The British Stunt Register Grading Scheme

Formerly known as the JISC / JIGS Grading scheme, The British Stunt Register (BSR) was established to administer a recognised career structure for Stunt Performers and Co-ordinators in the UK. The British Stunt Register Grading Scheme seeks to promote high safety standards through the establishment of clear industry-wide competences and skill development.

The Grading Scheme is a peer review based system administered by a committee made up of Full, Intermediate and Probationary Members (with no less than 5 years experience as a registered member), elected by members of The British Stunt Register.

No other grading scheme in the world ensures the high level of performance, skill and safety as The British Stunt Register.

 

FULL MEMBER (CO-ORDINATOR)

FULL MEMBER (CO-ORDINATOR)

Full members must have completed both the Probationary and Intermediate stages of the Register. They are considered to be both Stunt Performers and Co-ordinators and have demonstrated that they have undertaken sufficient current/recent work to be able to show that they are capable of taking on such responsibilities as a Stunt/Action Co-ordinator. A Full member Stunt/Action Co-ordinator is eligible to undertake work performing and co-ordinating without restriction.

  • After a period of not less than 2 years an Intermediate member may apply to become a Full member of the Register once they have achieved the criteria set out below.
  • Please Note: To upgrade to Full Member, Intermediate Members must submit copies of Risk Assessments and their log book(s) which must show that while an Intermediate Member and in the preceding five years they have performed not less than 60 stunt days in front of camera and have performed at least 36 days on their own (Solo Stunts) undertaken in as many different areas of work as possible including:
  • Fighting, Falling, Driving vehicles, Riding/working with animals, Water, Fire.
  • High and medium budget feature film productions (as such terms are commonly understood in the industry) may employ a Stunt/Action Co-ordinator across all filming units for that production. Individual stunt sequences involving one Performer may be carried out without the direct personal supervision of the Stunt/Action Co-ordinator. In such circumstances an Intermediate Member may co-ordinate a stunt provided that he or she is the only Performer and all planning, risk assessment and H and S documentation has been reviewed approved and counter-signed by the Stunt/Action Co-ordinator.
  • A Stunt/Action Coordinator is required to remain familiar with current health and safety requirements, accident/incident reports and the completion of risk assessment forms and maintain relevant qualifications. In doing so he/she will have a duty of care to all artists and film crew on the set where stunts and action sequences are undertaken and that risk assessments are completed before any stunt work is undertaken.
  • For full details of the upgrade criteria, please see Resources.

KEY STUNT PERFORMER

KEY STUNT PERFORMER

Key Stunt Performer

SENIOR STUNT PERFORMER

SENIOR STUNT PERFORMER (Formerly intermediate)

Senior Stunt Performer

STUNT PERFORMER

STUNT PERFORMER

Stunt Performers

  • After a period of not less than 1 year, a Probationary member may apply to become a Stunt Performer of the Register once they have achieved the criteria set out below.
  • Please Note: To upgrade to Stunt Performer, Probationary Members must submit copies of their log book(s) / work record sheets as well as contracts to show that during their year as a Probationary Member not less than 60 stunt days of stunt work in front of camera.
  • For full details of the upgrade criteria, please see Resources.

PROBATIONARY STUNT PERFORMER

PROBATIONARY STUNT PERFORMER

Probationary members are new entrants to the stunt profession. They will have experience of working in front of camera and will have specific skills relevant to stunt performance. They must not undertake any stunt work unless supervised by a competent Stunt/Action Co-ordinator.

  • To become a probationary member, applicants must complete The British Stunt Register Membership Criteria. As part of this criteria, applicants must demonstrate a high level of skill across six different disciplines. Each discipline falls into one of seven categories:
  • Fighting, Riding, Driving, Falling, Water, Strength and Agility, Miscellaneous.
  • Applicants must gain the required standard in each discipline covering at least four of the categories. (The fighting category is compulsory).
  • The skills gained through the training of these disciplines are the foundation of a stunt performers career and will inform the stunt co-ordinator in selecting the correct performer for the job.
  • Probationary members of the Register may only work under the supervision of a suitably qualified BSR / (former) JISC registered Stunt/Action Co-ordinator or overseas co-ordinator of an equivalent standard.
  • Probationary members are encouraged to attend shoots as observers in order to broaden their knowledge of the profession.
  • Probationary members are presented with a log book in order to record their experience and developing knowledge. This will be used as evidence when applying for upgrade to Stunt Performer.
  • All Probationary members must successfully completed the Level 1 Health & Safety Stunt Course.
  • For full details of the membership criteria, please see how to join.

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The British Stunt Register is the worlds leading and largest association of stunt professionals.

We provide the international film and television industry with stunt performers and co-ordinators of the highest standard.

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