Free Safety Briefing on the Summer Games in Paris

Free Safety Briefing on the Summer Games in Paris


Free for EBU Members only.

If you’re an EBU Member working in Paris covering the Olympics - whether as a news or sports journalist, presenter, producer or technician - keep safe with this essential free briefing.

Join Charlie McGrath who leads the EBU Academy Hostile Environment Safety Training (HEST) to learn about:

  • Personal safety.
  • Paris transport logistics.
  • The risks of terrorism.

The briefing will run for 45-50 minutes with some time for questions.

Meet your faculty

Charlie McGrath

Director, Objective Safety Travel Ltd, UK

Charlie spent 15 years in the British Army, leaving in 1997 at the rank of Major. In the immediate years prior to his departure he managed the Army's prime intelligence cell in Northern Ireland for 2 1/2 years and then became Second in Command of the 1st Bn Irish Guards.

For 3 years he worked for Railtrack PLC as Facilites Manager and in 2002 Founded Objective Team plc, now Objective Travel Safety.

Specialties: Overseas safety training for business travellers, NGOs & journalist operating in hostile and/or post conflict countries. Risk assessments and general secuirty advice.

Objective Travel Safety ltd specialises in providing safety training for a range of clients working or travelling abroad. They offer hostile environment courses for journalists, NGOs and business travellers operating in conflict and post conflict countries. In addition they run courses for expedition and gap year students. Their business clients include BAe Systems, Exxon Mobil, the European Broadcast Union and they trained Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman prior to thier Long Way Down and Round expeditions.