Creative Industries Safety Passport

Due to COVID-19, all in person courses are suspended in order to play our part in social distancing until further notice. However, our Health and Safety course for freelancers – CRISP is now available online.


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

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

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 2020 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, which will include measures to able to return to work during the COVID – 19 situation.

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 a two-part online assessment, the first part has twenty questions, mainly multiple choice with a maximum mark of 40 and the second is practical application learning which requires spotting hazards and providing measures to reduce the risk, with a maximum 16 marks on offer. To be eligible to receive a passport you must achieve 24 marks or over on the first part and 10 marks or over on the second part. A total minimum pass mark of 34 is required.

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 assessment part A with 20 minutes to complete and the third for assessment Part B with 15 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 assessments have to be completed without 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 each assessment.

For any student requiring reasonable adjustments to completing the assessments, an extra 5 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 with a discounted rate of £75 for BECTU members. There is 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

Privacy Notice

The Creative Industries Safety Passport is an approved course on the Production ‘Safety Passport’ scheme run by the ‘Production Safety Group’, made up of representatives of major UK Broadcasters, Indies, BECTU and ScreenSkills (the national skills body for the Screen Industries). This scheme supports mutual recognition of agreed safety training between the participants to avoid unnecessary retraining and ensure consistency.

What information we collect:

The personal data we collect from you are:

  • Personal details
  • Contact details
  • Education details
  • Financial details
  • On-line identification data

The special category data we collect from you are:

  • Equality data
  • Trade union membership

How we use this information:

The personal data we collect will be used for the following purposes:

Administration of the online booking process

To contact you regarding any matter arising from your booking or attendance at the course.

To process the payment fee for the course

To distribute a student list to the course tutor

To keep a record of course attendance

To inform you of your assessment result

To transfer data to IOSH for accreditation and issuing of passport certificate

To mail out certificate or replacement certificate

Equality monitoring

To manage zoom sessions including the chat function and close caption transcriptions.

Lawful Basis for Processing

The lawful basis for processing your data is:


Equality data – Consent

Special category data

Legitimate activities by a trade union

Equality data – Explicit consent

Personal data shared by students during Zoom sessions are manifestly made public by the data subject.

Your data will only be shared with the following:

Institution of Occupational Safety & Health – IOSH


Who will process your data?

The processing by these organisations will involve the transfer of data to the US. This is done under standard contractual clauses.




Your data will be retained for the following periods:

Prospect will retain specific data for 3 years.

IOSH will retain your data for 3 years.

ScreenSkills will collect data directly from the course attendees and retain for 10 years.

How will we keep your data secure?

Data will be kept in an encrypted format on secure servers.

Data shared with IOSH will be encrypted.

Your rights as a data subject

At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

Right to withdraw consent

Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.

Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.

Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.

Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.

Right to Data Portability.


If you have any questions, concerns or a complaint about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, or if you wish to exercise your rights under GDPR please contact the Data Protection Compliance Officer at Prospect.

Our Data Protection Compliance Officer can be contacted directly by:

Post: Prospect, New Prospect House, 8 Leake Street, London. SE1 7NN

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0207346 0911

However, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority, the ICO.

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113