Magician Risk Assessment and Method Statement

Magician Risk Assessment
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
Magician Method Statement
Equipment and materialsMethod
Magic props (such as hat, wand, etc.)Due to the improvisational nature of entertainment and the personal style of different magicians, a one-size-fits-all method statement cannot be described for this service. However, the general course of events may transpire as follows:

The Magician arrives at the venue in costume and with equipment and materials to hand. They set up the equipment and prepare for the magic show in the space designated by the client. The magic show begins at the start time as stated in the booking contract. Depending on the type of show the magician delivers, guests may be asked to participate in some of the tricks. The magician will fulfill any special requests previously agreed with JoJoFun and the client, such as pausing the show for happy birthday to be sung. The magic show and special requests are undertaken in accordance with the entertainment duration agreed in the booking contract. When the entertainment duration is complete, the magician packs away their equipment and materials and leaves the venue still in costume so as to maintain the illusion for the children.