Health and Safety

Health and Safety

HP48Hours is committed to running a safe competition.

You are responsible for your own health and safety but we aim to help by providing links to information about your responsibilities and obligations and paperwork to assist with this.

On April 4, 2016, The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 came into effect which changed some of the terms, responsibilities and approaches to health and safety. An organisation called Screensafe, in conjunction with the NZ film industry has set up a series of guidelines for dealing with health and safety in the screen industry which can all be found on their website.

While HP48Hours is a competition and team members are not being paid you are all still responsible for making sure that everyone is safe.

Team leaders - you should look over the information on the Screensafe website and make use of the forms that are provided on that site to have a health and safety policy and hazard risk assessment in place. There is also a handy checklist and induction form for your team members and you should do a safety briefing with your teams at the start of the production.

Screensafe website

Screensafe templates page

Health and Safety Policy

Hazard risk assessment

Hazard Risk assessment example

Screensafe Checklist

Children and Animals

Please be aware that using children and animals on set is likely to cause additional hazards. You should identify these hazards and take steps to keep the children, animals and your team safe. This may include having a dedicated child chaperone or animal handler. You should also be aware that there are industry guidelines for the length of time children should be on set. These are outlined in  The Code of Practice for the Engagement of Cast in the New Zealand Screen Production Industry (Pink Book), which you can read HERE.