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Risk Assessment

Do you have contact numbers for the venue and all other artists working on a project?
Yes.
Do you know where the fire exits are? Yes.
Have you checked that the fire exits are clear? Yes.
Are fire assembly points clearly indicated? Yes.
Do you know where the first aid box is? Yes.
Are cables gaffer-taped down? Yes.
Have you informed participants about any cables/ equipment on the floor and ensure
theyre aware of risks? Yes.
Have you ensured that all liquids are kept away from equipment? Yes.
Has equipment been PAT tested? (if youre loaning Hive equipment it will have been
PAT tested). Yes.
Have you visually checked power cables? (this should be done every time they are used).
Yes.
Do you know about pre-existing medical conditions for participants, and relevant issues?
Yes.
Have you obtained contact details for parents/ guardians? Consent/ booking forms
should be completed. * Yes.

Name: Sophie Ordidge, Kate Harrold, Samantha Leason & Charlotte Bell
School: Codsall Community High School
Activity: Filming our Music Video
Location: Dance Studio

1. Potential Hazard -

In our dance studio setting, props that have the potential to be dangerous are

present. These include mirrors which are attached to the walls. Broken
mirrors/glass is something our actors and crew must watch out for as it presents
potential danger.

The floor in a dance studio is typically a slippery surface. This means there is
potential for a member of the crew/actors to fall.

2. Person (s) at Risk -

Our entire cast of actors and filming/directing crew shall be put at risk if a mirror
or piece of glass is broken.

Again, the entire cast of actors and filming/directing crew shall be put at risk of
falling on the tarnished floor.

3. Degree of Risk (Remote, Unlikely, Likely) -

The breaking of mirrors occurring while filming is an unlikely event.

Someone falling is a slightly likely occurrence, but only if care isn't taken.

4. Degree of Risk (Major or Minor) -

Depending on the size of the piece of mirror/glass, the injuries inflicted shall
most likely be minor injuries that can be handled by the crew by using a first aid
kit.

Falling over presents minor risks given the preventative methods we shall put in
place.

5. Preventative Methods If Accident Occurs -

To ensure any broken shards of mirror/glass are disposed of carefully, we shall


take some coloured tape to the setting. If any hazardous object is spotted, we
shall mark it out with visible tape that shall point out to everyone to avoid it. We
shall also alert the owner of the dance studio, to ensure the danger is removed for
the next people who use the studio. A dustpan and brush can be used to dispose
of the danger, and plasters included in a first aid kit shall be taken to the location
to ensure we are well equipped to deal with any problems.

In the case of someone falling over on the slippery floor of the dance studio, we
shall make sure the floor areas in which the dancers are using is protected with
soft mats, this means if someone were to fall they would have a cushioned
landing, reducing the likelihood of injuries while filming.

Name: Sophie Ordidge, Kate Harrold, Samantha Leason & Charlotte Bell
School: Codsall Community High School
Activity: Filming our Music Video
Location: Woods

1. Potential Hazard -

Due to the littered ground in a wood, there is potential for falling over litter, tree
roots and other various objects.

As the setting is in nature, there is a high likelihood we shall encounter some


wildlife. This is unlikely to pose a risk, but there is a possibility to cover.

Other pedestrians are likely to pass us in the woods on trails, as well as possible
cyclists.

Props we shall be using pose a threat, such as our idea of candles and lanterns. A
fire risk is a hazard we must take into consideration when filming in an extremely
flammable location.

2. Person (s) at Risk -

All four members of our group, including actors and crew, and any additional
actors we ask to be part of our music video shall be at risk for all of the previously
mentioned hazards that would potentially occur in this particular setting of a
wood.

3. Degree of Risk (Remote, Unlikely, Likely) -

It is likely the ground shall be littered with a variety of objects, most specifically
tree roots. This is a hazard we shall have to focus on as it seems inevitable to

avoid it.

It is also likely we shall encounter nature when we are filming in this outdoor
location.

Other pedestrians are likely to be present too, due to our setting being a public
area that is very popular in the local area for visting for walkers or cyclists.
Pedestrians with dogs is another factor we shall have to consider. These dogs may
not be on leads in our location due to the wide open spaces.

It is unlikely that our team shall put at any risk when we use candles and
lanterns. This is because we have chosen to use battery powered ones, removing
all risk of any fire hazards occurring while we film. This also means we will not
have to be so incredibly careful with these props, which may have distracted us
from the other hazards that could occur.

4. Degree of Risk (Major or Minor) -

Litter on the floor poses a minor risk, as all trips or falls shall not occur from any
great heights. Any trips will result in mild injuries such as scratches on our
hands.

Nature poses a minor risk to our team as if we do come into contact with any
animals, such as deer or simply dogs, we shall avoid them initial or remove
ourselves as to not imply we are trying to intimidate them. Small animals such as
birds and squirrels pose no real threat to our team.

Other pedestrians or cyclists are a minor risk to our team. In a public area, our
teams is most likely to be safe to film using our equipment, the only risk posing
that our equipment would potentially be damaged by people being careless
around it.

There is a minor/non-existent risk of using battery operated candles in our


setting. This has ruled out any fire hazards as a result of using heated objects in a
very flammable location.

5. Preventative Methods If Accident Occurs -

In the situation that we do fall or trip in the woods, we shall wear clothing that
covers our elbows/knees to prevent any considerable cuts. We shall limit the
possible skin damage to our hands. This would also ensure our filming is not
interrupted with injuries. Any cuts or scratches can be easily dealt with using our
first aid kit that we shall always take with us when filming at any location.

If our team is to come into contact with any nature, as previously mentioned we
shall avoid them or remove ourselves as to not imply we are trying to intimidate
them.

To ensure our equipment is not damaged by passers by, we shall ensure we place
it in a clearly visible place, where we can highlight it with a piece of coloured tape.
This shall hopefully ensure no pedestrians or cyclists accidentally tread or cycle
over our equipment. Similarly, we shall ensure any of our wires are clearly
pointed out to prevent any person outside of our team being injured as a result of
our filming.

Our team shall not be responsible for any fire hazards in this location as the
props and equipment we shall use shall be battery operated. We shall not be the
source of any heated objects that could consequently cause fires. If a fire were to
occur by chance while filming, we shall quickly and orderly evacuate along with
the rest of the public at the location.

Name: Sophie Ordidge, Kate Harrold, Samantha Leason & Charlotte Bell
School: Codsall Community High School
Activity: Filming our Music Video
Location: Car

1. Potential Hazard -

In our music video, the setting of inside a car shall be featured briefly. For the
brief time this setting will be on screen, we shall have to be mindful of
pedestrians and other cars in the vicinity to prevent any collisions. The car shall
not actually be driven, therefore we simply have to ensure the car is not acting as
an obstructive obstacle where it is parked.

2. Person (s) at Risk -

The 'driver' and passenger of the car shall be the two placed at a potential risk in
this segment of the music video. These two people shall be actors, one who is a
member of our group, the other an actor we have asked outside our group to be
part of the video.

3. Degree of Risk (Remote, Unlikely, Likely) -

There is an unlikely risk of any accidents occurring in the car. This is due to the
fact it shall be a stationary vehicle, therefore we can make sure there shall be no
collisions on the road. There only poses a risk of any other car or pedestrian
knocking into the vehicle.

4. Degree of Risk (Major or Minor) -

Knocking into a stationary vehicle shall hopefully only result in minor injuries,
the preventative methods we shall enforce shall also contribute to the lack of
major injuries occurring.

5. Preventative Methods If Accident Occurs -

To make sure no major injuries occur while filming in the car, we shall park the
vehicle in a very practical place that does not block any exit or entrance, anyone's
driveway or a footpath, and absolutely no main roads. It shall be parked in an
allocated parking space that is visible for all passers by.

Name: Sophie Ordidge, Kate Harrold, Samantha Leason & Charlotte Bell
School: Codsall Community High School
Activity: Filming our Music Video
Location: Living Room

1. Potential Hazard -

A living room setting shall be used very briefly in our video, having only mere
seconds of total screen time in our finished video. For this reason, hazards are
very limited in this setting as the only actions occurring here shall be actors
posing as a couple lounging in their familar setting of a living room. A potential
hazard that may occur however, is any member of cast/crew tripping on our
equipment's wires, or if we leave the setting in an untidy state that consequently
presents obstacles.

2. Person (s) at Risk -

Our two actors playing a carefree couple and our filming crew shall be put at risk
if our team does not ensure the setting is kept tidy and organised, with all wires
labelled clearly with coloured tape.

3. Degree of Risk (Remote, Unlikely, Likely) -

The degree of risk in this setting is very unlikely, potentially remote. No


dangerous props are being used in this setting. The only noticeable props shall be
a polaroid camera and paper aeroplanes, neither of which have potential to cause
injuries in the narrative of the music video.

4. Degree of Risk (Major or Minor) -

Minor consequences would occur if any accidents occurred in this setting. No real
action shall occur in these shots, limiting the factors that can go wrong. The
location shall be one of our team's living room, meaning the setting shall already
be familiar to us, highlighting how we shall not be faced with any unexpected
hazards.

5. Preventative Methods If Accident Occurs -

As we shall be in someone's house, if any accidents occurred in this setting, any


member of our cast/crew could easily get into contact with any member of family
in the house or any neighbours. To prevent anyone being injured due to our
equipment or wires, they shall be highlighted with coloured tape. Making sure the
setting is always organised and tidy shall also contribute to the limited potential
problems.

Student Signature: Sophie Ordidge, Kate Harrold, Samantha Leason & Charlotte Bell

By Sophie Ordidge.