The Blog Task 4

Each workplace including the TV studio must be comfortable and safe for employees, in order to be suitable for work. The most common hazards of working in a TV studio are:

  • heavy and large objects can rise the back injury;
  • audio recording and light equipment can impair the hearing or vision;
  • group work and strict deadlines can affect the mental health;
  • electricity can give an electric shock;
  • water and chemicals can rise the injury, allergies, and electrocution;
  • working with set elements and production equipment in a confined area can physically injure;
  • high positioning of camera operators and sound assistants could result in fall;
  • heat and hot equipment can burn;

To avoid them the studio supervisor must explore all manner of trauma probability, brief the studio stuff and allocate responsibilities. Each participant must follow to safety procedures. There are some rules governing the work in the studio:

  • never move heavy objects by yourself;
  • keep all food and drink in the special area;
  • working with light equipment always protect your hands with gloves and eyes with glasses;
  • control sound/noise levels and length of exposure to high levels of noise;
  • use of props and chemicals according to instructions;
  • do not use the unstable foundations, construction of set elements or positioning of equipment;
  • the studio must be cooled and ventilated properly;

The right approach to the security guarantees the employees safety. Therefore, the responsible person must complete a risk assessment before work starts. Risk assessment is “a careful examination of what could cause harm to people, so the production company/producer can weigh up whether adequate preventive or control measures have been taken. Or more should be done to prevent harm and to ensure that minimum legal standards are met”.

This is an example of The Risk Assessment form. Imagine that you are TV studio supervisor and have the experiment with coke and mentos in the studio program.

This is the Hazard list that can be applied to this experiment: 

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Risk matrix that assess strength of this risks:

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The minimise hazard impact and issue solving plan:

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