SPA and MEAA release revised Safety Guidelines for sector

In a small but monumental moment, the screen sector has released its 21st century approach to health and safety. It is a key document.

Safety Guidelines are the most beautiful documents in the entire screen sector. They save lives, keep everyone healthy and prevent the sort of accidents that destroy careers and wreck families.

They also protect screen workers from hostile lawyers, unscrupulous employers and horrible feelings of guilt. 

This set, inspired partly by the co-operative rush to Covid protocols, are taut, lucid and down-to-earth. As the release says, they are ‘directed at productions of all levels and in all media – from music videos to international feature film co-productions’.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.