Puppet Theatre Risk Assessment

Hazard People at risk Action taken Notes
Bumps and knocks when setting up or dismantling the show Public Keep the public away from the show location when setting up and dismantling Venue could dedicate an area to the show so the theatre space is delineated
Tripping and falling Public and entertainers Keep 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 down Venue must ensure the electrical supply is safe
Electrocution Public and entertainers Use 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 objects Public and entertainers Set 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