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Film crew awarded for commitment to safety

3rd March 2014 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A film producer and production manager, both in their early 20s, have been awarded for their commitment to safety while creating a film. The movie, entitled 'The Escapist', won the 'best health and safety plan' award at the National Film and Television School Show 2014.

Miranda Ballesteros, the film's producer, was awarded £700 for her commitments to safety. She said: "Our lead actor hung upside down from an A-frame, escaped from chains and from a straight jacket underwater. All of the stunts could have threatened the safety of the actor and the crew."

However, the efforts of Ms Ballesteros and the film's production manager, Sile Culley, ensured that every precaution was taken to prevent any accidents. The award was judged by members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), which also sponsored it.

Graham Parker, vice chair of the Thames Valley Branch of IOSH, said: "Preparation meant Miranda had a clear understanding of the risks involved."

This advice can be extended to all businesses, as small precautions such as risk assessments and safety signage can ensure all employees are prepared to deal with any dangers in the workplace.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801699572-ADNFCR


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