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Risk assessment

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:32 pm
by gaita
Does anyone have any good examples of Risk Assessments for an outdoor acoustic music performance by three performers, on the flat ground, not on a stage? They have rejected 'No descernable risks'.


Re: Risk assessment

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:53 am
by SteveC
you probably need to be more specific and break things down.

E.g. Trips and slips: music stands perhaps, state no cables or electricity (assuming that's true).
Will people be dancing to you? In which case how do you stop them from running into you, falling over you.
If there is 'no risk' from something specific, state that.
That sort of thing.

Problem with 'no discernible risks' is that your client has no evidence that you've thought of the risks at all.

Hope some of that helps.

Re: Risk assessment

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:05 pm
by sally
have you logged the risk of performers tripping over something/slipping whilst concentrating on their music? Might be highly unlikely, but its a possible risk that you could log then indicate that you are all playing with your eyes open!

Re: Risk assessment

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:26 pm
by acecat999
ask them for their fire safety log book, PAT testing schedules, fire extinguisher service records,

the list is endless if you want.

Re: Risk assessment

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:22 pm
by Earl Mortimer
The HSE has an excellent website with loads of information. Here's the section on risk assessments and giving examples.

Hope it helps.