72 Hour Risk Assessment

Media & Communication

School of Art & Design

CoventryUniversity

RISK ASSESSMENT FORM

Production name: Spirit of the Hillfields

Location: Hillfields, Coventry

Shoot dates:13/11/2013

Crew names and mobiles: Sean Maguire (07890 491866), Mazina Zola, Martina Brajkovic, Lisa Atfosikidi, Ruben Gomes.

Complete the following table rating

  • each risks severity on scale from Negligible (N), Low risk (L), Moderate risk (M), Severe (S), Very severe (V)
  • each risks likelihood on scale from Very unlikely (VU), Unlikely (U), Possible (P), Likely (L), Very likely (VL)
  • Determine the risk factor from the table overleaf.

 

Hazard

 

Present?  Severity Likelihood Risk Factor
1 Alcohol/drugs
2 Animals/insects
3 Audiences
4 Camera cable/grip equipment
5 Confined spaces
6 Derelict buildings/dangerous   structures
7 Electricity/gas (other than normal   supplies)
8 Fatigue/long hours
9 Fire/flammable materials and heat
10 Hazardous substances
11 Heat/Cold/extreme weather yes L U 2
12 Laser/strobe effects
13 Machinery/industrial/ crane/hoist
14 Materials – glass, non-fire retardant   set materials
15 Night operation
16 Noise – high sound levels
17 Non standard manual handling
18 Public/crowds yes M L 3
19 Radiation
20 Scaffold/Rostra
21 Smoking on set
22 Special effects/explosives
23 Special needs (elderly, disabled,   inexperienced)
24 Specialised rescue/first aid yes L U 2
25 Stunts, dangerous activities
26 Tall scenery/suspended ceilings
27 Travelling to and from shoots yes L P 2
28 Tripping/falling
29 Vehicles/speed yes L P 2
30 Water/proximity to water
31 Weapons
32 Working at heights
33 Working overseas
34 Other risks: please   detail.  yes  M VU 2

Calculate the Risk Factor:

Very Unlikely

Unlikely Possible Likely Very Likely
Very severe

3

4

4

5

5

Severe

2

3

3

3

5

Moderate

2

2

3

3

3

Slight

1

2

2

3

3

Negligible

1

1

2

2

3

Decide the action to take:

5 Very severe Take immediate action/abandon   location
4 Severe High priority
3 Moderate Risk Programme for action
2 Low Risk Action may be required
1 Negligible Probably acceptable

Then list each risk identified

Hazard no:  11 Risk Factor (1-5)  1
Description Being the middle of November there will be some chilly weather which may cause health problems for some of the crew members.
Person(s) exposed (detail if   cast/crew (C), outside company (O) or public (P) ) (C) Sean Maguire, Mazina Zola, Martina Brajkovic, Lisa Atfosikidi and Ruben Gomes.
Action to take We will need to be dressed in insulated clothing in order to protect ourselves from the elements.
Person/company responsible for action We will each provide our own clothing.
To be completed at agreed   later date -14/11/2013
Exposed person(s) informed? (y/n) Agreed action taken? (y/n) Risk removed? (y/n)
Hazard no:  18 Risk Factor (1-5)  2
Description We will be filming in a public place so there is chance that member of the public could become involved in an incident involving ourselves and/or the equipment.
Person(s) exposed (detail if   cast/crew (C), outside company (O) or public (P) ) (C) Sean Maguire, Mazina Zola, Martina Brajkovic, Lisa Atfosikidi and Ruben Gomes.(P) Bystanders going about their daily lives
Action to take We must ensure that the equipment and ourselves does not bottleneck public pathways or entry points. We must be aware of our surroundings at all times to ensure the safety of ourselves, the equipment and the public.
Person/company responsible for action  Sean Maguire
To be completed at agreed   later date – 14/11/2013
Exposed person(s) informed? (y/n) Agreed action taken? (y/n) Risk removed? (y/n)
Hazard no:  24 Risk Factor (1-5)  2
Description In the event of an emergency we will need to contact the emergency services. Depending on the circumstances of emergency we may require a specific service such as the police if one of us is mugged while filming.
Person(s) exposed (detail if   cast/crew (C), outside company (O) or public (P) )  (C) Sean Maguire, Mazina Zola, Martina Brajkovic, Lisa Atfosikidi and Ruben Gomes.(P) a member of the public may become involved so we may be required to make a call on their behalf.
Action to take  We will call 999 and request the service we require.
Person/company responsible for action Each member of the of the group will maintain a mobile phone for such emergencies.
To be completed at agreed   later date – 14/11/2013
Exposed person(s) informed? (y/n) Agreed action taken? (y/n) Risk removed? (y/n)
Hazard no:  27 Risk Factor (1-5)  2
Description We will be transporting all of our equipment on foot. We will be traveling during the day and will return before dark as our course tutor Stephen Dawkins has advised us.
Person(s) exposed (detail if   cast/crew (C), outside company (O) or public (P) ) (C) Sean Maguire, Mazina Zola, Martina Brajkovic, Lisa Atfosikidi and Ruben Gomes.
Action to take We will stay close together and cross roads in unison so that ourselves and the equipment are kept as safe as possible.
Person/company responsible for action

(apologies for the table within the table but I made an error and I am unsure of how to reverse it at this time)

Sean Maguire

To be completed at agreed   later date – 14/11/2013
Exposed person(s) informed? (y/n) Agreed action taken? (y/n) Risk removed? (y/n)
Hazard no:  29 Risk Factor (1-5)  2
Description Filming in a public place will run the chance of us operating near public roads which will run the risk of cars damaging either us or the equipment.
Person(s) exposed (detail if   cast/crew (C), outside company (O) or public (P) ) (C) Sean Maguire, Mazina Zola, Martina Brajkovic, Lisa Atfosikidi and Ruben Gomes.(P) the drivers of the vehicles and any pedestrians in the vicinity may become involved.
Action to take We ensure that we do not film near the roads and maintain standard road safety practice.
Person/company responsible for action  Sean Maguire
To be completed at agreed   later date – 14/11/2013
Exposed person(s) informed? (y/n) Agreed action taken? (y/n) Risk removed? (y/n)
Hazard no:  34 Risk Factor (1-5)  2
Description Due to the bad reputation of the Hillfields maintains as a place of drug dealing and prostitution there is danger of criminal activity that could result in harm to our persons and/or theft of our equipment. However our head tutor has assured us that the area will be relatively safe during the day.
Person(s) exposed (detail if   cast/crew (C), outside company (O) or public (P) ) (C) Sean Maguire, Mazina Zola, Martina Brajkovic, Lisa Atfosikidi and Ruben Gomes.(P) Pedestrians may become involved
Action to take In order to ensure our safety we will stay close together at all times and no one will travel anywhere alone. We be sure to return to the University before dark.
Person/company responsible for action  Sean Maguire
To be completed at agreed   later date – 14/11/2013
Exposed person(s) informed? (y/n) Agreed action taken? (y/n) Risk removed? (y/n)

Copy and paste this table for each of the hazards, then get the form signed. If the producer has not completed the risk assessment, then they should countersign this form.

Completed by: Sean Maguire                                   Position: Producer

Signature                                                                      Date: 13/11/2013

Countersigned by:                                                      PRODUCER

Signature                                                                      Date