As local Stay At Home orders continue lift, and the film community slowly returns to work, we will remain vigilant at providing a safe working environment for both our staff and clients following local health guidelines, along with extensive PERG recommendations specific to our business and community.
These efforts include:
We are conducting crew member wellness checks with all crew members prior to the start of each shift. The wellness checks screen for potential exposure to COVID-19 and for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection. Wellness checks are an added precaution we are taking to reduce the possibility of any crew members inadvertently exposing their fellow crew or our clients to illness.
We are providing continuous reminders throughout our facility about good hygiene practices and supporting our staff and crew with necessary PPE.
In line with our long-standing commitment to provide a safe and clean working environment, we have increased the frequency of cleanings; paying close attention to high-touch areas such as: equipment, cases, door handles, and restrooms. In addition, we have installed three (3) MERV16 Air Filter units to scrub the air in our facility and UVC light boxes to sanitize gear quickly and effectively.
Understanding one of the most common ways the coronavirus spreads is between individuals in close contact with each other, we have taken measures to ensure our clients and crew members maintain the appropriate distance to avoid close contact. We are limiting the number of pickup/return clients to three (3). Preps are considered special cases and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We have marked off the floor with 6-foot guides.
Please see our Client Requirements.
To further support social distancing efforts and prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have installed temporary barriers at our pickup counter and between bays.
We have implemented multiple sanitation stations with alcohol-based sanitizing hand gel. Restrooms are also equipped with touch-free anti-bacterial hand soap and center-pull paper towel dispensers.
Additional masks and gloves are available for clients who require either or both.
As the situation evolves, we continue to look to the CDC as well as state and local health officials for guidance on best health and safety practices. We provide all crew members with gloves (should they choose to use them) and emphasize that gloves do not replace proper hand hygiene as one of the most effective protections from COVID-19.
In line with current recommendations from health authorities, we have also provided our crew members with face masks and urge that masks be used for personal protection as well as protection of others around them.
We require that all clients wear a mask or face covering while in our facility. Yes, clothes are also a requirement.
As much as we love a good fist bump, handshake or elbow bump; you’ll have to settle for an “air bump” until further notice.
We are closely monitoring the situation, and will regularly provide our crew members with the most up-to-date safety guidance, as recommended by the: CDC, PERG and other health officials.
In anticipation of your visit, we want you to be aware of our client policy:
Masks are required at all times while visiting our facility.
We enforce the 6-foot distancing rule.
No walk-in clients will be allowed.
Please sign-in when visiting.
We require the names and contact numbers of production personnel that will be performing prep, so as to make the appropriate space accommodations.
Client-owned: equipment, tools and carts must be properly sanitized prior to being brought into the facility; and will not be handled by rentals employees.
Client is expected to bring their own tools, in order to perform their work, and sharing tools within the shop is not permitted.
Exchanges will be placed in a bin or designated area. Using a two-bin process: one for adds and another for drops.
Drops will be removed from the contract and will be disinfected before being returned to their storage area.
Please be aware that additional time will likely be needed to: quarantine, receive and clean gear that is returned. Therefore, it may require additional time to notify the client of any lost or damaged equipment.
Whenever possible you are encouraged to perform a remote wrap, meaning that you should remove all personal gear from the package, perform inventory of the gear to be returned and return only equipment belonging to Industry Camera.
No personal items, such as: carts, tools, equipment or other items not owned by Industry Camera; are permitted to be returned to us.
If you cannot perform a remote wrap of equipment before returning, you will need to get approval from Industry Camera prior to returning and establish how the return process will be handled.
If on-site wrap is approved:
All personal items must be handled only by your camera crew.
All personal items mysr leave with your camera crew.
We face this unprecedented challenge together as a community and we are deeply grateful to our: clients, vendors and crew; each playing a vital role in the industry.