Iskandar Malaysia Studios (IMS) offers Risk Management solutions and services to foreign film production (“FFP”) houses during the pandemic outbreak for ensuring health and safety measures are in place to minimize the risk of infection as per the requirement of the Malaysian Government’s COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
To provide the Risk Matrix Assessment based on the Foreign Film Producers (FFP) workflow and work location interest in line with the current Malaysian Government’s SOP on curbing the pandemic infection outbreak. We will be able to provide additional guidance and understanding of the Malaysian Government’s policies and SOPs to the FFP including identifying areas of concerns that the FFP may encounter while carrying out their workflow activities whilst complying with the latest SOP requirement issued by the Malaysian Government during this pandemic time.
i) The Risk Assessment and Management data will be used as a design basis to develop the workflow process SOP (alignment with Malaysian Government current pandemic SOP requirement) which includes in-house procedures and monitoring capability for the relevant Malaysian Authorities to acknowledge and approve the traceability and visibility measures are incorporated on curbing and containing the infection throughout the production phases of:
Prevention: Periodic screening of all crew members, contractors, materials used, transportation, and so forth with real time traceability and visibility exposure of infection via human or substance. Hardware and technology are used to track in real time the allowable entries into designated zones of specified time periods.
Containment: Provisions at workplace area will involve human, material and transportation flow process to allow for individual team’s zone containment and isolation, immediate segregation of infected individual/ team and work space area for deep cleaning including sealing activities for a stipulated time imposed by the Government.
This is vital for prevention of infection spread and also allows “clean zones” to be used for work continuation purpose. The work continuation shall also be subjected to Government’s ruling on the number of infected people, which will be colour coded accordingly.
iii) Health and Safety Officers (HSO)To provide a team of HSOs on the ground to assist and support crew members, contractors, vendors and other relevant production personnel to comply and adhere to the agreed new workflow SOP, and to carry out traceability and visibility activities as part of documentation preparation and submission to the Malaysian Government Authorities. The HSOs will also be responsible for all liaison activities with the Malaysian Government officials pertaining to the new workflow SOP during this pandemic outbreak.
iv) To submit new workflow SOP to relevant Government Authorities on measures and provisions taken for Infection Prevention and Containment. Comments and feedback will be made known to the Foreign Film Producers and final changes will be incorporated into their SOP. Latest updates and requirements on the Government rules and regulations will also be made known for FFP’s compliance purposes.
To provide a team of experienced Crisis Management Specialists to handle all crisis communications with external parties such as Media Outlets, Press, Government Agencies, Public, Community and so forth. The Crisis Management Specialists will provide advice and support to the FFP in ensuring the crisis management response activities are based on industry best practice method as well as aligning with the Malaysian Government’s SOP requirement during this pandemic period.