Having worked in film and television since 1982 on a broad spectrum covering almost every aspect of the industry, and experiencing day to day work on location, shooting in diverse and sometimes high risk environments, I have a good knowledge of safe working practices. I’m very mindful of existing guidance and regulations implemented by the Health and Safety Executive and A.S.P.E.C. especially regarding:-

Manual Handling

PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998)

LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998)

Work at Height Regulations 2005

PAT Testing (Maintaining Portable and Transportable Electrical Equipment)

The Avoidance of Danger from Overhead Electrical Power Lines

further to this, and to reinforce any understanding and implementation of these, I’ve also taken the valuable BBC 'Safe Working with Cameras and Lights' course on Health and Safety

Acknowledging the above I’ve carried out a full Generic Risk Assessment of our camera crane operation and have a robust occupational health and safety policy in place

This is available for download here

The camera cranes have thorough scheduled testing with a certified company under LOLER and current copies of these certificates are available on request

I operate our cranes within the ASPEC ‘Safe Operation of Camera Crane Guidance’ and all of our technicians are made aware of these guidelines and regulations

Where necessary we use NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Key Grips

I carry Public Liability Insurance arranged with Zurich with cover to a maximum cover of £3 million

and Employers Liability Insurance with a maximum cover of £10 million

If these limits are not sufficient for your production please contact me immediately

I maintain an RYA First Aid certificate, and have recently done an NHS ‘AED’ (Automatic External Defibrillator) course 

For vehicle tracking please see the Police guidelines 2015 MPS Film Unit Guidelines to filming on the move.pdf


Rupert Lloyd Parry - Key Grip (NVQ Level 3) - ‘Far North

We had a difficult sequence to shoot on the edge of a Crevasse on Svea Glacier in Svalbard. The setting up of the crane first required us to get it there. This meant traveling on a small passenger plane, then a small support boat, transferring the equipment to an ice breaker then from there to a RIB with a rough shore transition to a snow mobile and finally to sledges (suggested by Simon) that had to be pulled for the final quarter of a mile. We decided the only way to do this was with a Jimmy Jib due to the rather epic ‘walk in’ to the location, on it we mounted a small remote head. Simon performed his duties with humour and professionalism. There were a myriad of safety concerns and it required constant vigilance to keep the equipment working and insure the safety of everyone around it. The conditions varied hugely and we were often dealing with temperatures of -20. The safety concerns of working on ice at the edge of a crevasse are obviously huge and Simon was thorough and meticulous in his attention to detail. We were among only a handful of people considered by the safety advisors to be competent enough to left to work without constant attention. I was very proud of my team on the glacier and it was not luck that meant we achieved all our shots safely and effectively by their skill and judgement. Simon was an important part of that team and I can’t recommend him highly enough. He is a very skilled crane operator and performed all his duties with great care. He was also a popular member of the crew and fitted in immediately with everyone”


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