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Carried out by: Oliver Parker
Review Date: 30/04/2015
What are the hazards?
Who might be harmed and how?
What are you already doing?
Do you need to do anything else to manage this risk?
Action by whom?
Action by when?
|Slips and trips||Magician or guests may be injured if they trip over objects, small children or slip on spillages||Wear suitable footwear and clothing to reduce risk of slipping, being aware of surroundings to avoid tripping||Always brief event organisers to keep children under control and supervised at all times||Magician||Before event|
|Paper cuts and eye injuries||Magician and audience could potentially get a paper cut opening an envelope, handling playing cards or flicking cards and other props||Always use top quality playing cards made by reputable company, never flick cards directly at audience||Brief audience to be careful when opening any envelopes||Magician||During performance|
|Fire||Magician and guests at risk of being burnt or causing fire||Only perform effects using fire in suitable controlled environments, away from audience members and any flammable objects||Avoid performing with fire in high risk situations or where venue policy does not allow||Magician||On arrival at venue|
|Shock from Balloons bursting||Balloon could burst when inflating or performing effect causing shock to audience and magician||Always inflate balloons facing away from audience in case they do burst and hold away from audience members faces||Use high quality balloons||Magician||During performance|
|Adverse reaction to magic||Audience member could be overly startled by magic and trigger existing health problem such as fainting, heart attack or epileptic fit etc.||Choose suitable fit and healthy participants for magic effects||Avoid performing anything too shocking or gory to elderly or infirm||Magician and audience||During performance|
|Choking on magician’s props||Young children could choke on small props or audience could choke if props are accidentally dropped into drinks or food whilst performing||Avoid performing with small objects for young children and avoid performing over the top of guests food and drinks||If any props are lost warn guests and ensure they are found if possible, always ensure children are supervised||Magician||During performance|
|Venue specific hazards||Magician or guests may be subject to unexpected risk||Always assess venue and situation on arrival. Consult with event organiser with any remedial action required||Always be aware and alert.||Magician and event organisers||On arrival at venue|