The JISC Register is divided into three categories of membership:
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.
Intermediate members have served a probationary period of at least 3 years, satisfied the schemes grading criteria and been assessed as competent to progress to Intermediate membership. They may perform stunts themselves but cannot co-ordinate stunts involving another Stunt Performer(s) or artist(s), act as safety for any artists or film crew nor perform any fire stunt(s) where they are the only Stunt Performer involved.
Full members have completed at least 2 years at Intermediate grade, satisfied the schemes grading criteria and been assessed as competent to progress to Full membership. They may perform stunts themselves. They may also co-ordinate stunts for others although at the time of upgrade there are initial requirements for them to only co-ordinate crews using a specified proportion of Full members until they have sufficient experience to work solely with less experienced stunt professionals.
Individuals join the Register in the Probationary category. Progress to other categories is determined by the achievement of further qualifications and experience.
The rules of the JISC register can be downloaded from this website from the documents area.
If you’re an industry professional and wish to obtain a copy of the register, please contact Spotlight who are the publishers:
The nature and rules of the register mean there’s a built in career structure where safety is always paramount. Equity in conjunction with 1st Option also arranges external x3.5 Health and Safety Training for all Stunt Artists and Coordinators. This, among other things, provides our members with vital information about assessing risk on film and television sets and is supplemented by a Skillset bursary which covers 80% of the £150 cost for those who apply. The JISC register prides itself on its safety record.
If you need further information, please contact the Films and Stunts Organiser Matt Clarke on 020 7670 0254 or email@example.com.