1. PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT RISK ASSESSMENTThis document is intended as a basic template to assist in the completion of a risk assessment for film production activities.Detailed information is available from a variety of risk management and risk assessment specialists. Useful information can also be obtainedfrom the Health & Safety Executive www.hse.gov.ukWhen conducting a risk assessment, consider all the likely hazards; who may be harmed, property which may be damaged, and the controlsalready in place. Then, for each likely hazard, bearing in mind the controls already in place, record the risk assessment level. The furtheraction(s) to be considered will be determined by the level of risk assessment.HAZARD IN WHICH SCENEIS THIS HAZARDPRESENT?PERSON WHO MAYBE HARMEDPROPERTY THATCOULD BEDAMAGEDRISK CONTROLSALREADY IN PLACERISK ASSESSMENT*See chartFURTHER ACTIONTO BE TAKENLighting When shootingphotos cameraman be aware ofsurroundings.The camera manand models couldbe harmed in theprocess.The lights and otherequipment couldbecome broken andalso the peopleworking on theshoot.Being aware ofloose wires andlights surroundingthe shoot.Moderate Dont use muchlights and takephotos withdistance from lightsDropping camera This couldhappen any timeduring a photoshoot.The camera manand models couldbe harmed if thisaccured.The camera couldsmash and breakruining theequipment needed.Use the neck strap,keep camera inhands at all times.Low Keep firm grip ofcamera whentaking shots.Overloading circuits During the photoshoot overloadingthe circuits whichthe electrics areattach too couldcause a fire.Everyone involvedwith the photoshoot could beharmed in thissituation.The equipment usedcould break if thereare too manyappliances attachedto one circuit.Dont attach toomany equipmentonto one circuit.Moderate Dont use muchlight or anythingwhich would needplugging in to work.
2. Tripod Tripods are bigthings and couldeasily be a hazardthe models orphotographercould trip andfall.The models for theshoot and thephotographer couldpotentially beharmed during thissituationThe tripod couldbend or break if hit,camera equipmentcould smash orbreak if dropped.Be aware of thetripod whenshooting photos,look out for yoursurroundings.Low Dont use a tripod,be very carefulwhen movingaround when thetripod is in place.Weather on the day The weather onthe day could beraining or stormsmaking the shootimpossible to do.They could beharmed dependingon how bad theweather is.The equipmentcould break fromwater damage orsevere weathercould break theequipment.Plan the shoot on aday which theweather is goodenough to shoot in.low Check weatherforecast beforegoing out to shoot,dont shoot outsideat all.Models dont show At last minute themodels for theshoot coulddecide not toshow up.Nobody could beharmed besides thecamera man who isleft with nobody toshoot.No equipment couldbe damaged in thisprocess.Make sure themodel is preparedand is sure to comebefore setting up forthe shoot.Moderate Find a back upmodel in case thefirst model becomesill or decides not todo it anymore. 3. Risk Assessment ChartHazard likelihood / Consequences RISK ASSESSMENTVERY LIKELY TO HAPPEN or SEVERE CONSEQUENCES (ie. Someone could getEXTREMEseriously hurt)Could happen or mild consequences (i.e. someone could suffer a minorinjury)HIGHUnlikely to happen or minor consequences (i.e. production could be slightlydelayed)MODERATERarely happens and very insignificant consequences LOW