Entertainer Risk Assessment and Method Statement

Entertainer Risk Assessment
Songs
HazardPeople at riskAction takenNotes
Electric shockPerformer and assistantsCarry out visual check on electrical equipment before use. Do not perform with bare wires, faulty plugs etc. Do not permit liquid near the electrical equipment
Tripping and fallingPublic and entertainersKeep area tidy. Do not lay cable in walk ways unless covered or taped down. Make sure everybody present has a clear exit out of the spaceEvent organiser must ensure the performers have an enclosed, dedicated space to sing in. Event organiser must ensure there is adequate space for both entertainers and the public for this activity
Tangled in wireMostly younger childrenDo not let children hold the microphone. Do not let children play with the wire. Make sure surplus wire is covered or taped down
Stories
HazardPeople at riskAction takenNotes
Bumps and knocks from overcrowding (eg bumping into each other, tripping over each other)PublicMake sure each person has sufficient personal space and a clear path out of the activity space should they need to exit
Games
HazardPeople at riskAction takenNotes
Aggravation of or injury as a result of preexisting medical conditionsChildrenParents and guardians must supervise games and not permit their child to participate with any activity they are physically or emotionally at risk by playing
Tripping, slipping and fallingPublic and entertainersKeep area tidy. Do not lay cable in walk ways unless covered or taped down. Do not play games on potentially slippy surfaces. Do not play games where there are objects to trip overEvent organiser must ensure there is a dedicated, safe space to play games in
Weather conditionsChildren and entertainersIf games are being played outside, make sure the children are adequately dressed (e.g. a coat in cold weather)
Balloon Modelling
HazardPeople at riskAction takenNotes
Choking on latex from burst balloonsYounger ChildrenDo not give balloons directly to children under three (give to parent or guardian). Tell children not to put balloons in their mouths. Do not inflate by mouth as children may copy. Pick up and safely dispose of burst balloonsParents are responsible for supervising their children when playing with balloons
Damaged ear drumsPeople very close when a balloon popsKeep a clear space between the balloon modeller and spectators. Do not inflate balloons close to people’s ears.
Internal ruptures caused by inflating balloons by mouthBalloon ModellerAlways use a balloon pump to inflate balloonsThere is serious danger of injury by inflating balloons by mouth. This practice is not recommended by manufacturers
Child being poked in the face with a balloon pumpSmaller childrenKeep a clear space between the balloon modeller and children. Do not inflate balloons close to the faces of children
Magic
HazardPeople at riskAction takenNotes
Trapped fingers, bumps, knocks and scrapes when setting upChildrenKeep children away when setting up. Do not allow children “back stage” or to assist with props
Electric shockPerformer and assistantsCarry out visual check on electrical equipment before use. Do not perform with bare wires, faulty plugs etc. Do not permit liquid near the electrical equipment
Injury caused by falling objectsStaff and publicEnsure backdrops, tables and props are secure. Do not allow staff and public into the performance area unless invited by the magician
ChokingYounger childrenDo not give small prizes, balloons, or objects to children under the age of three
Internal ruptures caused by inflating balloons by mouthBalloon ModellerAlways use a balloon pump to inflate balloonsThere is serious danger of injury by inflating balloons by mouth. This practice is not recommended by manufacturers
Tripping and fallingPublic and entertainersKeep area tidy. Store boxes and bags neatly without risk of them falling or being walked into. Keep walk ways clear. Do not lay cable in walk ways unless covered or taped downEvent organiser must ensure the performers have an enclosed, dedicated space to work in
Bubbles
HazardPeople at riskAction takenNotes
Skin irritationMostly younger childrenPre-school children must be supervised by their parent or guardian. Tell people that they are playing with detergent and washing up liquid which is safe but can cause irritation. Advise people to rinse their hands in cold water when they have finished making bubblesChildren must be supervised by an adult. Unattended children may not participate
Eyes stinging and irritationMostly childrenPre-school children must be supervised by their parent or guardian. Tell children not to put their fingers in their eyes. Advise people to rinse their hands in cold water when they have finished making bubbles
Falling on slippery surfaceStaff and publicDo not make bubbles on any surface which may become slippery when soapy water is spilt on itBubbles are best suited to a grass surface. Organisers must provide a safe, non-potentially-slippy place for this activity. Organiser must provide an enclosed space for activity if done in public
Poking in the face with a bubble wand or hit with plastic ring on the end of the ribbonSmaller childrenDo not allow misbehaviour. Tell children not to swing bubble wands around. Avoid overcrowding
ElectrocutionStaff and publicDo not do this activity near electrical equipment or near trailing wiresBubble making is a very wet activity with lots of water – be aware of electrical hazards
Puppets (sometimes included in games and stories)
HazardPeople at riskAction takenNotes
Bumps and knocks when setting up or dismantling the showPublicKeep the public away from the show location when setting up and dismantlingVenue could dedicate an area to the show so the theatre space is delineated
Tripping and fallingPublic and entertainersKeep area tidy. Store boxes and bags neatly without risk of them falling. Keep walk ways clear. Do not lay cable in walk ways unless covered or taped downVenue must ensure the electrical supply is safe
ElectrocutionPublic and entertainersUse battery-powered pa where possible. Do not use mains electricity in wet conditions. Ensure RCD’s are in place. Ensure portable electrical equipment is in working condition. Carry out visual checks before use
Falling objectsPublic and entertainersSet up theatre on a flat surface. Ensure all connections in theatre framework are secure. Ensure woodwork is secure. Keep audience at least 2 metres away from the theatre
Entertainer Method Statement
Equipment and materialsMethod
Microphone and stereo/amplifier
Props for games (such as parachute, limbo stick, etc.)
Balloons and balloon pump
Magic props (such as hat, wand, etc.)
Bubble mixture and bubble blower
Hand puppets
The Entertainer arrives at the venue in costume and with equipment and materials to hand. The Entertainer leads children in activities of music, games, balloon modelling, magic, bubbles and puppets. Due to the improvisational nature of entertainment and the personal style of different entertainers, these activities may be undertaken in a different order than listed above. The entertainer will fulfill any special requests previously agreed with JoJoFun and the client, such as pausing entertainment activities for happy birthday to be sung. The activities and special requests are undertaken in accordance with the entertainment duration agreed in the booking contract. When the entertainment duration is complete, the entertainer packs away their equipment and materials and leaves the venue still in costume so as to maintain the illusion for the children.