Health and Safety

1. Introduction

At Audiama, the health and safety of our employees, visitors, and collaborators is paramount. This policy details our commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for all, consistent with the standards established by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and applicable laws.

2. Scope

This policy applies to all employees of Audiama Productions, contractors, visitors, and anyone using our premises or involved in our operations, including off-site recordings.

3. Objectives

- Ensure a safe and risk-free environment within our studios, offices, and any other place of operation.

- Identify and mitigate potential hazards and continually improve our health and safety measures.

- Foster a culture where health and safety concerns are promptly addressed.

4. Responsibilities

4.1 Management:

Management shall provide the necessary resources, training, and equipment to ensure the health and safety of all involved.

4.2 Employees:

Every Audiama employee must take responsibility for their own health and safety and that of their colleagues. This includes following procedures, using equipment appropriately, and reporting hazards.

4.3 Health and Safety Officer:

A dedicated officer will be appointed to monitor compliance with health and safety laws, conduct regular risk assessments and promote safety awareness.

5. General Provisions

5.1 Training:

All employees will receive health and safety training pertinent to their role. This includes fire safety, first aid, and the correct use of equipment.

5.2 Equipment:

Equipment belonging to Audiama will be regularly inspected to ensure it is safe for use. Faulty equipment should be reported immediately and set aside for repair or replacement.

5.3 Premises:

We will maintain our studio and office space to the highest standard. This includes ensuring clear emergency exits, adequate lighting and a clean environment.

5.4 First Aid:

A first aid kit will be available at all recording locations and a designated first aider will be on-site.

6. Specific Provisions for Studio Operations

6.1 Noise Levels:

We recognize that our industry can involve exposure to varied noise levels. Audiama will ensure that sound levels are kept within safe limits.

6.2 Electrical Safety:

All electrical equipment belonging to Audiama will undergo regular safety checks. Cables should be secured to prevent trip hazards.

6.3 Ergonomics:

Given the long hours staff can spend editing or recording, ergonomic assessments will ensure workstations within the Audiama office environment are set up to minimize strain and injury.

7. Reporting and Responding to Incidents

All incidents, no matter how minor, must be reported to the company’s Health and Safety Officer. Incidents will be logged and reviewed to determine any necessary preventive actions.

8. Off-site Recordings

For off-site recordings, a specific risk assessment will be conducted. Necessary precautions, including weather considerations, site security, and equipment safety will be undertaken.

9. Visitors

Visitors to an Audiama production site must make themselves known to the designated officer. They will be provided with guidelines on health and safety measures and must adhere to them during their visit.

10. Continuous Improvement

Feedback and suggestions related to health and safety are welcomed from all employees and freelancers working with us. Regular reviews and training updates will ensure our health and safety measures remain relevant and effective.

11. Policy Review

This policy will be reviewed annually and updated as necessary to reflect changes in legislation, industry standards or company operations.

Reviewed March 2023