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Covid-19 Risk Management

Covid-19 is a risk that we anticipate workplaces will need to continue managing for at least the short to mid-term; even as vaccination programs around the world progress.

Our Covid-19 products and services are designed to minimize the risks of the disease without causing significant disruptions to your production or project.

Order a Covid-19 Risk Assessment or Plan
Covid-19 Risk Management

Covid-19 is a risk that we anticipate workplaces will need to continue managing for at least the short to mid-term; even as vaccination programs around the world progress.

Our Covid-19 products and services are designed to minimize the risks of the disease without causing significant disruptions to your production or project.

Order a Covid-19 Risk Assessment or Plan

Products & Services

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Covid-19 Risk Assessments are for productions and projects that do not require a Comprehensive Risk Assessment. We assess your Covid-19 risk based on ongoing monitoring of outbreaks and vaccination trends, and our extensive prior experience working with productions during the pandemic.

Within our assessment, we provide recommendations about the steps you should take to minimize your risk and the GFS risk management plans and services that can assist you.

Your production will receive an industry-recognized Certificate of Risk Assessment and License, which helps satisfy your insurer that you are observing international best practices in risk management.

Covid-19 Plan

We develop the recommendations in your risk assessment into an actionable plan, detailing the protocols and procedures required for each department or business unit to operate safely.

We monitor industry, county, state and federal guidelines, requirements and restrictions to inform your protocols, and ensure they are appropriate for your level of risk and risk appetite.

Covid-19 Safety Officers

Our Covid-19 safety officers help you implement Covid-19 protocols on the ground. We deploy Health Safety Supervisors (HSS), Health Safety Managers (HSM) and Covid Compliance Officers (CCO).

Our HSSs and HSMs are medically trained, and qualified or experienced in infectious disease control. If unexpected changes happen on your production or project, they have the skills and experience to help you adapt your protocols safely.

Each of our Covid-19 safety officers is fully vetted, identified as a good fit with your company culture, and insured by GFS Risk. They arrive on location production-ready, appropriately equipped, and supported by the GFS leadership team through our 24/7 OverWatch™ operations center.

We select Covid-19 safety officers from our established network of expert risk management consultants. Many come from impressive backgrounds in the military, special forces, law enforcement, and emergency medical services (see featured consultants below).

Covid-19 Training

GFS Academy’s Covid-19 training webinars and online inductions provide cast and crew with a thorough understanding of the risks of Covid-19 and the actions they should take to keep themselves and their colleagues safe.

Our courses improve implementation of your Covid-19 protocols by enhancing knowledge of how they should be applied by different departments.

Evaluation of Covid-19 Testing Providers

We assist clients with choosing reliable Covid-19 testing providers by undertaking due diligence and comparative analysis on their behalf. We help to ensure that providers supply appropriate methods of testing and testing cadences, with acceptable levels of accuracy, turn-around times and fees.

Case Studies

The Plane (2022)

This action-thriller feature film required a comprehensive health and safety approach, with director-level oversight, OverWatch™ services, and both general and Covid-19 safety supervisors deployed.

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (2022)

To help produce this musical biopic of the greatest R&B pop vocalist of all time – Whitney Houston – GFS was brought onboard to develop a Covid-19 plan, evaluate testing suppliers, and deploy a Covid-19 safety team.

The Me You Can’t See (2021)

We deployed a team of eight Covid-19 Health Safety Supervisors to implement our Covid-19 plan across various locations for this high-profile series.

Go-Big Show (2021–)

This extreme talent show required GFS to provide a full-services approach to keep its production, large crew, and celebrity talent protected from Covid-19.

Evil Eye (2020)

Working alongside renowned horror film producer, Blumhouse, GFS supplied Covid-19 training and a team of Health Safety Supervisors to the Evil Eye production.

Insights

Experiences of a frontline Covid‑19 H&S consultant

GFS Risk consultant Catherine Lansford shares her experiences working as a Covid-19 health and safety officer on productions, including what works well and how even the best laid plans can go wrong.

Why Covid-19 training should be frequent and production-specific

When it comes to avoiding Covid-19 outbreaks, a production is only as strong as its weakest link — that's why it's essential every crew member understands how to comply with your Covid-19 protocols.

Taking your production overseas

How can a production operate safely while overseas during the Covid-19 pandemic? The best practice risk mitigation measures are not that different to producing shows and films domestically. However...

Covid-19 officers: Who are they and what do they do?

This week our director of East Coast operations, Jamieson Shea, is back to discuss the new and important roles of productions' Covid-19 health safety officers, including what it takes to become one.

Dealing with Delta

Director of East Coast Operations Jamieson Shea explains how productions are adapting to the latest challenge in the Covid-19 pandemic, the highly transmissible Delta variant.

The false economy of slimming down your Covid‑19 protocols

Why cutting corners of your Covid-19 protocols can cost you more in the long run — especially if you end up in a legal dispute with your insurance company over shutdown-related expenses.

Let's talk today about your risk requirements.

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