Within the arts, film and media industry, we are exposed to many hazards that can change on a daily basis. Often it is the small things that result in the worst case scenario happening. The fact is, knowing your environment is extremely important, not only for other peoples safety, but also your own! Broadly speaking, a risk assessment is the combined effort of: identifying and analyzing the risks around you. Knowing the environment you are in and knowing how to spot danger is in your interest, as it is everyones responsibility within a workplace to keep everyone safe, including yourself! For that reason we have a made this basic risk assessment for you, so what do you look out for.
Unlike most workplace environments, it is a good idea to have what is called a:-Dynamic Risk Assessment in place on top of the normal Risk Assessment, due to the very changing environment we often find ourselves work in. This process is also sometimes called:- 'Continuous Assessment Flagging or Continuous Risk Management.' It should be as simple or as complicated as you require it to be, but it should help you to identify risks, helping you to spot dangers and work out the management of the dangers you have identified. For example performing dynamic risk assessments can help you to identify risk present within the workplace, from slip hazards caused by bad weather or physical danger from visiting someones home. In the media we should all look at doing our own dynamic risk assessments, even if you are not required to do an assessment. If you spot a danger, alert the person or persons responsible so action can be taken to keep you and others safe!
|4 = Very likely.||3 = Likely.||2 = Unlikely.||1 = Highly Unlikely.|
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Severe and Fatality Injury.
► Any injury likely to lead to permanent loss of sight or reduction in sight.
► Any crush injury to the head or torso causing damage to the brain or internal organs.
► Serious burns including scalding, which:- covers more than 10% of the body.
► Causes significant damage to the eyes, respiratory system or other vital organs.
► Any scalping requiring hospital treatment.
► Any loss of consciousness caused by head injury or asphyxia.
can also add other risks like sexual assault to this.
Requires resuscitation or admittance to Hospital for more than 24 hours.
Paper cut and other things like that.
* Please note that the injury classifications are UK H&S Classifications in 2020. These might change over time and also depending on your legal jurisdiction.
This template we are using can be easily modified to include additional risk rating criteria appropriate for your workplace, such as sexual assault risk, and for you to work out ways to implement new control measures to avoid dangers.
Please click on here to download the risk Dynamic Risk Assessment Log Template.
* Please note that you should always check to see if the form you are using is the correct form and fits the legal requirements in the location you are working in.
The basic idea of a risk assessment is to help you identify and work out how to deal with problems that you might face. The Advanced Analysis side of the assessment process will also help you to find other issues that you might have overlooked. For example, do you know what levels of health insurance you really require, as it might be more or less? If less, that could save you cash, and if more, you will know you need to alter it, so that you are covered, should anything happen! It can flag up other issues, for example that your visa might not let you do that type of work! Plus do you know what the emergency numbers are should you find yourself in need to help? The assessment might seem pointless for self employed people, but in reality it is just as important, if not more so. Doing 1 can help you keeping your head in the game and helps to keep you safe. A full report can be found on one of our other advice pages.
You can fill in using the same code system as the dynamic, but the main Risk Assessment is used to show you have already assessed the location/s before you started the job. The Dynamic is when you are doing the job and to keep a log of problems you spot that might not be in the original risk assessment.
Please use the above information and common sense in conjunction with trusting your own instincts. Do not let the allure of fame or fortune compromise your safety Always have the correct insurance cover and keep up payments as you never know when you might require to make a claim. Also, check you have the correct legal documents including risk assessment that are required within the legal jurisdictions that you are working in.
If we have missed something or you have any suggestions or tips how we can improve this guide, please let us know.