Risk Assessment

Our risk assessment below is a general risk assessment for school visits to the Guildhall Theatre or Derby Arena* for any further help or advice about the health and safety aspects your visit contact our operations team on 01332 255433.

Risk

Activity/Task presenting risk

HazardRisk RatingExisting ControlsResidual RiskFurther Action
1 Fire/Technical problem Evacuation of venue
L
Frontline staff are trained in fire evacuation procedure
L
No
2 Slips/Trips/Falls Staircases/Toilet areas - wet floors
L
Handrails on all foyer stairs. Toilets checked every hour
L
No
3 Loss of child in the venue Toilet visits etc - distress to child and teacher/supervisor
L
Teachers/supervisors to ensure that children are accompanied if they leave the auditorium
L
No
4 Standing on seats Standing on seats could cause injury particularly in the Balcony area
L
Teachers/supervisors to ensure that children remain seated during the event
L
No
5 Pyrotechnics Use of pyrotechnics during the show
L
Seperate Risk Assessment carried out, recognised equipment used by trained personnel
L
No
6 Nut allergies Anaphylactic shock
M
Teachers/supervisors to ensure that children affected do not consume confectionary without reading manufacturers recommendations
M
No
7 Slips/Trips/Falls Children going on stage
L
Steward will take child to and from the stage. Steps are checked before every event. House lights will be on.
L
No
8 Merchandise Misuse of purchased goods
L
Teacher/supervisor to ensure appropriate behaviour of children
L
No
9 Injury Slip/Trip/Fall
L
First Aiders present during each event
L
No

Key: L - Low, M - Medium, H - High

*As Derby Arena is a new venue there may be additions/updates made to this Risk Assessment during the first year of operation.