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Victorian Festival Risk Assessment

Victorian Festival Risk Assessment

Description of Hazard

Possible Risk of Hazard

Controls

Probability

Additional measures Required

Art Activities

  • Risk of injury whilst undertaking art activities
  • Pupils are told to behave in a sensible manner.
  • All equipment used is supervised and any necessary training is given prior to use.
  • All equipment is child safe.
  • Children remain under control of teacher and accompanying helpers at all times.
  • Low
  • Art session will be stopped if any child seen behaving in a manner likely to cause injury to themselves or another.
  • First Aid Kit kept at Town Hall
  • Trained first aiders amongst museum staff working at Festival.

Drama Activity

  • Risk of injury
  • whilst undertaking drama activities
  • Pupils are told to behave in a sensible manner.
  • A symbol is hit to indicate pupils should stop what they are doing at sit down straight away.
  • Pupils to wear sensible clothes and shoes.
  • Pupils asked to remove items such as tight ties,
  • jewellery etc prior to workshop if deemed to be unsuitable for workshop.
  • Children remain under control of teacher and accompanying helpers at all times.
  • Low
  • Drama session will be stopped if any child seen behaving in a manner likely to cause injury to themselves or another.
  • First Aid Kit kept at Town Hall
  • Trained first aiders amongst museum staff working at Festival.

Hairdressing and Beauty

  • Allergic reaction to products used
  • Schools are informed in advance about hairdressing and make up and it is the responsibility of school to inform museum staff any child is know to have an allergic reaction to hairdressing or beauty products or if parents do not want child to have these products applied.
  • Children remain under control of teacher and accompanying helpers at all times.
  • Low
  • All hairdressing and beauty students have been trained to look for allergic reactions and in basic first aid.
  • Hairdressing and beauty tutors are supervising their students at all times and are trained first aiders.
  • Things to remove hairdressing and beauty products are available.
  • First Aid Kit kept at Town Hall.
  • Trained first aiders amongst museum staff working at Festival.

Artefact Handling

  • Cuts or bruised toes
  • Pupils are told to pass the artefacts around carefully and be careful when handling them.
  • Artefacts are only passed around when pupils sitting sensibly.
  • Children remain under control of teacher and accompanying helpers at all times.
  • Low
  • Artefacts will not be passed to anyone not behaving properly. Any child not behaving in an appropriate manner will be asked to go and sit with the teacher.
  • Artefacts regularly checked to make sure they are safe.

Artefact Handling

  • Contamination
  • Objects are clean and kept stored in locked cabinets.
  • Pupils told not to put their fingers in their mouths after handling objects.
  • Low
  • Teachers are responsible for making sure pupils wash their hands after a workshop.

Moving between rooms where activities taking place

  • Risk of tripping, slipping, falling
  • Children to move around between activities sensibly in pairs. Children told not to run.
  • Children remain under control of teacher and accompanying helpers at all times.
  • Low
  • First Aid Kit kept at museum .
  • Trained first aiders amongst museum staff.

Break for lunch and drinks in required.

  • Hunger, dehydration and needing rest
  • A room is available for pupils to eat lunch in and a
  • lunch break is scheduled in timetable for the day. Pupils can have access to their coats and bags at any time if food or drink is need during workshops.
  • Low
  • Teachers should ensure that any child who needs to keep food or drink with them does so.
  • Teachers to ensure that all pupils bring a packed lunch and drink with them if visiting for the day.

 

 

 

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