Professor Pepperpot Risk Assessment  
Balloon Modelling
Hazzard 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 Artist 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  
Magic
Hazzard 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      
     
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  
     
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/Party organiser must ensure the performers have an enclosed, dedicated space to work in  
Games
Hazzard People at Risk Action Taken   Notes  
Tripping, slipping and falling Public and entertainers Keep area tidy. Do not lay cable in walk ways unless covered or taped down. Do not play games on potentially slippy surfaces. Do not play games where there are objects to trip over   Event organiser must ensure there is a dedicated, safe space to play games in  
   
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)      
   
Aggravation of or injury as a result of preexisting medical condition 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      
Songs
Hazzard People at Risk Action Taken   Notes  
Electric shock Performer and assistant 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   Event organiser must ensure the performers have an enclosed, dedicated space to sing in. 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