Covid-19 Risk Assessment for Travelling Science Shows

Below is a full risk assessment for the Science Shows.

We are happy to discuss any aspect of the shows with regards to making them as safe as possible at this time. For example, the audience size of shows can be changed to fit in with bubble sizes and social distancing, often at no extra cost even if more shows are required. Just get in touch for a chat via the Contacts Page. We can then discuss your requirements via email, or by phone if you prefer. We can also send you a copy of the Covid-19 Risk Assessment as a pdf document. We also have general risk assessments for each individual show, which we can also supply.

Covid- 19 Risk Assessment for Science Shows, Travelling Science Ltd

Date: 01/09/20

Reference Number: RA GEN COVID-19

Subject of assessment: GENERAL SCIENCE SHOW COVID-19

Person or persons at risk: Pupils, supervising staff and show provider

Assessment carried out by: Adrian Bowden 

Conclusions: Providing all measures that are reasonably practicable are taken, as listed in this assessment, the risk of transmission should be very low

Date for review: January 2021

Potential Hazard: Children’s Participation in the show

Level of Risk: Low

Probability and Type of Risk: Low Probability. Risk of transmission of virus from show provider to child or child to show provider. Risk of transmission of virus from child to child.

Control Measures (What actions can be done to reduce the risks?)

  • Show Provider to wear visor and sanitise hands before show
  • Front row of audience at least 2 metres away from show provider and participants
  • If more than one child is required to participate at a time, the chosen ones should be from the same ‘bubble’

Further action to be taken

  • No close proximity or physical contact between show provider and children 
  • Each participant at front with show provider for a maximum of 5 minutes and to be socially distanced at all times

Person Responsible: Adrian Bowden

New level of risk (if all actions taken): Very low

Potential Hazard: Use of show provider’s own tables

Level of Risk: Low

Probability and Type of Risk: Low Probability. Virus present on surface of tables. Risk of transmission of virus.

Control Measures (What can be done to reduce the risks?)

  • Tables sanitised in situ before use by show provider

Person Responsible: Adrian Bowden

New level of risk (if all actions taken): Very low

Potential Hazard: Use of Electrical Equipment 

Level of Risk: Low

Probability and Type of Risk: Low Probability. Virus present on surfaces of appliances. Risk of transmission of virus.

Control Measures (What can be done to reduce the risks?)

  • Surface of appliances cleaned with alcohol wipes before use
  • Table-tops sanitised before positioning appliances

Person Responsible: Adrian Bowden

New level of risk (if all actions taken): Very low

Potential Hazard: Use of general equipment

Level of Risk: Low

Probability and type of risk: Low probability. Virus present on surfaces of equipment. Risk of transmission of virus.

Control Measures (What actions can be done to reduce the risks?)

  • Equipment used is everyday items that can be easily cleaned, replaced or rested for three days depending on type of equipment
  • All equipment cleaned with antiviral cleanser before and after use
  • Equipment which cannot be cleaned with anti-viral cleanser e.g. cardboard to be replaced or rested for three days

Person Responsible: Adrian Bowden

New level of risk (if all actions taken): Very low

Potential Hazard: Use of glass equipment

Level of Risk: Low

Probability and Type of Risk: Low probability. Virus present on surfaces on equipment. Risk of transmission of virus.

Control Measures: (What actions can be taken to reduce the risks?)

  • Glass equipment washed thoroughly before and after use. Use of antiviral cleanser after washing.

Person responsible: Adrian Bowden

New level of risk (if all actions taken): Very low

Potential Hazard: Use of Chemicals

Level of Risk: Low

Probability and type of risk: Low probability. Virus present on surfaces of containers. Risk of transmission of viruses.

Control Measures (What actions can be done to reduce the risks?)

  • All containers cleaned with anti-viral cleaner before and after use

Person Responsible: Adrian Bowden

New level of risk (if all actions taken): Very low