In the new year, the union will be doing some promotion for the Health & Safety dimension of our work. This will include the re-constitution of the Bectu H&S committee that stopped meeting during the pandemic.
Each division can send two reps and that committee can then co-opt a number of specialist members.
One key contribution that the union makes is the support we give to the Production Safety Passport. This passport – co-ordinated by ScreenSkills allows freelancers to take their training and then be able to work for any production using it.
Bectu provides accredited training – CrISP – the Creative Industry Safety Passport – which is delivered by Martin Roberts. Comparable accredited training is also provided by the BBC, First Option, Media Safety Limited, MSS, ITV, and IMG Media Ltd.
CrISP is a one-day course that costs £110 with a discounted rate of £75 for BECTU members and an associate rate of £90. (All prices are exclusive of VAT)