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Risk Assessment

Checklist for Producers: This must be completed at every venue you are working in.
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).

Do you know about pre-existing medical conditions for participants, and relevant issues?

YES

YES

Have you obtained contact details for parents/ guardians? Consent/ booking forms should be
completed. * YES

Risk Assessment Form


Name: Sophie Ordidge, Kate Harrold, Samantha Leason & Charlotte Bell
School: Codsall Community High School
Activity: Filming our Music Video
Date of Assessment: July 2015
Shoot Date: August/September 2015
Location: Dance Studio

Potential
Hazard

Person (s) at
Risk

Degree of Risk
(Remote,
Unlikely, Likely)

Degree of Risk
(Major or Minor)

Preventative Methods/If
Accident Occurs

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.

Our entire cast


of actors and
filming/directin
g crew shall be
put at risk if a
mirror or piece
of glass is
broken.

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

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.

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.

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.

Again, the entire


cast of actors
and
filming/directin
g crew shall be
put at risk of
falling on the
tarnished floor.

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

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

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
Date of Assessment: July 2015
Shoot Date: August/September 2015
Location: Woods

Potential
Hazard

Degree of Risk
(Remote, Unlikely,
Likely)

Degree of Risk
(Major or Minor)

Preventative
Methods/If Accident
Occurs

Person (s) at
Risk

Due to the littered


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

It is also likely we shall


encounter nature when
we are filming in this
outdoor location.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 visiting
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.

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.

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.

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.

Props we shall be
using pose a
threat, such as
our idea of
candles and

It is unlikely that our


team shall put at any
risk when we use
candles and lanterns.
This is because we have

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

Our team shall not be


responsible for any fire
hazards in this location
as the props and
equipment we shall use

All four
members of our
group, including
actors and crew,
and any

Name: Sophie Ordidge, Kate Harrold, Samantha Leason & Charlotte Bell
School: Codsall Community High School
Activity: Filming our Music Video
Date of Assessment: July 2015
Shoot Date: August/September 2015
Location: Car

Potential
Hazard

Person (s) at
Risk

Degree of Risk
(Remote,
Unlikely, Likely)

Degree of Risk
(Major or Minor)

Preventative Methods/If
Accident Occurs

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

is parked.

Name: Sophie Ordidge, Kate Harrold, Samantha Leason & Charlotte Bell
School: Codsall Community High School
Activity: Filming our Music Video
Date of Assessment: July 2015
Shoot Date: August/September 2015
Location: Living Room (House)

Potential
Hazard

Person (s) at
Risk

Degree of Risk
(Remote,
Unlikely, Likely)

Degree of Risk
(Major or Minor)

Preventative Methods/If
Accident Occurs

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 familiar
setting of a living
room. A potential
hazard that may
occur however, is
any member of
cast/crew

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.

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.

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.

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.

tripping on our
equipment's
wires, or if we
leave the setting
in an untidy state
that consequently
presents
obstacles.

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

Student Signature: