TANYA SCULLY - RISK ASSESSMENT-AERIAL WORKSHOPS
 
ACTIVITY- TEACHING STUDENTS AERIAL SKILLS
 
Hazard
Student falling from height
Muscle damage or injury
Equipment failure
Public injury
Injury to tutor
 
People at risk
Students
Public
Tutor
 
Summary of risk
 
Severity:
Fatality
Likelihood:
Very unlikely
 
Controls in place
Visual inspection of equipment
Load testing of equipment
Trained and experienced tutor/rigger
Tutor has public liability insurance (equity)
Warm up and cool downs provided to prevent muscle damage and injury
Working at slow pace safety always being crucial
Working in pairs on new moves to ensure one person is the “spotter” (being there as the safety)
Always working with safety mats beneath equipment
Working in small groups no big classes enabling safe practices and observations
Restricted access for just the students in room, preventing risk to public
Briefing by tutor on safety aspects of aerial work and injury prevention
Pre-workshops- general health, fitness and past injuries discussed with any potential students.