Code of Practice

Article Index


  1. All cables used for any purpose in the course of filming must be made safe as they are laid and not at some later time.
  2. Cables should be laid in the gutter along roads or in the junction between a wall and the footway.
  3. Cables on steps should be taped down to avoid the risk of tripping.
    d. Wherever possible cables should be flown at a minimum of 17' (5.2m) above roadways and 8'6" (2.6m) above footways.
  4. Cables across footways should be laid at right angles under a taped mat. The matting should be:
    i. a minimum of one metre wide and
    ii. visible to the public by proper lighting, cones or high visibility hazard tape.
  5. Cables across roadways should be covered using proper cable ramps unless otherwise agreed in advance.
  6. No attachments may be made to any street furniture without the prior written consent of the Head of Treasury Office.
  7. Power may not be taken from any Inner Temple building without prior permission.

Catering & Removal of Litter

  1. All catering arrangements must be agreed in advance.
  2. No catering vehicles other than those specifically agreed in advance will be given access.
  3. No food or drink should be taken inside any of the buildings in Inner Temple without prior agreement.
  4. It is the responsibility of the producer/location manager to ensure that all litter is removed before the end of filming each day.


  1. All charges will be agreed, and an agreement signed, in advance of filming.
  2. Please note that any work undertaken without signed agreement will incur extra charges.

Checking In and Out

  1. The location manager or notified person responsible for filming should contact the Duty Porter (020 7797 8255) for internal filming, on arrival and again on departure. These times will form the basis for charges.
  2. The Duty Porter has the authority to make any decisions regarding the arrangements in the absence of the Head of Treasury Office.


  1. Producers/location managers must make adequate provision for the health & welfare needs of any children employed when filming.
  2. A child is considered to be a young person of less than 16 years old or still subject to full time education.
  3. Any filming involving the employment of children (whether paid or unpaid) must be specifically agreed in advance of filming.


  1. Any areas to be coned off must be agreed in advance


  1. The Inner Temple will, at its own discretion, consult with residents and professional tenants before agreeing to filming.
  2. No contact should be made with residents or professional tenants without the knowledge and permission of the Head of Treasury Office.

Cranes, Camera Cranes and Aerial Platforms

  1. Use of cherry-pickers or cranes must be agreed in advance of filming. The exact position of such equipment will be agreed and the producer/location manager will ensure that the position is maintained. Access for emergency vehicles must be maintained at all times.
  2. At night, or at times of poor visibility, warning lights must be placed around any cranes or cherry-pickers whether parked on a roadway or not.
  3. Rigging and de-rigging must only be carried out at times agreed with the Head of Treasury Office in advance of filming.
  4. Please note the section on height and weight restrictions in this document. Inner Temple is not responsible for otherwise notifying production companies or location managers of these restrictions.

Health & Safety and Risk Assessment

  1. Full consideration of Health & Safety issues must be taken and proven by the producer or location manager.
  2. The producer or location manager must appoint a competent person to act as the Health & Safety representative (with a minimum of NVQ level 3) and a full risk assessment of the location must be carried out in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and the Management of Health & Safety at Work regulations (1992).
  3. The Health & Safety representative must be on location at all times to co-ordinate and monitor Health & Safety systems and any control measures put in place as a result of the risk assessment.
  4. The instructions of the Inn’s duty security officer (the Duty Porter) should be followed at all times.

High Visibility Clothing

  1. Crew members and production personnel working on any open sections of roadway must wear high visibility clothing to standard EN471.
  2. Please note that all roads and paths will remain open unless specifically agreed in advance of filming. No section of road or path may be closed at any time without prior agreement.