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BALL POND BOBBY

Risk Assessment

1. Description of performance and activities.

The performance and activities consists of a small soft play ball pond, round and 3m diameter placed for the use of children in the foyer or an area near the performance area. The performance area itself is 4m x 4m and surrounded on all four sides by 2m x 1.5m mats, behind each of which are placed 6 chairs. During the performance, the two performers assemble a 'ball pond' and perform in and around the central area. After the performance, the audience are given a choice of activities detailed in the risk assessment below.

Description of Risk type of risk Level of Risk ( 5= high, 1= low)
Action Taken
new level of risk
Soft play ball pond in foyer    
Harm from overcrowding falling onto or over each other
up to 5
prominent sign notifying that no more than ten children allowed at a time
3
harm from stepping on feet or sharp items bruising scratching
3
prominent sign advising removal of shoes, glasses and any other harmful items
1
harm from behaviour pushing, grabbing etc
up to 5
prominent sign asking for children to be supervised at all times
2 to 3
harm from balls escaping and causing a trip hazard injury from falling
2
sufficient height of ball pond walls to reduce risk
1
Performance Element    
injury from performing with set and props strains, falls, injury from set elements
3
warming up, rehearsals
1
performing in close proximity to audience falling on or bumping audience members
3
safety training for performers
2
audience members getting up and moving uderfoot tripping, falling and causing chaos!
3
thorough trialling of event with small groups
2
Post performance activities    
Harm from coluring pens reaction to ingestion
3
only safe and non-toxic colouring pens used
1
Harm from slipping on cloth injury from falling
3
cloth activity to be supervised by DNA performer
2
Harm from behaviour during movement activities pushing, scratching etc
up to 5
movement activity to be supervised by DNA performer
2 to 3
Harm from ball pond in foyer outlined above
as above
solutions as above
as above

Any further issues arising from risk or reduction of risk, please contact

Adam Bennett
Studio 12
The Watermark
9-15 Ribbleton Lane
Preston PR1 5EZ
07968 494094

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