Activity / Process / Operation:

Taking photographs of people/clients on location during COVID-19 pandemic, in light of the increased risk to persons whilst working.

Identify the hazards (anything that can cause harm):

1. Person to person contact

Who might be harmed and how?

1. Member of public/client could be at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19, putting them at risk of serious illness.

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What measures are in place to reduce the risk?

1. Photographer has referred closely to government guidance including but not exhaustively:

2. Photographer to maintain high levels of hygiene. 
– Photographer to wash hands frequently following government guidelines
– No handshaking

3. Photographer to maintain high levels of personal hygiene, including hand washing, at all times and to be alert of possible hygiene issues.

4. Photographer and client to maintain social distancing in line with government guidance. Photographer to achieve this by stepping back or out of the path of client. Photographer and client to be alert to social distancing guidance and take personal responsibility for maintaining their own distance.

6. Client to maintain personal responsibility for their own hygiene practices inline with government ‘stay alert’ guidance:
– Washing hands/using hand sanitiser
– Avoiding touching their face

7. Photographer to wear a face covering when inside as per government guidelines.

8. Payment by card payment via

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What further action is needed to reduce the risk? (State actions)


Please note that although the photographer has put in place safeguards to minimise the risk of a client contracting COVID-19, it is not possible to eradicate the risk completely. Therefore, the client takes responsibility for their own personal health and safety and must make a personal risk assessment in order to identify whether they deem the residual risk to be too high.

In this risk assessment, the client should take in to account their own individual vulnerabilities, including whether they are within one of the ‘at risk’ categories as identified in government guidance.


Name of Assessor: Lewis Duncan
Job Title: Photographer / Director
Date of Assessment: 11th September, 2020