9.0 Studio Health & Safety Assessment

  • Tripping: - Camera Stand, Props, Tri-pods. Ensure the lights/fittings are secure on the stands and that there is sufficient space for everyone to move around without a tripping/collision hazard.
  • Bumps: Hanging Lights, Soft Boxes / Wafers
  • Electricity: Most of the cables are wired upwards and do not cause risk of tripping
  • Light: Flashlight is very strong and can damage the eyes, photographers, helpers & models should avoid unnecessary exposure to flash photography.

    Covers need to be removed before switching on the flash lamps and f
    ittings should be attached prior to the lamps heating up.

    When closing down never lay cables or anything else over hot lamps (allow them to cool first).

    Turn the lights down to there lowest setting and then discharge the power before switching off.
  • Darkness: The low light in the studio presents a hazard in itself. Various props, wires, camera stands are less evident in the dark. When using the studio users should not rely on their usual senses. Extra attention needs to be paid, taking an extra look around before making movements, taking notice of where things are.
  • Heat: The flashlights become incredibly hot and could cause severe burns. They should never be handled.
  • Cables should always be laid where they do not create a hazard. Where this cannot be done gaffer tape should be used to secure them to the floor/walls.
  • At the end of a session all equipment should be safely removed to the edges of the studio.
  • Never leave the studio unattended.


  1. Hi
    Look at the health and safety at work act or talk to jim as he is the health and safety officer for the college.


  2. Hi
    Health and safety blog entry 9 as regards studio photography.This clearly meets the criteria for C4.


  3. Hi,
    Not in depth enough to achieve this criteria.D3
    The health and safety needs to be written about in context of practical photography.


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