• Is all scenery safely constructed and fit for purpose?

  • Are all uprights safely braced and weighted?

  • Are all fabrics flame retardant?

  • Are all weight bearing platforms safe for use and braced correctly?

  • Is all scaffolding safe and inspected daily?

Costumes, Make-Up and Props

  • Are all props safe and fit for purpose?

  • Are there weapons or firearms used?

  • Have the Local Authorities approved use?

  • Are all costumes safe and fit for purpose?

  • Is all make-up safe and fit for purpose?

  • Have all performers been patch tested for allergies?

Trips Slips and Falls

  • Is the auditorium free from trip hazards?

  • Is the stage free from trip hazards?

  • Are the wings and backstage area free from trip hazards?

  • Are there cloths, mops and cleaning materials available on site in order to swiftly deal with spillages?

Noise Levels

  • Are there excessive noise levels used in the production? Eg loud sound cues or machinery?

  • Have operators been briefed to warn cast and crew before testing levels?


  • Are all electrical leads undamaged and fit for purpose?

  • Are all cable runs secure and taped down?

  • Are all electrical circuits safely loaded?

  • Has all equipment and electrical appliances been PAT tested?

  • Is the working light for fit up and strike period sufficient?

Use of Fire or Pyrotechnics

  • Are there any pyrotechnics or fire used in the production?

  • Details

  • Is there a trained crew member supervising the firing of pyros at a safe distance?

  • Are all performers aware of the danger?

  • Is there a 2m clear distance around the pyro when fired?

  • Have the Local Authorities been informed?

  • Is there use of fire or smoking in the production?

  • If so - are there adequate control measures in place to extinguish flames?

Special Effects

  • Are there any special effects used in the production? Eg Strobe lighting smoke, haze or flashes

  • Are there warning notices for the audience on display?

  • Are there warning notices for the audience on display?

  • Have all performers and crew been made aware and warned of the use of special effects?

Scene Changes

  • Have all crew been briefed on the order and method of scene changes?

  • Is there adequate light on stage for the scene change crew to see each other, the scenery, and floor markings?

  • Have the scene changes been rehearsed in an orderly fashion?

  • Can anyone's hair, clothing, costume or other materials become entangled with moving parts of the stage equipment whilst in motion?


  • Is there any flown scenery?

  • Has the venue been warned of the working load on the suspension points?

  • Are all suspension points bolted?

  • Is suitable stage hardware used?

  • Is weight evenly distributed between suspension points?

  • Are cables or ropes suitable for the weight load?

  • Is there a rated safety cable attached to each piece of flown scenery?

  • Have the operators been briefed to warn cast and crew when scenery is flown in or out?

Working at Height

  • Is there a requirement to work at height above 2 metres?

  • Have all ladders and work platforms been inspected and tested for safe use?

  • Are there suitable handrails on platforms to prevent falls?

First Aid Provision

  • Is there suitable first aid provision on site?

  • Have all cast and crew been briefed on what to do in the case of an incident needing first aid?

Fire Prevention and Evacuation

  • Has the venue sufficient fie exits for the size of audience? - One exit per fifty audience members.

  • Are all fire exits free from obstruction, clear, lit, and suitably marked?

  • Has the cast and crew been briefed on a fire evacuation plan?

  • Will the audience be briefed on the fire evacuation plan?

  • Are there suitable fire extinguishers available for use in case of fire?

  • Are all fire extinguishers, hydrants and hoses clear and accessible.?

Clearing of Rubbish

  • Are there enough bins around the working area?

  • Are the bins emptied daily?

Manual Handling

  • Can anyone be injured by hazards caused by manual handling?

  • Have the load-in and load-out crews been briefed on manual handling hazards?

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