Saturday, 16 April 2011


In the process of planing a live performance I understood how vital it is to think about the audience whilst making a decision, although you also need to be attentive of the actors and make sure that they are safe and any movement on the stage doesn't cause them any harm. I discussed with my team members the risk of working on the stage that are.

- props getting lost or damaged - every prop/all equipment is made for a reason.
-Darkness - it can make actors nervous as it can be risky to move about in the blackouts.
- Using Power Tools - whoever is in charge of using the sharp tools they should make sure they don't leave anything plugged in or left in dangerous positions. Masks and gloves should be worn at all times while working and hair should also tied up.
Cutting tools - 3 point health & safety check: always cut away from your body, always retract the blade when not in use & do not move about with the knife or wave it near other people.

    Pre Production

Use of power tools
wear safety clothing/goggles
Cutting equipment
use cutting mats
Slippery surfaces
indicate clear signs
Use of paint and glue
use water based
Heavy lifting
work in groups, bend knees not backs
Ensure that plants are safe to use
make sure he had easy access to enter and exit, no sharps bits, did not get dehydrated if it got too hot etc

Stage blackout, tripping/falling/colliding
use of torches, all scenery positions clearly marked on the floor

Height hazard, falling off stage
use of barriers, clear announcements to cast/crew, pulling curtains during blackouts
Moving scenery around, position/remove/change
allocate specific job roles
Crowd control
controlled tickets sales, security, staff on the door, clear signs, research the seating limit in the venue, seating plan
clear announcement and signs, usual fire precautions
Props being misused/lost
keep props(inc. weaponry) on specific tables, keep a log book under control of the manager
Actors don’t get too hot
Have an interval during the production

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