Cross-industry support for Health and Safety Passport
What is the Production Safety Passport (PSP)?
The Production Safety Passport is a record of the training in health and safety an individual has received.
This training is recorded on a database that employers can access, so that they can determine whether or not an individual has already received the required level of training. The aim is to avoid unnecessary duplication of training, saving time and money for the organisations involved and avoiding instances of the individual having to retrain unnecessarily.
At present the scheme only covers Risk Management of Productions, but it is anticipated that it will expand to cover other roles in production, such as News and Outside Broadcasts.
How does the PSP work?
The PSP scheme hinges on the mutual recognition of health and safety training offered by participating organisations. Relevant training courses are put forward to a Governance Group for benchmarking against an agreed standard. This agreed standard will be the National Occupational Standards for health and safety in the Creative Industries, downloadable below:
Getting your training course recognised
If you think your training course delivers the skills set out in these National Occupational Standards, you can submit your course details to the Governance Group for assessment for inclusion in the scheme. The Governance Group currently consists of: Creative Skillset (Secretary), BBC (Chair), BECTU, ITV, ITN, Channel 4, Cyfle, BSkyB, QVC, 1st Option for PACT, Bournemouth University, Remote Trauma, Argiva, Prime Training and Beyond Dispute.
The scheme is intended to be inclusive and accessible. Therefore, other industry and/or training organisations are welcome to join the Group.
To apply for your course to be recognised or if you have any questions on the scheme, please contact Stephen Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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