Pendulum Waves

Useful information
Kit List: 

The piece of wood with all the washers hanging off of it.
Another long pole to set it off

Frequency of use: 

Different length pendulums swing at different frequencies - see pattern of waves develop as they come in and out of phase with each other.

Risk Assessment
Date risk assesment last checked: 
Wed, 05/02/2020
Risk assesment checked by: 
Andrew Sellek
Date risk assesment double checked: 
Wed, 05/02/2020
Risk assesment double-checked by: 
Beatrix Huissoon
Risk Assessment: 
Hazard Risk Affected Person(s) Likelihood Severity Overall Mitigation Likelihood Severity Overall
Pendulum support Pendulum support bar is a large piece of wood and could hurt if dropped on a foot All 3 2 6 Set up with stable supports. Tape ends to table so it won't slide 2 2 4
Washers Finger trapping All 2 3 6 Encourage people not to stick their fingers in the washers lest they get stuck 1 3 3
Splinters Wooden splinters from pole used to set it going, or support bar All 2 3 6 Demonstrator to visually inspect equipment before use 1 3 3