TANYA SCULLY - RISK ASSESSMENT-AERIAL PERFORMANCE
 
ACTIVITY- AERIAL PERFORMANCE (Corde Lisse, Chinese pole, trapeze, silks, hoop, aerial frame, harness work)
 
Hazard
Person falling from height
Object falling from height
Equipment failure
Public injury through unauthorised use of equipment
Damage/injury due to inadequate warm-up of muscles
 
People at risk
Performers
Production crew
Public
 
Summary of risk
 
Severity:
Fatality
Likelihood:
Very unlikely
 
Controls in place
Visual inspection of equipment
Load testing of equipment
Performers trained in safe rigging and use of equipment
Insurance provided by performer (equity) to cover public liability
Effective and safe paging of equipment to remove possibility of public access
Use of safety equipment; harness, ladder/scaffold tower whilst rigging
Rigger used who is trained in safe rigging practices/ performer rigs who is trained
Person on ground to keep area clear under rigging/performance area whilst activity is taking place
Adequate tech rehearsal with lighting technician, sound, production crew and safety stewards
Provision of adequate heated space by venue free from hazards/objects for performers to warm up therefore preventing injury
 
Additional requirements
We may require the venue/employer to provide additional security/mark out performance area to prevent public access and to assist with paging equipment in and out of performance space. This can be discussed.