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Identifying the hazards
– assessing the risk
|Risk Rating||Control measures – reducing the risk Outcome||Outcome|
| Fire alarm sounding while the pupils are inside the dome.||Medium||Presenter lifts up the dome on one side and it will fold over to the opposite side within 8 seconds. Everyone will be outside the dome to walk to the nearest exit.||Low|
| A fire inside the school hall.||Low|| Same procedure as above. All domes are made from flame retardant, industrial grade, polymer fabrics.||Low|
| A power cut in the middle of a presentation.||Medium|| The bottom of the domes are open for emergency exit should a power cut occur. The dome will be lifted to one side within seconds||Low|
| Lead trailing from the laptop computer to the data projector.||Low|| A protective sock is enclosing the trailing lead, so nobody will trip over the lead. ||Low|
|Problems with electrical equipment||Low|| All electrical devices are enclosed in wooden boxes for insulation and are connected via trip switches and overload protectors||Low|
| Pupils misbehaving while the lights are out||High|| If any pupils were to misbehave, the lights will come straight on to prevent anyone getting hurt or hit in the dark. It is not the presenter’s responsibility for the behaviour of the pupils||Low|
Risk Assessment & Risk Management Record
Activity: Planetarium Leader of Activity: Mr P Bassett Group; Size: 25-120 per show Number of Staff from the venue: 1+.
We do not accept PAYE payments under any circumstances.
Enhanced CRB checked no. 0010 4056 6921(We are currently looking for a new umbrella organisation for an update. The restrictions on registering as one are so defined that few organisations now exist to take on applications from self employed individuals, especially in the education business. DBS will not deal with individuals, only large employers. If you have knowledge of an umbrella organisation in Kent that carry out self employed checks, please inform us. Many planetarium operators have the same problem).
Insured to £5,000,000 by Allianz Insurance Policy Number; LX 1848 9058
Electrical Certificate renewed every 12 months;
Health & Safety Details: Lights are on inside the dome during entrance and exit times. Copies of British Standard Fire Certificates are available for inspection. Dome Black Cover - Flovan, tested by Hartlepool Fire Brigade to BS 5867 White Screen - T509, tested by Hartlepool Fire Brigade to BS5867. All domes are re-sprayed with 'Flame-Guard' fire retardant spray every 5 yrs tested and approved to BS5867.