Dozy Daves Risk Assessment

Entertainer Risk Assessment & Method Statement

Due to the nature of our performances, we do not provide a Method Statement as our shows are adapted to each and every audience and their particular needs. Also a Method Statement is not a legal requirement.

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Magic

Hazard People At Risk Action Taken Notes
Trapped fingers, bumps, knocks and scrapes when setting up Children Keep children away when setting up. Do not allow children “back stage” or to assist with props  
Electric shock Performer and assistants Carry out visual check on electrical equipment before use. Do not perform with bare wires, faulty plugs etc. Do not permit liquid near the electrical equipment  
Injury caused by falling objects Staff and public Ensure backdrops, tables and props are secure. Do not allow staff and public into the performance area unless invited by the magician  
Choking Younger children Do not give small prizes, balloons, or objects to children under the age of three  
Tripping and falling Public and entertainers Keep area tidy. Store boxes and bags neatly without risk of them falling or being walked into. Keep walk ways clear. Do not lay cable in walk ways unless covered or taped down Event organiser must ensure the performers have an enclosed, dedicated space to work in

Dancing

Hazard People At Risk Action Taken Notes
Electric Shock Performer and Assistants Carry out visual check on electrical equipment before use. Do not perform with bare wires, faulty plugs etc. Do not permit liquid near the electrical equipment  
Tripping and falling Public and entertainers Keep area tidy. Do not lay cable in walk ways unless covered or taped down. Make sure everybody present has a clear exit out of the space. Our equipment can be battery operated, so risk of tripping is eliminated. Event organiser must ensure the performers have an enclosed, dedicated space to perform. Event organiser must ensure there is adequate space for both entertainers and the public for this activity.
Tangled in wire Mostly younger children Do not let children hold the microphone. Do not let children play with the wire. Make sure surplus wire is covered or taped down. As stated above our systems can operate without wires, so this hazard can be eliminated.

Games

Hazard People At Risk Action Taken Notes
Bumps and knocks from overcrowding (eg bumping into each other, tripping over each other) Public Make sure each person has sufficient personal space and a clear path out of the activity space should they need to exit  
Aggravation of or injury as a result of preexisting medical conditions Children Parents and guardians must supervise games and not permit their child to participate with any activity they are physically or emotionally at risk by playing  
Tripping, slipping and falling Mostly younger children Do not let children hold the microphone. Do not let children play with the wire. Make sure surplus wire is covered or taped down. As stated above our systems can operate without wires, so this hazard can be eliminated.
Weather conditions Children and entertainers If games are being played outside, make sure the children are adequately dressed (e.g. a coat in cold weather)  

Balloon Modelling

Hazard People At Risk Action Taken Notes
Choking on latex from burst balloons Younger Children Do not give balloons directly to children under three (give to parent or guardian). Tell children not to put balloons in their mouths. Do not inflate by mouth as children may copy. Pick up and safely dispose of burst balloons Parents are responsible for supervising their children when playing with balloons
Damaged ear drums People very close when a balloon pops Keep a clear space between the balloon modeller and spectators. Do not inflate balloons close to people’s ears.  
Internal ruptures caused by inflating balloons by mouth Balloon Modeller Always use a balloon pump to inflate balloons There is serious danger of injury by inflating balloons by mouth. This practice is not recommended by manufacturers
Child being poked in the face with a balloon pump Smaller children Keep a clear space between the balloon modeller and children. Do not inflate balloons close to the faces of children  

Start To Finish Was Fantastic

We had our party yesterday for our 6 year old daughter and since then FOURTEEN mums have contacted me for your details because of how wonderful you were. My little girl and all her friends absolutely loved every single second of your show and I could not recommend you enough. Start to finish it was fantastic and I honestly couldn't fault a single thing. Thank you so much for making the day!!!

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- Charle Waugh