Risk Assessment – North Weald Location
Someone falling off bridge/building.
Getting cut with any glass, sharp materials,
broken wood etc. left lying around the
building and surrounding areas.
Falling through unstable flooring.
Slipping on mud down hill/falling over.
Falling in the pond from hill and or
No one going near there unnecessarily, and if
they need to then stay away from edge and
make sure there is nothing to make them slip
or trip over.
If someone does fall of, they would fall into
pond or soft mud so no serious damage,
however if they land wrong or on something
sharp, first aid or ambulance would be
Clear the area before filming as much as
Depending on severity of cut, clean the
possible to make is safe, especially checking
wound and put on a bandage or plaster, but if
for sharp objects left that could cause serious a serious deep cut occurred they would have
harm or infection.
to get taken to hospital.
Before filming find out where the weakest
If the floor did fall through, it wouldn’t be
flooring is and where it would be unsafe to
very far, so there wouldn’t be too much injury
stand. Also, no heavy objects such as tables
other than a sprained leg etc. However,
full of equipment or any potential lighting
shooting may have to stop and go hospital
would be placed on weak areas.
depending on the injury.
Try and avoid these areas if possible, however If someone slipped on the mud generally they
it is the main way to access the building so
would fall over and not really injure
sturdy shoes would be worn.
themselves. However, they could slip down
the hill into the water in which case they
would have to be taken out and checked for
Stay away from edges of bridge and be
If this happened, they would need help
cautious when on hill.
getting out, a change of clothing and checked
for injury, which would result in taking
relevant action such as hospital.
Someone getting hurt due to miss use of
props such as knifes and other sharp objects.
Suffocation from any bags used.
Make sure all the props are secure and out of
the way when they are not needed, and use
fake/replica props instead of real ones if and
when possible. When in use, make sure that
they are being handled correctly and causing
no physical harm.
If bags are used for props – i.e. body bags
then they will not be done up fully or tight to
If someone did get injured, the wound would
have to be assessed to see if it just needs on
site first aid or hospital/paramedic treatment.
If someone does get trapped or starts to
suffocate, take the bag off immediately/undo
it and make sure they rest and have some
water to calm down and get their breath