At Stunt Park, safety is of primary concern and importance. We have very good safety practices, briefings and procedures, to ensure all risks are minimized, and everyone leaves Stunt Park with a enjoyable and rewarding experience.
|Activity||Risk of Injury||Hazards||Precautions||Other|
|Physical Activities||A thorough warm up will be conducted including stretching, strengthening and aerobic exercise.|
|Tumbling||VU||Landing on shoulder, landing on head and neck.||Teaching correct technique should prevent injuries.||Proper padded mats used until technique is good. Elbow pads useful.|
|Mini Tramp||U||Landing on head or neck. Twisting ankles or knees.||Teaching correct technique should prevent injuries. Spotting trainees to avoid bad landings.||Check equipment regularly.|
|Theatrical Fighting||U||Connecting with punches or kicks causing injury.||Teaching students to |
keep a safe distance,
slow rehearsal, keep eye contact. Aware of others in close proximity.
|Allow plenty of space between students.|
|Swordplay||VU||Sharp end jabbing eyes. Connecting with opponents body with sword.||Teaching correct technique should prevent injuries. Keep safe distance between groups. No aiming at face.||Weapons checked for splinters, no sharp points.|
|Low Falls||U||Falling awkwardly or missing landing area and injuring body.||Start low and work up when technique is good. Spotters around mat. Teach good technique.||Check equipment regularly. Allow everyone to progress at own.
|Abseil||VU||Incorrect attachment causing a fall or rope burn.||Teach correct safety procedures and technique. Follow safety rules.||Check equipment regularly, Double check each other before descent.|
|Wire Work||U||Possibility of landing awkwardly after aerial technique. Wire can pull too tightly across body.||Protective Padding under harness, Adequate padded mats around landing area. Ensure harness fitted correctly. Gloves for rope pullers.||Lock off rope to keep spreader bar above head height.|
|Motorcycling||U||Motorcycling can be hazardous when falling off or driving into obstacles.||All training should be graduated. Practice on soft ground. Wear helmet, protective armour and knee pads.|
One rider per instructor.
|Maintain Bike regularly. Correct fitting protective wear.|
|Driving||VU||Driver may loose control and slide off the track or hit an obstacle.||Training to be graduated. A driver to perform only what is instructed. Seatbelts always to be worn.||Skidpan to be well maintained. Cars to be in good condition, check tyres, steering and brakes.|
|Fireburns||VU||Performer could be burned if exposed to flame, or in the heat too long.||All skin to be covered with fire retardant clothing. Correct safety procedures followed. Never breathe while head engulfed in flames. Don’t burn more than 30 secs.||Safety team & performer to rehearse thoroughly before burns. 3 methods of
extinguishing as backups.
|Car Hits||U||Performer could hit the car wrongly or land awkwardly, causing injury. Could slide legs|
under car when coming off bonnet.
|Practice on stationary car until technique correct. Adequate protective padding to be worn. Land on feet before tumbling away from car.||Driver to stick to slow and constant speeds. Performer to only try car hits when confident.|
|Stair Falls||U||Performer could hit head while tumbling down stair. Possible to get legs stuck outside stairs while falling.||Full protective pads to be worn for rehearsals. Correct technique practiced gradually. Pad stairs when possible.||Safety people along side rails to stop legs protruding during falls.|
|High Diving||L||Landing awkwardly causing back injury, ear perforation or bruising.||Correct technique taught at graduated heights. Wetsuits worn when possible.||Only progress to higher platform when technique correct from lower height.|
|Trampolining||L||Landing awkwardly causing injury. Bouncing off trampoline when landing badly.||Correct technique taught with graduated difficulty. Use throw mat when possible for landing when learning new skills.||Practice technique into foam pit when possible. Spotters around tramp for safety.|
|High Ropes||VU||Failure of equipment may cause a fall.||Ensure harnesses re-fitted correctly. Double check attachments and harness. Rehearse belay safety.||Regular maintenance of cables, ropes and attachments.|
|Ratchets||U||Person being ratcheted can land awkwardly causing injury.||Rehearse with power being graduated. Protective padding worn.|
when possible. Landing
area padded when
|Adjust pick point for required aerial travel.|
|Window Penetrations||VU||Trainee may hit head or body parts on window or edges, causing injury.||Breakaway window tested for functionality. Correct technique taught to protect head and body.||Landing mats used when possible. Maintain breakaway window regularly.|