Face Painting Risk Assessment and Method Statement

Face Painter Risk Assessment
Hazard People at risk Action taken Notes
Adverse skin reactions due to applying face painting materials, such as allergy Children and adults Use approved paints and materials. Do not face paint children under three/with sensitive skin (offer to paint hand or arm instead). Advise people who appear to have skin conditions. In the event of an adverse reaction, the face paint must be washed off immediately and a note taken of the colours used for the face paint design, so this information may be given to the parent/guardian JoJoFun’s face painting materials are industry standard and of high quality. Insurance may be invalid if painting children under three
Paint brush in the eye Children who cannot sit still Do not face paint children under three or cannot follow instructions Offer to paint hand or arm instead
Spreading infections (eg cold sores and conjunctivitis) Children and adults Do not paint the infected area. Keep painting implements clean: use clean sponges for each person, regularly wash brushes in use, regularly change water, thoroughly clean brushes, sponges and water bowls after the event  
Aggravating existing skin conditions Children and adults Do not paint children or adults with sensitive skin, eczema, open cuts or sores, or other skin conditions Offer to paint hand or arm instead
Falling off the chair Young children Assist the child on and off the chair  
Paint brush in the eye if the face painter is knocked Children and adults Keep a distance between spectators and face painter. Organisers must provide face painters with an uncrowded area
Falling or tripping over equipment Spectators and staff Keep work area tidy. Keep a clear space round the work area. Keep spectators away from the work area Organisers must provide face painters with an uncrowded area
Paint on clothing Children and adults Children advised to stay still while having their faces painted. Water-based face paints used for easy wash out from some materials Staining may be a risk with some materials and depending on the method of washing
Face Painter Method Statement
Equipment and materials Method
Face paints (we use Snazaroo and Diamond Fx paint)
Cleaning equipment – sponge, water
The Face Painter arrives at the venue with the face painting equipment and materials and sets up the face painting table and seating in the area designated by the client. In the event of walk-about face painting (such as at a football stadium), the face painter carries their materials in a bag/container which will prevent the liquids from spilling. Children are invited to sit down one-by-one and have their face painted. The Face Painter assesses if the child has allergies, eczema, cuts, bruises, etc. – i.e. reasons why they may not be able to have their face painted. For the children who can have their face painted, the Face Painter paints the children’s faces and arms, depending on the requirements of each child (e.g. younger children tend to have smaller designs on the cheek or arm). Face Paints and materials are used in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations. Face Painting water is changed frequently. When the booking contract duration is over, the face painter packs up the face painting equipment and materials, and vacates the venue.