Standard DJ Setup and Operation Risk Assessment
Equipment Installation

Potential Hazard

Manual handling injuries

Who is a risk

DJ

Risk Rating

Low

Preventative measures

Only equipment designed to be transported by
one person is used. Members of public will not
be allowed to move equipment. Use of mechanical aids (trolleys) for heavier items.

Potential Hazard

Trip hazard from cabling

Who is a risk

DJ

Risk Rating

Low

Preventative measures

The public will not be present during setup, extra care must be taken to be aware of cabling runs.

Cables across walkways and public areas to be taped down as soon as possible after installation.

Objects falling from height

Potential Hazard

DJ

Who is a risk

Low

Risk Rating

Audio and lighting will be visually inspected at every event before being placed on the stands. Stands will be placed as far away from the public as possible, next to walls or in corners of the room.

Preventative measures

During the event (Equipment in use)

Trip hazard from cables

Potential Hazard

DJ, Guests, Venue staff

Who is a risk

Low

Risk Rating

Set up equipment in a fashion that minimises the need for cables to run across public areas.

Securely tape down cables to the floor across walkways or in public areas.

Preventative measures

Electrocution from DJ equipment

Potential Hazard

DJ, Guests, Venue staff

Who is a risk

Low

Risk Rating

Equipment inspected as set up at each event. Electrical equipment PAT tested every year. Items immediately replaced if any faults develop.

Preventative measures

Potential Hazard

Objects falling from height

Who is a risk

DJ, Guests, Venue staff

Risk Rating

Low

Preventative measures

Lighting effects secured to stands and visually inspected on installation. Equipment stands not to be placed in public walkways and as far away from the public as possible.

Potential Hazard

Trip hazard from floor standing equipment

Who is a risk

DJ, Guests, Venue staff

Risk Rating

Low

Preventative measures

Equipment stands will be placed as far away from the public as possible, next to walls or in corners to reduce risk.

Potential Hazard

Hearing damage from high sound pressure levels

DJ, Guests, Venue staff

Who is a risk

Low

Risk Rating

Volume levels to be monitored throughout the event. Higher volumes used for shorter periods of time during the performance. DJ to walk out onto the dance floor and around the venue to check sound levels in all areas. If DJ booth has to be positioned close to the speaks hearing protection will be worn of the DJ. 

Preventative measures

De-Rig

Potential Hazard

Manual handling injuries

Who is a risk

DJ

Risk Rating

Low

Preventative measures

Only equipment designed to be transported byone person is used. Members of public will notbe allowed to move equipment. Use of mechanical aids (trolleys) for heavier items.

Potential Hazard

Trip hazard from cabling

Who is a risk

DJ

Risk Rating

Low

Preventative measures

The public will not be present during de-rig, extra care must be taken to be aware of cabling runs.

Cables to be removed as soon as possible. 

Objects falling from height

Potential Hazard

DJ

Who is a risk

Low

Risk Rating

Extra care will be taken when lowering stands with equipment on.

Preventative measures