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Introduction to Risk Assessment for Production Activities 

Introduction to Risk Assessment for Production Activities (Performing Arts)


Risk assessment is an on-going process that evaluates risks from hazards that may arise along the production process, it is an important component of overall health and safety risk management. This course introduces the idea of risk assessment in the context of performing art productions.


Indicative contents:

- Concept of health and safety risk management and its process

- Definition of hazards and risks

- Common hazards and risk

- Risk matrix

- Risk evaluation

- Concept of Hierarchy of control

- Risk assessment processes along the production process

- Review of cases


29 June 2024 (Sat)


2 pm - 5 pm 




Cantonese with English Materials




Cheung Man-lai

Cheung Man-lai is a Lecturer in Technical Direction. He specialises in stage technology, technical direction for productions, venue operations, and workplace health and safety.


He holds a BFA in Theatre and Entertainment Arts from the HKAPA, a Prof. Dip. in Occupational Safety and Health from the SCE of HKBU, and an Executive Cert. in Applied Psychology from HKUSPACE.


German is continually honing his craft by obtaining professional training at institutions such as the Association of British Theatre Technicians, Artek Formations, and Total Trainings. Collaborating with his colleagues, he translated the ICoPER, the International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging, into traditional Chinese to propagate and share best practices.


German’s current focus is on automation, applying new technologies, sustainable practices, and cultivating a healthy and safe culture in theatre-making. He is currently a technical member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and a member of the Association of British Theatre Technicians.

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