Risk Assessment and Safety Practices

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 an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

RISK OF INJURY RATING (VL) Very Likley (L) Likley (U) Unikley (VU) Very Unlikley
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 rate.
ABSEILING 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 possible. 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.
NINJA OBSTACLE COURSE U Landing on shoulder. Landing on head and neck. Twisting ankle. Teaching correct technique should prevent injuries. Slow progression where possible. Proper padded mats where necessary. Spotting / assisting with balance and climbing if needed.

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