilience?
  • completing risk assessments
  • kit and equipment requirements
  • insurance considerations: personal & equipment
  • leaving a trail- what happens if something bad occurs
Being there and staying safe
  • information security: written and electronic (including social media)
  • medical requirements: personal health issues; travel health; first aid kit contents (and their use)
  • emergency planning:  what if someone is injured; what if I'm ill; I'm lost; what should someone do if I'm overdue (and what is overdue?)
 Post traumatic stress
  • what is Post traumatic stress (PTS); when is it PTS; why does it happen; why are media workers affected?
  • how to recognise PTS: in colleagues; in contributors; in yourself
  • coping strategies: for colleagues; for contributors; for yourself
  • interviewing victims of trauma
  • sources of help: both free and at cost
The cost to members is £60 + VAT/ non-members £100 + VAT
Training date - Friday 21 April 2017 - 9.30am - 5.00pm

To book and for more info go here

The Vocation training course privacy notice can be downloaded here.


BECTU Head Office, 373-377 Clapham Road, London, SW9 9BT


One day Friday 21 April 2017 9.30am - 5.00pm - course re-scheduled for later in the year.


Certificate of attendance