An increasing amount of the content used on media channels is gathered by freelancers, with many putting themselves in harms way to get the “piece”. Whether in the aftermath of a natural disaster or in a conflict zone a lack of planning can have catastrophic consequences.
Our FOCUS- [Freelancers Operating in Challenging & Uncertain Situations] Safety Awareness Training for freelancers course is designed to set the foundations of good safety practice for this fluid working group.
This one day Safety Awareness Course covers both ends of the task, pre-deployment and the possible after effects of covering nature disasters or wars.
The course can be adapted to meet the specific requirements of the delegates but typically covers:
Completing risk assessments
Kit and equipment requirements
Insurance considerations: personal & equipment
Information security: written and electronic [including social media]
Medical requirements: personal health issues; travel health; first aid kit contents
Emergency planning: injury; illness; lost; overdue
Post traumatic stress
What is Post traumatic stress [PTS]; when is it PTS; why does it happen; why are media workers affected.
How to recognise PTS: in colleagues; in contributors; in yourself.
Coping strategies: for colleagues; for contributors; for yourself.
Interviewing victims of trauma.
Sources of help: free; at cost.
All training is conducted to reflect in house policies and procedures and/or equipment.
The course is designed to promote good practice in the media sector, particulary amongst the freelancer community. Many of the topics covered in this course can be expanded upon with further training available.
The course has been designed to reflect the Creative Skillset National Occupational Standards J40 Work in challenging or hostile environments.
Contact us on 0800 242 5210 or by firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or to discuss your specific needs.
To find out more about us as a company visit our main website: lazarustraining.co.uk