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Production Safety Passport

The Production Safety Passport (PSP) is an industry-led scheme to support the mutual recognition of health and safety training in the film and TV industries.

The same health and safety skills are needed across a range of roles that are involved in film and television production.

That’s why Creative Skillset has worked with the industries to create the Health and Safety Framework, an agreement about which qualifications or training courses are needed for key production roles.

Courses that can be recognised on your Production Safety Passport have been independently assessed and evaluated as meeting an agreed industry standard.

This means that training and qualifications you do with one employer will be recognised and valued by your next employer.

How to get your Production Safety Passport

Your Production Safety Passport is the record of your health and safety training at all the places you've worked. It is a secure online record of the training you have successfully completed of courses that have been recognised as part of the scheme.

In order to get a Production Safety Passport, you need first to attend one of the Production Safety Passport courses, listed here on Hiive.

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked to provide your full name and address details, and your email address. You will then be issued with a Production Safety Passport, via an email from Hiive that will appear as a digital badge on your Hiive profile.

It only takes a minute to set up a Hiive profile and you only need input your name and email address. There is no obligation to take further action beyond this simple process, though you can of course create a full profile if you want to!

What information to give to your employer

Once you have a Production Safety Passport, it's easy. When you work with a different employer, provide them with the following and they will be able to view your training record:

  • Link to your Hiive profile

Partners in the Production Safety Passport

The following organisations are partners in the Production Safety Passport, mutually recognising each other's health and safety training, and working with Creative Skillset to ensure training courses are in line with National Occupational Standards.

  • BECTU
  • Beyond Dispute
  • BBC
  • Bournemouth University
  • Cyfle
  • 1st Option Safety Group
  • ITV
  • Pact
  • Prime Media
  • QVC
  • Remote Trauma
  • Sky

Joint Industry Grading Scheme

The Production Safety Passport covers key production roles. However, if you're in one of the following roles, the Joint Industry Grading Scheme is the right scheme for you:

  • Stunt Performer
  • Stunt Co-ordinator
  • Special Effects
  • Rigger
  • Scaffolder

Established in 2002, the Joint Industry Grading Scheme is run by BBC, ITV, Pact, Equity and BECTU.

The way that the scheme works is that you submit evidence, as someone learning the ropes in one of these roles, to the sub-committee for your role in the form of a portfolio of the on-the-job skills you have gained.

The sub-committee then confirms whether you have met the criteria – if you have, you are confirmed as working at a particular grade.

Each scheme has a register of members by grade. In the case of the stunt performers, this is reflected in the publication Spotlight.

Click here to find out more about the Joint Industry Grading Scheme.

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