Wednesday, 9 July 2014


Traditionally corporate health and safety videos have employed the best transitional wipes, fades, and crash zooms money can buy. To help create a safer working environment Whero Films and Canterbury Rugby have created a simple induction video to teaches the viewer the rolls and responsibilities at Canterbury Rugby's training facility, Rugby Park. It is probably safe to say no Oscars nominations are on the cards for the lads acting in it, but hopefully the new recruits watching this video will walk away remembering a few of the health and safety tips.

Much like the Crusaders Harlem Shake video we shot last year, this safety video was scripted to get a laugh from the team and anyone who is close to the Crusaders franchise. Earlier in the week the team played a longer edit of the video in a meeting  that featured a few more in-jokes. This version however still cracks me up and was so much fun to produce.

Youtube version viewable here
This has got to be one of the most light-hearted productions Whero Films have been involved with Canterbury Rugby.
With veteran hooker Cory Flynn off to Japan at the end of the season, Ben Funnell pays credit to his mentor by asking the warden if he can "get the boots Flynnie gave me" during the emergency alarm.

Mark Ranby (centre) is the man responsible for Health and Safety at Rugby Park, and also for helping write the Safety video script.
Thanks to Penny for representing the Crusaders Marketing Department and for showing us "good technique".
Written by James McLeod and Mark Ranby
Produced by Whero Films