General Risk Assessments

The risk assessments carried out by Young Voices have been developed and analysed against the following assessment chart:

The objectives of Risk Assessments are to ensure that:

  • Hazards are prevented;
  • People are protected against hazards;
  • Property is protected against hazards;
  • Vital business activities, such as transmission and production are not interrupted by hazards;
  • Suitable procedures are followed.

This has been achieved by:

  • Ensuring that all precautions are monitored and maintained by identifying any potential hazards. For example: sources of possible trips;
  • Identifying the appropriate person at the highest risk within and surrounding the site;
  • Evaluating the risk of a hazard occurring including the risk to the public and everyone involved in the concerts should the hazard occur;
  • Removing or reducing the hazards and corresponding risks to persons involved;
  • Ensuring that detection and warning, escape routes, signs and notices, lighting, and maintenance are regularly checked and are up to the standards laid out in the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995, as well as the Workplace (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations of 1992;
  • Ensuring the recording of significant findings is done and action is taken;
  • Informing and instructing all relevant people and providing adequate training;
  • Preparing an emergency plan.

Arenas, suppliers, and contractors are required to create their own risk assessments that are in line with the above. Schools are often required to create a risk assessment and will need access to this information.