Environment and safety
00:02 Ian Jones
Hello I'm Ian Jones, I'm the Director of Facilities for ITV and this is our environment conundrum.
00:12 Ian Jones
How do we as a company make the iconic programmes that you know and love and balance the needs of the environment at the same time?
00:22 Ian Jones
We're using the old maxima we reduce, reuse and recycle. We've taken on a number of initiatives, we're installing meters, electricity meters for each of the individual studios that we've got so we can measure with each production exactly what power we're actually using.
00:36 Ian Jones
We've introduced zip taps and sip taps are a very very efficient way of heating water, not only does it heat the water we can chill the water as well so for environmentally it's a much much better way of doing it.
00:47 Gina Groves
What we have here in Manchester is the PHV plant and this goes a long way to reducing greenhouse gas emission and CO2 reduction. It's a gas driven generator that produces a megawatts of electricity all the time. But part of its benefit has been a Tran generation system in that we can use it's by products for things like heating hot water around the site and also supporting our air conditioning system.
01:09 Gina Groves
And we get energy saving certificates every year to show its performance.
01:13 Stuart Smith
To reduce and to recycle stuff more we had to contact this contractor who now aims to get 97 per cent of our stuff recycled and in fact they're now more trying to reuse rather than recycle. One example of where sets are being reused at the moment is the move of Emmerdale to their new studios where they're using the majority of the old set. They're transferring it over into the new studios and the stuff that they can't use is is being recycled so it's very successful.
01:48 Phil Collinson
We're always making sure that we're working safely right the way down the line. Well generally on a day to day basis there are, you know, really quite generalised health and safety implications. Film sets are automatically quite tricky places, there are lots of cables around, lots of boxes, camera equipment. Well essentially it will tend to be trips and falls that we're safeguarding against. With modern television programmes you know we aren't just talking about people in rooms talking we're often doing crashes, doing explosions, doing fires.
02:27 Phil Collinson
Obviously most recently we had the 50th anniversary episode which involved a huge tram crash right here on Coronation Street.
02:40 Phil Collinson
All the rubble that we had dropping on them was all specially made, painted by scenic painters but it's made of polystyrene, bits of plastic and cardboard so nothing heavy that could case any injury to any of the actors.
02:55 Phil Collinson
So you have to really think about every little thing that would that could or would go possibly wrong and just make sure there's something in place to to stop that happening.
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