Whatever your role in a film crew first aid training is essential. You’re working with heavy camera and lighting equipment. You’re working with electricity. Often you’re working in unfamiliar spaces. This is why BECTU have organised a First Aid training, developed especially for film sets.

If you work on set, or as part of a camera crew, look into attending a course like this. Whether on a drama shoot or documentary, we go to new locations every day, in unfamiliar places. While the production company is responsible for ensuring those spaces are safe, and first aid is available, your ability to spot potential hazards or respond quickly to an emergency could save someone’s life.

Few crew mention First Aid training on their CVs, so if you’d done any list it clearly. It shows you’re a responsible member of crew and make you stand out.

For a complete guide to making your CV stand out, read Clearly Creative CVs.


Gavin Ricketts is a Producer/Director with over twenty year's experience. His courses on finding work in the creative industries has helped hundreds of Film and TV Crew win more work.