COVID-safe Aerial Filming Measures

Posted on Jul 20, 2020 by Definition Magazine

In what we hope to be the aftermath of a worldwide pandemic; in an industry that relies heavily on collaborations, Helicopter Film Services has introduced COVID-safe measures to ensure safety for crew, production teams and subjects, so that filming projects can continue. Jeremy Braben, Aerial DOP and CEO of Helicopter Film Services commented, “We’ve adopted new operational procedures to take into account all the risks posed by Coronavirus. However, fortunately, aerial units are generally more isolated from wider crew, and communications can be carried out by radio and telephone to liaise with other departments.

Ensuring Productions Don’t ‘GO VIRAL’

  • All HFS aircraft are sanitised before every flight, with particular attention paid to any contact points
  • Shared equipment, such as monitors, remotes and cables, etc. are also cleaned with anti-viral treatments prior to use
  • Aerial crew will be tested for the virus on a weekly basis, regardless of symptoms. Any positive results will trigger an immediate quarantine
  • All crew will be required to wear masks and gloves on every flight
  • Additional remote viewing facilities can be provided for both helicopter and drone units
  • Where distanced or remote working is not possible, our crew members will wear PPE when required, in line with Studio, Production and Health & Safety guidelines
HFS and their COVID-19 strategy
HFS and their COVID-19 strategy

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