Creative Industries Safety Passport


The well-established health & safety course from BECTU has now been re-designed for online delivery via Zoom.

The Union has successful converted, and gained IOSH accreditation, for its online Creative Industries Safety Passport (CRISP) course. Book a place.

What is the Creative Industries Safety Passport?

The Creative Industries Safety Passport is a one-day health & safety course designed specifically for workers, employed or freelance, working in film, TV, theatre and live events. It promotes a safety culture based on personal responsibility for safety. This means that it encourages delegates to be pro-active in their own safety and the safety of others.

The course is approved by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) under their Passport scheme which is a nationally recognised scheme and follows The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) syllabus guidelines as well ScreenSkills National Occupational Standards in Health & Safety X2, X3 and X3.5 and the BECTU/UK Theatre Code of Conduct for Get-in/ Get-outs. It is a level 2 qualification that is valid for 3 years and comes with a workbook pdf and IOSH certificate. All Safety Passport holders are registered on the IOSH central database so verification is an easy process. With so many employers asking for proof of health and safety training BECTU is providing an approved qualification that is relevant to creative industries workers.

What is the course content?

The course was redesigned in 2023 and covers the basics a delegate needs in health & safety as well as focusing on specific hazards that come up in the creative industries. It is regularly updated to reflect the working environment.

The course is split into 4 modules with breaks in between:

  • Introducing creative industry safety; this covers why health & safety matters, health & safety legislation, duties of employees, self-employed and contractors under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, what is a health & safety policy and insurance.
  • Defining hazard and risk; this covers risk assessments, hazards and risks, competence, risk matrix, controlling risk, what is reasonably practicable, dynamic risk assessments & risk perceptions.
  • Hazards and practical control measures; this covers electricity, display screen equipment, working at height, specific location hazards, welfare, confined spaces, manual handling, slips and trips, work equipment, hazardous substances, asbestos, noise, personal hygiene, driving, drones, violence, terrorist threats, bullying, stress, mental health, alcohol & drugs and fire.
  • Improving safety performance; this covers health & safety in the workplace, the construction phase, keeping people safe in the workplace, working time, personal protective equipment (PPE), signs and signals, first aid, health surveillance, accidents, accident reporting, safety representatives & safety inspectors.

The course uses a mix of teaching styles, including video and discussion to enhance the learning experience. Delegates can bring real issues and near miss incidents to increase the relevance of the course. All the trainers are IOSH accredited and have a wealth of knowledge and experience working in the creative industries.

The course has an online assessment with twenty eight questions, mainly multiple choice with a maximum mark of 56. To be eligible to receive a passport certificate you must achieve a total minimum pass mark of 34.

For the assessments, a link will be sent to you to complete the assessments; the first for the practice test with 5 minutes to complete, the second for the assessment with 35 minutes to complete. Each assessment has a time window allotted to access the assessment, it will only be available for the day and time of the training. The assessment has to be completed not using the workbook or web search aids while the video camera is on and can be monitored by the tutor under exam conditions. You will receive your mark on completion of the assessment.

For any student requiring any reasonable adjustments to completing the final assessment, an extra 10 minutes per assessment can be requested.

Attendee online requirements

You will need an internet connection that supports video conferencing

You need to use a device that has a camera and microphone

In the event of a lost connection, email the tutor [email protected] to discuss options to catch up on the sessions missed.

Online attendee instructions

Though the course is designed to be interactive and delegate participation is encouraged, to ease the running of the course, during the training session all the delegates will be asked to stay muted except for group activities, if you would like to ask a question, please use the ‘raise hand’ function found by your name in the ‘participants’ button and the tutor will respond.

By signing up to course the attendees agree to the following: “The attendee will not do anything to reduce the integrity of the assessment, including referring to the internet or any other resources whilst it is taking place.” A pre-course form sent out in advance must be signed and returned before the start of the course. Please be aware that an IOSH assessor may observe random course sessions to assure quality assurance.

How Much Does It Cost?

The one-day course will cost £110 and there will be a discounted rate of £75 for BECTU members. There will be an associate rate of £90. This includes the training, the workbook and the Passport certificate. VAT is not added to our course ticket prices.

Time of course: 9.00am – 5pm

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