LONDON EC1N 8SJ. 07850 983190

Terms and conditions with regard to Public Liability Insurance. Updated October 2020

Bill Burnett Photography, 2 Bleeding Heart Yard, London, EC1N 8SJ, has full public liability insurance for all clients and visitors to the studio however this does not extend to third party cover in an event such as follows; we are not responsible for actions or instructions given by the hirer or associates of the hirer which result in loss or injury to any of the hirer’s entourage or associates or clients. Such is the same if a hirer were to use premises such as a hotel, bar, restaurant, public transport etc. The hirer will ensure that Public Liability insurance cover for all its personnel and representatives, suppliers, models and actors is operative during the above period of studio hire. The hirer is responsible for ensuring that all models in full time education or under the age of 18 have the correct authority to be at the studio for the purposes of the photography during the period of studio hire. The hirer must be aware that when a child model is hired, a person with First Aid qualification must be on site.

Hygiene and safety with specific regard to Covid-19

Precautions have always been taken to ensure a hygienic working environment. All observations for improvement are welcome and will be instituted in advance of a booking date, please arrange to visit in advance to ensure that you are satisfied with the environment.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic I am closely following common sense guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces and common areas of the studio.
The studio will be cleaned in the morning and I will discreetly do so during the day.
For evening sessions I shall ensure that the studio is fully cleaned.
I will supply each person with a face mask and an individual cotton towel for their own use if requested.
I shall wear a face mask and I encourage all visitors to take precautions as they see fit.
A digital thermometer is available.
The bathroom will be cleaned and sanitized each morning and again discreetly during the day.
In the bathroom please make use of the polythene gloves, paper seat covers, liquid dispensed soap, hand sanitizer, Dettol spray cleaner, paper towel roll and anti-bacterial wipes all of which are supplied.
Individual sealed bottles of water are supplied, teas, coffees and soft drinks are available as usual.
You are welcome to boil water to ensure for clean cups, glassware, crockery and cutlery etc.
We cannot be held responsible for sickness which may have been contracted whilst on these premises.

Specific regard to noises from outside the premises during sound recording.

We cannot be held responsible for any losses caused by noise or vibration from nearby building works using noisy tools such as percussion drills or hammers. I shall endeavor to establish and warn you in advance of any such disturbance that may occur but I cannot promise a sound safe environment at any time. If a noise or vibration occurs and a shoot has to be cancelled, I will not charge for the day and I will give, free of charge, another day for a retake but I cannot reimburse any other expenses such as crew/model/actor fees, travel costs, etc. I have no advance notice or control over any building work in the vicinity that will cause a problem. Our main studio is not sound proof or sound safe, we have a small studio 4 x 4 metres which is 90% sound safe but will not eliminate sound or vibration from a percussion tool in use nearby. We have never lost a shoot due to noise as it is generally quiet here. Bill Burnett takes no responsibility for losses suffered as a result of loss of electricity supply, loss of utilities such as water, sewage, wifi, or for flooding, etc.
Bill Burnett Photography has insurance for all equipment belonging to Bill Burnett which is hired out for use within the studio. Bill Burnett Photography has no insurance for any equipment or personal belongings of a hirer or hirers colleagues under any circumstances and the hirer must take care to ensure that their own property is secure at all times.

A safe is provided for safe-keeping of valuables overnight but is not covered by my insurance.

The booking is for stills photography or video shooting by agreement but it must be acknowledged that the premises are not a sound stage and any sound recording will be subject to ambient noise. The small studio is sound proof to a degree but will not prevent the noise from percussion tools as mentioned above.

These terms will apply with or without the presence of Bill Burnett in studio during the hire.
A booking confirmation is for the specified dates and operating times only.
Terms are payment will be arranged between Bill Burnett and the hirer.
Please sign and date this document as acknowledgement of all terms and conditions

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