The non-profit European Institute for Health & Safety in the Film Industry (EIHSFI) based in Czech Republic was founded in 2014 by Jiří Kosirinský with the goal of establishing and developing a common European-wide framework to health and safety in the film and television industry. Sister company Safety Film Experts (Sefex s.r.o.) was founded in early 2020 to provide H&S production support and Covid-19 safety supervision as a direct result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Behind the scenes of almost every blockbuster, there are serious injuries that happend on the set and most often could be prevented. While some dangerous are easy to spot others stay unnoticed until an accident happen. And its not just stuntmen that pay the highest price. Often cameraman, extras or the actors themselves end up with an injury.
The Institute and SEFEX created one of the first return-to-work Covid-19 Protocols „Risk Protection Against Contagion of SARS-CoV-2 During Filming“. The guidelines were adopted by the European Film Commission Network and have become the official Covid-19 protocols in many European countries and across the globe.
It is a legal requirement to make sure all your staff is safe.
This is easily said but not so easy to do. The safety industry lacks movie proof professionals who can trully advise on the issue. Therefore we put a team of specials having experience with the filming as well as health and safety, the right mix to make the cooperation with your film crew smooth and effective.
Will my film project be stripped of all potentially hazardous scenes, when I employ safety experts?
No, definitely not! Our team consists of industry specialists, having experience with the movie industry, filming, special effects etc. They are creative enough to come with a solution that will be safe and as much in line with your artistic intention as possible.
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