All of NZ is now at Covid-19 Alert Level 1.


Health & Saftety requirements and protocols have changed significantly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. NZAPG have been active in the revision of standards for the screen sector and have created additional templates to assist our members through these uncertain times. NZAPG members are encouraged to access the information and templates in the resources section.


NZAPG supports the good practice that all productions include their summarised Harassment policy in call sheets, pre-shoot briefing etc.

ScreenSafe/SWAG have created some excellent templates and resources for use on your productions. These are availablle for members in our resources section 


New Zealand has unacceptably high rates of workplace fatalities, serious harm injuries and work-related disease and illness. WorkSafe New Zealand is working collaboratively to achieve a 25 percent reduction by 2020 of the workplace death and injury toll. Work is also underway to establish occupational health reduction targets.

Changes have been made to the Health & Safety Work Act 2015, which came into effect 4 April 2016.

For more detail on the Health & Safety Work Act, go to


ScreenSafe has been established to support and promote health and safety in the New Zealand screen sector. Its first focus is on what the new Health and Safety at Work Act means for everyone and your obligations from 4 April 2016. As a priority, work has begun on updating existing health and safety guidelines to reflect the new legislation and this work will continue into 2016. An initiative of the Technician’s Guild, ScreenSafe is an industry-wide collaborative effort with backing from the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ On Air and SPADA along with other guilds, industry bodies and regional offices. ScreenSafe will be providing regular updates during 2016 as work progresses.

For ScreenSafe Roadshow dates and to register, Download the Roadshow Invite


The New Zealand Film and Video Technicians’ Guild Incorporated (NZF&VTG/The Techos’ Guild) is a non-profit professional organisation representing the interests of film and video workers and allied crafts in the New Zealand screen production industry.

To purchase a copy of the Blue Book (the Code of Practise for the Engagement of Crew in NZ) go to:


Anthony Harper is New Zealand’s fastest growing law firm and operates across a number of practice areas including employment and health and safety. The Anthony Harper health and safety specialists have an in-depth knowledge of the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regularly advise businesses on compliance with the new Act. In addition, the team has experience in providing post-incident advice including in advising on WorkSafe investigations, crisis management, internal investigations and acting in WorkSafe prosecutions.


Risks Manager is an online tool available to assist New Zealand Advertising screen productions to link key duty holders in risk assessment and management of safety compliance.


Showtools is an online booking and communications hub for the New Zealand and Australian Film and Television Industries. It allows production companies to share information online which may include safety reports and templates, ensuring everyone participates in the safety process in order to be compliant.


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Anthony Harper Law firm Powerpoint presentation (pdf)

Screensafe Powerpoint presentation (pdf)

Risks Manager Powerpoint presentation (pdf)

Safety Compliance Information Evening flyer


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