1  Introduction

The state of health and safety practice in the film and television business has been an area of concern for some time. The Health and Safety Executive has been worried about safety standards. Several recent accidents and deaths have resulted in enforcement action, prosecutions and fines brought under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The concern would appear justified as the number of actual accidents and incidents in the industry is believed to be much higher than the official statistics would show.

There is no doubt that good health and safety policies work where there is agreement and co-operation between employers and employees to remedy the situation. A positive culture creates the right atmosphere for good health and ...

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