PRODUCTION HIGH RISK ACTIVITIES
These are AFTRS’ activities that have been identified as presenting
a realistic risk of serious incident.
Please consider any high risk activities carefully.
This kind of activity will require AFTRS Executive and/or CEO approval.
No. Risk description
1. Moving vehicles – working in or around.
2. Children – working with anyone under 18 yrs old.
3. Animals – using any animal in a film.
4. Drugs & Alcohol – depictions of or dealing with drug or alcohol
use, misuse or addiction.
5. Water – diving and/or swimming in over 2m depth/water‐based
stunts/open‐waters (eg surf, rivers)/SFX –
excludes use of rainbars.
6. Watercraft – filming from watercraft in over 2m depth of water.
7. Filming in uncontrolled traffic.
8. Light levels – excessively low.
9. Explosives – pyrotechnics/fireworks/explosives (Class 1.1 Dangerous
10. Fire – flame‐stunts/”Flame‐Gel” and
other flammable solids SFX/ flammable liquid SFX eg Isopropyl alcohol.
11. Stunts – other – flying persons/vehicles.
12. Confined spaces – off‐site.
13. Weapons – firearms/other – prohibited.
14. ‘Adventure’‐style activities – climbing/abseiling/caving/kayaking/canoeing.
15. Physical SFX – structures collapsing/wind/rain/snow.
16. Lasers – display/ entertainment‐based – excludes
17. Excessive environments – heat/cold/humid/dry.
18. Dangerous substances/environments with potentially lethal medical
effects – inc. lead/asbestos/sand
(only where a documented high risk of silicosis exists).
19. Mines – open‐cut.
20. Below‐ground – including mines/excavations/tunnels.
21. Working at height – including filming in trees.
22. Aerial – aircraft/gliding/hang‐gliding/parachuting/skydiving/ballooning.
23. Remote or isolated work.
24. Use of Cranes (inc. Telehandlers) or Hoists – with a High Risk
25. Filming in politically hostile/dangerous areas – listed on DFAT
Travel Advisory Index.
26. Filming in proximity to Major Hazard Facilities (locations such as
oil refineries, chemical plants and large fuel
and chemical storage sites where large quantities of hazardous materials
are stored, handled or processed) –
or other areas that may require security clearance, such as major airports
or port facilities.