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Location Filmingin LondonCode of Practice


ContentsForeword 3Introduction 4Definitions 6General Location Filming Procedures 7Location Filming – Application Process Flowchart 8PageA—Z of Key Issues:1. Animals 102. Aerial Filming 103. Building Exteriors 114. Cabling 115. Camera Track 116. Catering 117. Charges 118. Child Performers 129. Coning for Parking 1210. Council Property 1211 . Cranes/Jibs/Cherry Pickers 1212 . Employment 1313 . Filming from Vehicles 13Scenes Involving a Weapon Flowchart 1414 . Firearms and Weapons 1615 . Health and Safety 1616 . Highways/Traffic Management 1617 . Historic and Cultural Locations 1718 . Indemnity and Insurance 1719 . Lighting 1720 . Litter Removal 1721 . Night Filming 1722 . Noise 1723 . Parking 1724 . Police/Emergency Services 1825 . Problem Solving 1826 . Publicity 1827 . Public Liability Insurance 1828 . Public Transport 1829 . Residents and Businesses 1930 . Risk Assessment 1931 . Rivers & Waterways 1932 . Road Markings 1933 . Scaffolding/Lighting Towers 1934 . Security 2035 . Signage 2036 . Special Effects/Pyrotechnics 2037 . Street Signs/Street Furniture/Street Lighting 2138. Stunts 21Annexe – Statutory Obligations 22This Code of Practice represents amajor step forward for the LondonFilming Partnership. For the firsttime, everyone involved in filmingin the capital – the industry, thosewho represent the citizens of Londonand public and private organisations– has come together to agree acomprehensive and practical toolwhich will govern the practice offilming in London.Although the Code itself isvoluntary, it provides details of thestatutory obligations to which allthose engaged in filming must adhere.Everyone who has signed up to theLondon Filming Partnership hasagreed that they will follow the Code.The Code embodies the spiritof the Partnership, which is to makeLondon a more film-friendly city. Itoffers assistance to both experiencedprofessionals and new talent alike byproviding a clear, simple checklist ofpractical issues which may arise inrelation to filming in London. It alsohelps to ensure that the process offilming does not create difficulties forlocal residents or businesses.ForewordThe Code has been agreedafter consultation with leadingprofessionals involved in productionacross the entire span of the movingimage industry, with representativesof the London boroughs and withprivate and public organisationsacross the city.The Code is reviewed regularlyto reflect the day-to-day practice andexperience of filming on the ground.I believe that we should allwelcome this Code and collectively putour shoulders to the wheel to ensurethat it delivers its objectives – makingfilming in London a smooth, efficientand positive experience for all.Lord Puttnam, CBEChair, London Filming Partnership2/3


IntroductionThis Code of Practice appliesto all forms of production(including feature films, television,commercials, drama documentaries,music videos, idents, stills shoots,student and short film crews) shoton location in public places inLondon which are likely to, or havethe potential to, cause disruptionto normal activity.In practice small on-streetlocation shoots (three people orless) may not need to adhere to allaspects of the Code at all times andit is not intended for news crews.The aims of the Code areto ensure that:• The industry can film effectively,efficiently and flexibly in London• All involved in location filming actresponsibly, professionally andconsiderately at all times• The practical impact of filmingon people and businesses withinLondon is minimised.Through a combination of all theabove, the long-term sustainabilityof filming in London is secured. ThisCode complements the productionguidelines of the UK broadcasterswhich will in any event prevail.This Code details the principlesof best practice to which thesignatories agree to adhere. It hasbeen developed by film industryprofessionals in consultationwith Borough Film Services andrepresentatives of key organisationsto help to promote filming in London.By joining the Partnership,signatories agree to support theirproduction team to help them towork within the guidelines, tocomply with all statutory regulationsand to use methods that conformto best practice.Filming procedures whichinvolve statutory obligations areindicated with a †.Details of the main relevantstatutory obligations are set outseparately in the Annexe.Productions are urged to readthe Code and relevant obligationsclosely to ensure that they operatewithin the law. The Code shall bereviewed and updated regularly byFilm London. This current draft wasupdated and approved in May 2012.Please Note: Although thisCode is comprehensive, it cannotcover every eventuality and eachproduction should consult their legalcounsel or other advisors in relationto individual concerns.Any queries regarding this Codeshould be addressed to:locations@filmlondon.org.ukThere is an additional documententitled Green Screen London whichcomplements this Code of Practice.This document can be found atwww.filmlondon.org.uk/greenscreen4/5


Definitions‘Production’ refers to the Produceror Production Company, ProductionManager, Location Manager orany other authorised officer orsupervising worker of the audiovisualproject being made.‘Local Authority’ defines theadministrative body of a localcouncil responsible for an area ordistrict of London. There are 33Local Authorities in London.‘Borough Film Service’ is the serviceprovided for film-makers by eachLondon Local Authority.‘Film Contact’ is the serviceprovided for film-makers by eithera Local Authority or an Organisationor Agency.‘Transport for London’ (TfL) is theintegrated body responsible for theCapital’s transport system.‘Highways Authority’ defines thebody responsible for managingand maintaining the highway. Thisincludes Local Authorities’ HighwaysDepartments and Transport forLondon, the traffic and highwayauthority for the main road “RedRoute” network (Transport for LondonRoad Network) in London.‘Traffic Authority’ defines the bodyresponsible for assessing theimpact of any proposed activityon traffic flow and the localcommunity. This includes LocalAuthorities’ Highways Departmentsand Transport for London.‘Security Industry Authority’ (SIA)defines the body responsible forregulating the private securityindustry. They are responsible for thecompulsory licensing of individualsworking in specific sectors of theprivate security industry.‘MPS Film Unit’ (MPSFU)The Metropolitan Police ServiceFilm Unit is the single point ofcontact for liaising with police forfilming in London. This does notinclude City of London.GeneralLocationFilmingProceduresAll producers undertake to informFilm London of any complex shootswell in advance of the start ofshooting to ensure effective liaisonwith all parties affected by theshoot. Film London undertakes tofacilitate such liaison in a timely andefficient manner.Productions undertake thatthey shall inform the relevant FilmContact of a shoot that is takingplace in a private location wheresuch shooting may have an impacton the relevant Local Authorityor Organisation.All individuals working onlocation must take responsibility fortheir own health and safety and thatof their colleagues. The producerhas the overall responsibility forensuring that adequate Health andSafety Policy and Managementprocedures are in place.6/7


8. Child Performers †Child Performers under schoolleaving age usually require a ChildPerformance Licence. The Productionmust apply for a Performance Licencefor the child well in advance. 21 daysis required to issue a licence.Child Performance Licences areissued by the Education WelfareService for the Local Authority inwhich the child resides, unless thechild is at Boarding School.Where the child is not from theUnited Kingdom, the child remainssubject to the UK requirementswhen they arrive here. However,care should also be taken toidentify and address any additionalrequirements that arise from thechild’s usual country of residence orwhen shooting outside of the UK.The hours that a child is permittedto work will depend upon their age.The Production must check thepermitted working hours with therelevant Education Welfare Service.More information on child licensingis available from the NNCEE website:www.NNCEE.org.uk and a list ofcontact details for all London ChildEmployment Departments can befound on the Film London websitewww.filmlondon.org.uk/legal9. Coning For ParkingThe Production acknowledges thatcones have no legal force to secureparking and their use shall be agreedin advance with the Film Contact.10. Council PropertyWhenever filming on Council-ownedproperty e.g. in parks, schools,housing estates, town halls etc, theProduction shall negotiate a licensewith the Borough Film Service.11. Cranes/Jibs/Cherry Pickers †Camera cranes/jib armsIn advance of the shoot, the Productionshall discuss and agree with theFilm Contact, and any other relevantauthorities, the specific cameracrane or jib arm to be used, and thepositioning of such equipment.Cherry pickersIn advance of the shoot, theProduction shall discuss and agreewith the Film Contact, and any otherrelevant authorities, the specific cherrypicker to be used, and the positioningof such equipment. It may be necessaryfor the relevant authority to carry outa highway inspection both before andafter a cherry picker is used.Camera cranes, jib arms andcherry pickers must be tested andhave proof of documentation and shallbe operated by certified qualifiedtechnicians. Productions shall agreeto consult codes and guidance fromrecognised bodies such as ASPEC’sGuidance in the Provision and SafeOperation of Cranes, and shall carryout a risk assessment where usingsuch equipment.Camera cranes and cherry pickers,and in some cases, jib arms are likelyto require a licence from the relevantLocal Authority. Rigging and de-riggingshall be undertaken with respect forlocal residents and in accordance withthe statutory obligations governingnoise levels.Please also see HSE Simple Guideto the Lifting Operations and LiftingEquipment Regulations 1998,Approved Code of Practice andGuidance L113 HSE Books 1998 andHSE Entertainment InformationSheet No. 6: Working at Heights inthe Broadcasting andEntertainment Industries. Visitwww.filmlondon.org.uk/cop for links.EeThe Production should be awarethat there are two Industry Codes ofPractice for Performers and Workers12. Employment †that must be observed when it isconsidering issuing Certificates.Production must implement all These Codes can be viewed atcurrent UK legislation that informs www.filmlondon.org.uk/cop.and guides the employment of all A guide to help Productionsworkers. The Production must also understand the issues surroundingobserve their legal responsibilities and work placements can be foundobligations with regard to the National on the Skillset website.Minimum Wage and the WorkingThe Production Guild will provideTime Regulations. Further detailed information on areas suchinformation on these can be found by as managed migration, availablefollowing this link www.direct.gov.uk/ skilled senior production anden/employment. For more information accounting personnel by contactingon rights at work, rates of pay etc. them on 01753 651767 orcontact BECTU on 020 7346 0900 or www.productionguild.com.go to www.bectu.org.uk.Producers must obtain sufficientproof of ‘Right to Work’ for all those Ffindividuals directly engaged by theProduction prior to commencement 13. Filming From Vehicles †of their engagement, and keep copiesof the documents in order to comply For the avoidance of doubt thiswith UK Immigration legislation. Such section refers to, but is not limited‘proofincludes, but is not limited to, to filming using low loaders, trackinga valid passport, national identity vehicles and a-frames.card, residence permit and, where The Production shall agree torequired, a certificate of sponsorship consult with the MPS Film Unit(which as of December 2008 replaces and relevant Highways and Trafficthe work permit).Authority (via the BFS where it isIf the Production is utilising any not a Highways Agency or TfL road)foreign nationals (excluding those when filming from a moving vehiclefrom a country in the European on a public road. All Road TrafficEconomic Area (EEA), but not Romania Legislation must be compliedand Bulgaria, and Swiss nationals) with subject to the grant of any– in front or behind the camera – it concessions by the Highways and/ormust demonstrate that these people Traffic Authority and the Police.are entitled to enter, remain andFor further information seework in the UK. Under the UK Borders HSE Information Sheet number 22:Agency’s Points-Based System of Safe filming and recordingManaged Migration, the Production involving vehicles. Visitor its parent company will be required www.filmlondon.org.uk/cop for link.to meet the criteria to register as aSponsor and issue Certificates thatwill allow such individuals to work inthe UK. In addition, visas to enter theUK may be required.12/13


Guidance for scenes involvinga weapon of any kind(Including all imitation weapons)You must consult and comply with the HSE information sheet 20available at www.filmlondon.org.uk/cop. A full and comprehensiverisk assessment must be completed and supplied.By raising awareness of your activity to BFS/Police, the likelihood of anarmed police deployment should be greatly reduced.Firearms(Including live and blankfiring weapons)Imitation*/Replica*/Deactivated Firearms*(e.g. Wooden, painted, models &certified permanently disabled)Other Weapons(e.g. Swords, knives, flame gun etc)Where it is a live firing weapon youwill require a license holder forthat weapon to be present, or aRegistered Firearms Dealer (RFD)or a servant of the RFD.You should agree local controlmeasures as per police and BoroughFilm Service guidance, to includethe transporting of weapons.Where it is a blank firing weapon it isadvisable to have the above present.Is your weapon being used ina public or private location?Public(Includes locations which are openspace and building interiors whichare viewable/audible from a3rd party/public location)Private(Includes locations which arefilm studios and buildingswhich fully enclose the filmingi.e. viewable/audible from apublic/3rd party location)You should ensure that the MPS FilmUnit has been informed and that aFilmweapon CAD has been created.You need to nominate a point ofcontact (for example the RFD orLocation Manager) and ensure theFilmweapon CAD number is passed tothem in the day of filming. Inform thelocal BFS and complete an application(to include risk assessments, detailsof control measures and theFilmweapon CAD number).You should inform the owner ofthe property, the BFS and the MPSFilm Unit of your intention to film,completing the application processwhere requested.* ImitationAnything which has theappearance of being a firearm(see S.57(4) Firearms Act 1668)* Replica (RealisticImitation firearm) Where it isindistinguishable, for all practicalpurposes, from a real firearmand is neither deactivated or anantique (see S.38 Violent CrimeReduction Act 2006)Please note: the BFS may requirea police presence. The productionwill be required to cover the cost ofthis assistance.* DeactivatedWhere the mechanisms to causeharm have been removed orpermanently disabled and it hasbeen certified as deactivated bya proof house (see S.8 Firearms(Amendment) Act 1988)14/15


14. Firearms & Weapons †Filmweapon cadA message created by the policeto notify local officers and armedresponse teams that firearms orweapons or being used whilst filming.No weapons or firearms of anykind, including prop or replicafirearms, shall be used withoutagreement in advance between theProduction and the Police and/orappropriate emergency service andthe Film Contact. A Filmweapon CADnumber must also be obtained fromthe police. This includes when filmingexteriors and/or interiors on publicand private property.Where it is a live firing weaponthe Production must have a licenceholder for that weapon present, or aRegistered Firearms Dealer (RFD) or aservant of the RFD. Where it is a blankfiring weapon, it is recommendedto have the above present. Pleaserefer to the firearms flowchart onpage 14, and sections 34 and 36 forinformation on stunts, special effectsand pyrotechnics.Please also see HSE EntertainmentInformation Sheet No. 20. Visitwww.filmlondon.org.uk/cop for link.Hh15. Health and Safety †The Production is bound by law totake reasonable care and measuresto ensure that a healthy and safeworking environment is created andmaintained for all. All relevant Healthand Safety legislation must be abidedby. Failure to follow appropriateHealth & Safety procedures mayinvalidate any insurance.15.1 High Visibility Clothing& Personal Protection Equipment †The Production must ensure that theappropriate level of safety clothing isworn for the safety of the crew whenfilming on the public highway and inthe public domain.Please also see HSE FreeInformation Line 08701 545500,HSE Publications 01787 881165,HSE Website: www.open.gov.uk/hse/entertainment and HSE InformationBooklet 360 Health and Safetyin Audio Visual Production –Your Legal Duties.16. Highways/TrafficManagement †The Production shall liaise withthe relevant Film Contact whenwanting to use public highways andfootpaths for filming or for placingdown equipment.The London Local Authorities andTransport for London Act 2008 allowsroad closures for filming to be carriedout by Order or by Notice by therelevant Traffic Authority/ies. Thereare conditions and lead in times to beconsidered for closures. Productionsshall agree to refer to the Film Londonwebsite (www.filmlondon.org.uk/traffic) for more information andcontact the Borough Film Service wellin advance of the desired shoot date.There is a low emission zone inoperation in London. Please seewww.tfl.gov.uk/lez forfurther information.Vehicles in central London mustpay the congestion charge. Please seewww.tfl.gov.uk/cc for information onhow to pay, and more details onthe congestion charge zone.Also see, Police/Emergency Services17. Historic & CulturalLocationsThe Production shall adhere to anyconservation regulations laid downby the respective Film Contact.Ii18. Indemnity & Insurance †The Production shall obtain andproduce to the Borough Film Service,a copy of the relevant insuranceneeded before shooting commences.The need for insurance is governedby statutory obligation.Also see, Public Liability InsuranceLl19. Lighting †The Production shall agree thepositioning and safety of lighting inadvance with the Film Contact and/ordesignated authority. An appropriatedegree of flexibility may be agreedproviding it is within the parametersof Health and Safety legislation.Please also see HSE Guidancenote GS50 Electrical Safety for Placesof Entertainment and HSE ElectricalSafety for Entertainers. Visitwww.filmlondon.org.uk/cop for links.20. Litter Removal †The Production shall ensure thatall litter is removed immediately atthe end of the filming and that thelocation and environs are returnedto the same condition in which theywere found. The Production may askthe relevant Borough Film Serviceto remove litter; this service is to beprovided according to local contractrates. Waste created on locationshould be recycled wherever possible.Nn21. Night Filming †The Production shall consider andconsult with the Film Contact, localresidents and businesses in theplanning process.22. Noise †Use of audio playback andmegaphones shall only be permittedfollowing agreement between theProduction and the Film Contact.The parking position of generatorsshall be agreed in advance betweenthe Film Contact and the Productionand will depend on local sensitivities.Pp23. Parking †The Production shall submit detailedparking plans to be discussed andagreed with the Film Contact; inparticular for on-street parking fortechnical vehicles, equipment andbays to be reserved for continuity.The Production shall make everyeffort to find off street parking for allfacilities vehicles.The Production shall not obscuremandatory or warning traffic signswhen parking vehicles on highwaysthat are not closed.Parking charges are detailed oneach Borough Film Service’s ratecard, www.filmlondon.org.uk/borough_charges.16/17


24. Police/EmergencyServices †The Production shall inform the Policeand/or appropriate emergency serviceof all proposed filming on the streetand/or in a public space in liaison withthe Film Contact.The staging of crimes andaccidents, plus use of firearms(including prop/imitation/deactivated/replica firearms) and special effectsshall be agreed, in advance ofthe shoot, with the Police and/orappropriate emergency service andthe Film Contact.The Production shall inform thepolice and/or appropriate emergencyservice when filming involvescelebrities who may cause securityor crowd control issues.24.1 The Metropolitan Police ServiceFilm Unit (MPSFU) supports andencourages filming in London.They will endeavour to provide allreasonable assistance to film-makers.There may be a legislative impactof scenes involving the following:• Fake Police officers or vehicles• Re-creating crimes• Presence of weapons both prop/imitation and, in the case offirearms, deactivated/replicafirearms• Explosions or perceived explosives• Special effects• Scenes involving nudity• Filming on the move e.g. Low loaders,‘A’ frames and trackingAll enquiries regarding the above willbe managed by the MPSFU, unlessyou are filming in the City of London.These enquiries will be dealt with bythe City Police. A Police presence canbe requested to assist with the abovescenes. The Production shall coverany costs of providing this service.Simple and straightforward shootsshall be dealt with by individualBorough Operational Command Units(BOCU’s). See www.filmlondon.org.uk/police for the BOCU contact list.See www.met.police.uk/filmunit forup to date information on R remit, feesand contact details.25. Problem SolvingIn the event of a dispute arisingbetween the Production and otherparties on location, please contactFilm London on 020 7613 7683 oremail locations@filmlondon.org.uk.26. PublicityThe Production (or in some cases,the Distributor or Broadcaster)shall provide the location/BoroughFilm Service with publicity material onrelease of the project wherever possible.27. Public Liability InsuranceThe Production shall provide a copy ofPublic Liability Insurance to theBorough Film Service or filminglocation, for all location filming andagree to indemnify the location owneror representative against any claimsarising as a direct result of theactivities of the Production.Also see, Indemnity & Insurance28. Public Transport †The Production must seek permissionfrom the relevant Film Contact beforefilming on public transport. PleaseNote: Drinking alcohol or beingperceived to be drinking alcohol is nowbanned on the Tube, London Buses,Docklands Light Railway, tram servicesand at Transport for London stationsthroughout the city.Rr29. Residents & BusinessesThe Production shall consult withlocal residents and businesses thatmay be affected by their filming priorto and during the shoot.The Production shall considerdiversity and equality whenconsulting with residents andbusinesses. The Borough FilmService should be approachedbefore residents and businessesare contacted as they should beable to provide the Production withrelevant local information to aid a fairconsultation process.30. Risk Assessment †Risk Assessments are requiredby the self-employed and by anycompany with employees to beable to satisfy their insuranceprovisions and statutory obligationsto employees and those affected bytheir actions.Additional location specific RiskAssessments are also requireddepending on the type and natureof filming. Guidance on writing riskassessments is available atwww.hse.gov.uk/entertainment.Please also see HSE A Guide toRisk Assessment Requirements andHSE 5 Steps to Risk Assessment:www.hse.gov.uk/risk/fivesteps.htm31. Rivers & WaterwaysWhen planning to film on anywaterway, the Production mustliaise with the Film Contact from therelevant governing body as early aspossible. Specific health and safetymeasures will apply.32. Road MarkingsThe temporary painting-out ordisguising of road markings, linesor other road signs is subject toagreement in advance with the FilmContact and, if necessary, HighwaysAuthority. The Production shall alsonotify local Police in advance of anysuch undertaking.The Production agrees to fullyreinstate any alterations to roadmarkings to the satisfaction of theTraffic or Highways Authority andwhen obliged to use officialcontractors shall pay cost price.Ss33. Scaffolding/Lighting Towers †All requests to erect scaffolding/lighting towers in a public area,highway or footway shall be agreed inadvance with the Film Contact and/or designated authority. A temporarystructure licence may be required.Please also see HSE Work atHeight Regulations 2005: A BriefGuide and HSE EntertainmentInformation Sheet No. 6: Workingat Heights in the Broadcasting andEntertainment Industries. Visitwww.filmlondon.org.uk/cop for links.18/19


34. Security †The Production must use SIA (SecurityIndustry Authority) licensed Securityfor all licensable activity at all timesand follow guidelines that conform toBS7690. SIA Security badges will haveindividual numbers on which can bechecked on the SIA websitewww.the-sia.org.uk.Licensed activity includes but is notlimited to manned guarding (guardingpremises against unauthorizedaccess; guarding property againstdestruction or damage and theft),close protection (guarding anindividual) and guarding cash orvaluables in transit. A Door Supervisorlicense is required if manned guardingactivities are undertaken in relation tolicensed premises that are open to thepublic (i.e. a public house, restaurantor bar).A useful check list when choosinga Security company1. Are they SIA licenced?2. Do they have public and employersliability insurance of up to £10m?3. What list of services do theyprovide ie: Location Security, StudioSecurity, Location Support, Lockoffs, Crowd Control, Event Security,Street Reservations, Dog Patrolsand Close Protection, can theyprovide a risk assessment?The Production must respect Securityissues local to the borough or locationin which the filming is taking placeand shall take advice of local Police,the Security provider and the FilmContact when deciding upon thenumber of Security personnelrequired and their positioning.The Production may be askedto work alongside on-site SecurityOfficers. Such on site Security are notemployees of the Production, so inthis instance it is advisable to checkinsurance policies.35. Signage †Unless approved by the relevant Trafficor Highways Authority, unit directionsignage on the highwayis illegal.The Production shall consult theFilm Contact before attaching all othernon-public highways signage.36. Special Effects/PyrotechnicsFor the avoidance of doubt thissection refers to, but is not limitedto, all sequences including physical,atmospheric and pyrotechnic effects.In accordance with statutory Healthand Safety obligations, the Productionmust provide a risk assessment andmethod statement.The Production shall notify therelevant Film Contact or relevantthird party whenever physical, orpyrotechnic effects are to be used,and shall consult the Police andEmergency Services in advance.The Production shall inform localresidents and businesses of suchfilming, in consultation with theFilm Contact.All special effects shall be underthe direct supervision of a JIC gradedTV Supervisor or Features Supervisor,or person of similar experience andall pyrotechnics shall be under thedirect supervision of a JIC gradedPyrotechnics Supervisor or person ofsimilar experience.Atmospheric effects (e.g. wetdowns, snow, mist and rain) may onlybe carried out with the approval of theFilm Contact after a proper evaluationof the forecast weather conditions andwith the proper signage and a clear upand safe disposal schedule.Productions shall considerexisting industry codes and guidancedocuments from recognised bodiessuch as HSE, BECTU Special FXbranch, etc.Please also see HSE document:Preventing Slips and Trips at workand HSE publication: Slips andTrips: Guidance for Employers onIdentifying Hazards and ControllingRisks HSG155 HSE Books, HSEEntertainment Information SheetNo. 3 [Smoke and Vapour Effects],HSE Entertainment InformationSheet No. 16 [Explosivesand Pyrotechnics], and HSEEntertainment Information SheetNo. 22 [Filming Involving Vehicles].Visit www.filmlondon.org.uk/copfor links.37. Street Signs/StreetFurniture/Street Lighting †The removal of street furniture,including street signs, and theadjustment of street lighting shallbe subject to agreement in advancebetween the Film Contact and,if necessary, the Traffic orHighways Authority.All agreed work shall normally becarried out by the Traffic or HighwaysAuthority and charged to theProduction at cost. The Productionshall agree to cover these costs andthose of re-instatement.38. Stunts †In accordance with statutoryHealth and Safety obligations, theProduction must provide a riskassessment.The Production shall notify therelevant Film Contact or relevantthird party whenever stunts are tobe used, and shall consult the Policeand Emergency Services in advance.A full method statement and riskassessment may be required by theFilm Contact.The Production shall inform localresidents and businesses of suchfilming, in consultation with theFilm Contact.All stunts shall be under the directsupervision of a recognised JISC(Joint Industry Stunt Committee)Co-ordinator or a person ofsimilar experience.Please also see HSE documentPreventing Slips and Trips atwork, HSE publication: Slips andTrips: Guidance for Employers onIdentifying Hazards and ControllingRisks HSG155 HSE Books, HSEEntertainment Information Sheet No.17 [Stunts & Fight Scenes], and HSEEntertainment Information Sheet No.22 [Filming Involving Vehicles].20/21


Annexe –StatutoryObligations1. AnimalsManagement of Health and SafetyRegulations 1999Management of Health & Safety at Work(Amendment) Regulations 2006(Amends 1999 Regulations)Animal Welfare Act 2006 (Repeals parts of1911 Act, 1954 Act and 1988 Act)The Protection of Animals Act 1911 to 1988The Performing Animals(Regulation) Act 1925The Pet Animals Act 1951Pet Animals Act 1951 (Amendment) Act 1983The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976The Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981The Wildlife & Countryside(Amendment) Act 1985The Wildlife & Countryside(Amendment) Act 19914. CablingHealth and Safety at Work ActManagement Regulations 1999Electricity at Work Regulations 19896. CateringManagement of Health and SafetyRegulations 19998. Child PerformersChildren and Young Persons Act 1963Children and Young Persons Act 1969Children [Performances] Regulations 1968Protection of Children Act 1978Children [Performances] Regulations 2000Children [Protection at Work]Regulations 1998Children [Protection at work]Regulations 2000Children Act 200411. Cranes/Jibs/Cherry PickersLifting Equipment and LiftingRegulations 1998The Provision and Use of Work EquipmentRegulations 1998The Supply of Machinery [Safety]Regulations 1992The Supply of Machinery [Safety](Amendment) Regulations 199412. EmploymentImmigration Act 1971 (as amended bythe Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 andthe Nationality, Immigration and AsylumAct 2002)Immigration, Asylum and NationalityAct 2006National Minimum Wage Act 199813. Filming From VehiclesRoad Traffic Act 1988Road Vehicles [Construction and Use]Regulations 198614. Firearms And WeaponsFirearms Act 1968Criminal Justice Act 1988Public Order Act 1986Violent Crime Reduction Act 200615. Health & SafetyHealth and Safety at Work Act 1974Management of Health and Safety at WorkRegulations 1999Management of Health and Safety at Work(Amendment) Regulations 2006Fire Precautions [Workplace]Regulations 1999The Corporate Manslaughter and CorporateHomicide Act 2007Visit www.filmlondon.org.uk/cop15.1 High Visibility ClothingPersonal Protective EquipmentRegulations 1992Personal Protective EquipmentRegulations 200216. Highways/Traffic ManagementManagement Regulations 1999Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984Highways Act 1980Highways (Amendment) Act 1986Road Traffic Act 1988Traffic Management Act 2004Roads Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989Roads Vehicles [Construction & Use]Regulations 198618. Indemnity And InsuranceEmployers’ Liability Act 1969Employers’ Liability Regulations 1988Employers’ Liability [Compulsory Insurance](Amendment) Regulations 200419. LightingElectricity at Work Regulations 1989BS 7909 Code of Practice for TemporaryElectrical Systems for EntertainmentRelated Purposes20. Litter RemovalEnvironmental Protection Act 199021. Night FilmingManagement of Health and Safety at WorkRegulations 1999Environmental Act 199022. NoiseControl of Noise at Work Regulations 2005Environmental Act 199023. ParkingManagement of Health and Safety at WorkRegulations 1999Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984Highways Act 1980Highways (Amendment) Act 1986Traffic Management Act 200424. Police/Emergency ServicesMetropolitan Police Service Film Unit –www.met.police.uk/filmunitFor all London Borough Police Contacts seewww.filmlondon.org.uk/lists_forms_offers28. Public TransportTransport for London Conditions ofCarriage 200830. Risk AssessmentHealth and Safety at Work Act 1974The Management of Health and Safety atWork Regulations 199933. Scaffolding/Lighting TowersManagement of Health and Safety at WorkRegulations 1992The Workplace [Health, Safety and Welfare]Regulations 1992Construction [Design and Management]Regulations 199434. SecurityThe Private Security Industry Act 200135. SignageHighways act 1980 Section 132(1)Criminal Justice Act 1982 (ss 35, 37, 38, 46)36. Special Effects/PyrotechnicsStunts:Management Regulations1999Explosives Act 1875Road Traffic Acts 1988, 1991Sfx:Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998Fire precautions [Workplace]Regulations 1999Dangerous Substances and ExplosiveAtmospheres Regulations 2002Storage of dangerous substances 2003Control of Substances Hazardous to HealthRegulations 2002Control of Substances Hazardous to Health(Amendment) Regulations 2003Control of Substances Hazardous to Health(Amendment) Regulations 2004Control of Explosives Regulations 1991The Corporate Manslaughter and CorporateHomicide Act 200737. Street Signs/Street Furniture/Street LightingTraffic Signs Regulations and GeneralDirections 2002Highways Act 198038. StuntsPlease see Section 34.22/23


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