RISK ASSESSMENTS: Lockerbrook farm Outdoor Centre

 
RISK ASSESSMENTS:
All accidents, near misses and incidents are recorded and appropriate action undertaken as required.

ACTIVITY
1. Caving and Mine/Underground Exploration - Generic Risk Assessment-
2. Caving site specific (Devonshire Mine)
3. Caving site specific (Pooles Cavern)
4. Caving site specific (Peak Cavern – tourist trip to Far Sump)
5. Caving site specific (Carlswark Cavern – Upper Series via Gin Entrance only)
6. Caving site specific (Bagshawe Cavern)
7. Caving site specific (Giants to Boss Aven and Upper West/East series)
8. Caving site specific (Horseshoe/Suicide Cave)
9. Caving site specific Holme Bank Chert Mine
10. Climbing/Abseil/ Rock hopping/Weaseling/Bouldering– Generic Hazard
11. Climb/abseil site specific Lockerbrook Climbing wall
12. Climb site specific Crate Stack
13. Climb/abseil -Site Specific - Using public indoor climbing walls
14. Climb/abseil Site Specific - Millers Dale Bridge
15. Stoney Middleton ‘Cave n Crag’ Activity
16. Gorge/Stream scrambles
17. Local Walks – Shadowed within sight or Accompanied – Generic Hazards
18. Remote Walks - Shadowed within sight or Accompanied – Generic Hazards
19. Remotely supervised walks / Duke of Edinburgh Training /assessing
20. Overnight Camping/Camp cooking/Bivouacing
21. Paddling and swimming in shallow and/or deep pools - Haggwater Bridge paddling/ Slippery Stones/ Plunge pools in Blackden Brook/ Fairbrook)
22. Evasion Hike
23. Orienteering
24. Cooperative Team Challenges and Environmental Activities
25 Cycling (inc. Derwent Valley)
26. Nightline/Shelter Building
27. Town/Village visits
28. Conservation
29. Field Studies – on/off site
30. Swimming in Local Public Pool
31. Canoeing
1st version Reviewed and amended by Aidan Jones. Technical Advisers: Phil Baker and Dan Crawford.
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                           ACTIVITY       1. Caving and Mine/Underground Exploration - Generic Risk Assessment- page 1 of 2

HAZARD        RISK         PEOPLE AT CONTROL MEASURES                                                             COMMENTS/                    RESIDUAL FUTUREA
                           RISK                                                                                   ACTIONS                      RISK     CTION
                                                                                                                                               RATING
Avoidable       Disabling or Participants  Leader holds current BCA award. LCMLA holder use specific             Written site specific risk   Low
objective       fatal injury /staff         venues as listed on their award.                                      assessment (and
dangers                                    Venues used approved by Local Cave Leader Training Panel and          operating procedures if
/unsuitable                                 monitored by PICA (Peak Instructed Cave Affiliation) Mine venues      appropriate)
route for                                   are regularly inspected by PICA to check on stability and safety of
ability of                                  approved routes. Any new hazard spotted will be immediately
group                                       reported to PICA and use of the venue suspended if necessary.
                                           Leader has up to date local knowledge/advice on cave/mine from
                                            PICA /Derbyshire Cave Association etc.) or CIC holders. Route
                                            has been specifically risk assessed and the leader will have the
                                            venue on their list of approved caves/mines as part of their Local
                                            Cave and Mine Leader Assessment (LCMLA) logbook page
                                            (unless CIC holder).
                                           Leader to continually assesses risk during activity
                                           Ability/experience of group taken into account
Fall from       Disabling or Participants  Leader and other adults understand how to ‘spot’ participants                                      Low
height,         fatal injury /staff         appropriately
objects falling                            Leader uses ropes as trained
from above,                                Participants involved in spotting are trained appropriately
holes in floor,
trips and slips
                                           Group size and ratios suitable for venue
                                           Helmets and suitable footwear worn
                                           Proper briefing of participants, behaviour monitored and vigilance
                                            of all staff during activity

Flooding      Drowning   Participants/  Knowledge of system                                                                                   Low
                         staff          Observation of weather several days before trip and forecast on
                                         the day
Pollution   Illness      Participants  Leader to brief participants appropriately and when deemed                                             Low
Slow moving (Radon,      /Staff          necessary                                                                Information to parents
water       Weil’s                      Parents sent information if appropriate for sites used.
            disease etc)                Participants to inform staff of any cuts and if deemed necessary,
                                         covered before trip.
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ACTIVITY 1 (continued) Caving and Mine/Underground Exploration - Generic Risk Assessment- Page 2 of 2

HAZARD         RISK         PEOPLE AT CONTROL MEASURES                                                 COMMENTS/                            RESIDUAL FUTURE
                            RISK                                                                       ACTIONS                              RISK     ACTION
                                                                                                                                            RATING
Deep water, Drowning        Participants  Use of appropriate caves/mines to ability of group          Generally not advisable to enter Low
flooded                     /staff        Briefing of group (e.g. near sumps)                         deep water with groups.
passages                                  Suitable equipment/clothing/emergency equipment             Unusually may be appropriate for
                                                                                                       small group with prior caving
                                          Avoid entering /diving any sumps                            experience to wade deep water –
                                                                                                       seek advice from CIC holder
Cold           Disabling or Participants ·   Adequate protective clothing and equipment                Kit list to participants /parents; kit Low
temperature    fatal injury /staff       ·   Check weather forecast/account of surface water           checked before departure
s (including                                 temperature if active stream cave
surface                                  ·   Ability to change plans if weather inappropriate
hazard)
Illness or  Disabling or Participants  Group leader first aid trained                                 Medical information is sent to       Low
injury      fatal injury or /staff       · Information about existing medical conditions known by      participants/parents and made
            illness                         staff                                                      available to centre staff
                                         · Accident/emergency procedures known by leaders
                                         · First aid equipment carried by party                        Medication carried
Mud in eyes Eye injury      Participants  Participants briefed not to throw or splash mud/muddy
                            /staff         water.
                                          Eyewash and eyepads carried if required
Bad Air     Death/ Injury All            • PICA monitoring of CO2 in systems with potential risk.      act on advice coming from PICA Low
                                         • Instructors made aware of issues and RA continually.
Traffic        Injury       Participants • Participants briefed about traffic hazards (car parks and                                        Low
hazard                      /staff          roads) and supervised appropriately
Pollution      Illness      Participants • Provision of gloves/protective clothing                     information given to leaders         Low
illness                     /staff       • ensure all wash hands before eating                         about Weils disease and
                                                                                                       Toxocariasis

Date of assessment: Dec 2018         Completed by Aidan Jones         Next Assessment due Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 2. Caving / Mine site specific (Devonshire Mine)

 HAZARD/        RISK    PERSONS AT                   CONTROL MEASURES                      COMMENTS - ACTIONS RESIDUAL    FUTURE
 ACTIVITY                  RISK                                                                                 RISK      ACTION
                                                                                                               RATING
As for
generic plus:
Dust in eyes Injury    All           Brief group not to throw dust. Carry water in pack.   PICA checks for mines    Low
                                                                                           held and route adhered
                                                                                           to.

Date of assessment: Dec 2018 Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker     Next assessment due:           Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 3. Caving site specific (Pooles Cavern -show cave )

  HAZARD/         RISK    PERSONS                    CONTROL MEASURES                      COMMENTS - ACTIONS        RESIDUAL     FUTURE
  ACTIVITY                 AT RISK                                                                                  RISK RATING   ACTION

As for
generic plus:
Steps on      Injury     Wheelchair • Appropriate participant/staff ratios: Use of enough Consider suitability of      Low
path                     users/ staff   and experienced helpers to handle/lift chair and chair (s)
                         helpers/       chair users and also supervise the needs of other
                         general        participants
                         public       • Use of slings on chair to assist if deemed
                                        necessary
                                      • Good supervision and clear instruction

Date of assessment: Dec 2018 Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker     Next assessment due:           Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 4. Caving – Site Specific (Peak Cavern –beyond show cave – ‘ tourist route’ to Far Sump)
                                                                                                                                 RESIDUAL FUTURE
  HAZARD/          RISK       PERSONS AT                   CONTROL MEASURES                           COMMENTS - ACTIONS           RISK   ACTION
  ACTIVITY                       RISK                                                                                             RATING

As for generic
risk
assessment
plus:
flooding       Entrapment    All           • Consider prior weather and current water levels.        Consider needs, abilities
                                           • Be aware of the flood patterns and ‘safe areas’ in      and previous experience
                                             Peak.                                                   of participants before        Low
                                           • Obtain local forecast and check water level at ‘step’   considering using this
                                             by Gooselane bridge.                                    venue.
                                           • Participants use suitable warm clothing

Cold Injury   Illness/ death All           • Monitor participants behaviour, be aware of                                           Low
                                             immersion early in trip
                                           • Thermal clothing worn by participants
                                           • Take emergency bag containing flasks hot drink
                                             and emergency food, shelter etc.
Ladder at     Injury         All           Rope for descent/ascent                                                                 Low
Surprise View
Drowning      Death          All           Do not enter sumps (including Lake Sump)                                                Low

Boulder piles Injury         All           Careful spotting/movement over piles at Picnic Dig                                      Low
→falls                                     area.

Date of assessment: Dec 2018 Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker     Next assessment due:              Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 5. Caving / Mine Site Specific (Carlswark Cavern – Upper Series via Gin Entrance only)

                                                                                                                            RESIDUAL FUTURE
    HAZARD/          RISK      PERSONS AT                   CONTROL MEASURES                      COMMENTS - ACTIONS          RISK   ACTION
    ACTIVITY                      RISK                                                                                       RATING
As for generic                                                                                     Refer to latest PICA
risk assessment                                                                                   mines inspection report
plus:
Falling – area
near Gin
entrance          Falling     All           Leadership – thorough brief/group control                                         Low

Gin entrance      Falling     All           Leader to demonstrate method used to climb down                                   Low
                                            entrance series spotting students appropriately.

Falling rock –   Injury       All           Leadership – thorough brief of group not to disturb                               Low
stacked deads at
entrance and on
right in passage
Flooding – Big    Cold Injury All           If water to depth of inlaid piping do not proceed                                 Low
Dig Area          Drown

Date of assessment: Dec 2018 Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker     Next assessment due:                Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 6. Caving / Mine – Site Specific (Bagshawe Cavern)

                                                                                                                            RESIDUAL   FUTURE
   HAZARD/         RISK         PERSONS AT             CONTROL MEASURES                    COMMENTS - ACTIONS                 RISK     ACTION
   ACTIVITY                        RISK                                                                                      RATING

As for generic                                                                             Refer to latest PICA mines
risk                                                                                           inspection report
assessment
plus:
flooding       Entrapment       All          Be aware of specific flooding pattern –
                                             water levels at Dungeon and prior
                                             conditions/forecast                                                              Low

Collapse,     injury /death     All          Only use approved group routes              Monitor any signs of                 Low
instability                                  according to PICA recommendations.          movement in crawl at ‘cave
                                             (Group use is restricted to certain areas   of worms’.
                                             by wish of owner - see Bagshawe             See Eldon Pothole Club
                                             Conservation Audit.)                        website for John Taylor’s
                                                                                         Conservation Audit
Bad air       Death /injury All              DCA monitor CO2 levels and alert PICA       Instructors to ask for current       low
                                             and cave users if required. Instructors     updates and act on advice
                                             aware of issue and RA continually           from PICA if alerted

Date of assessment: Dec 2018          Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker               Next assessment due:       Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 7. Caving Site Specific (Giants to Boss Aven and Upper West/East series)

                                                                                                       RESIDUAL FUTURE
    HAZARD/         RISK        PERSONS AT             CONTROL MEASURES           COMMENTS - ACTIONS     RISK   ACTION
    ACTIVITY                       RISK                                                                 RATING

As for generic
risk assessment
plus:

Dry stone         Slip     All               Keep to path/leadership                                   Low
walling/barbed
wire
Descent path      Slip     All               Leadership – care in wet                                  Low

Ascent to Upper Falling    All               Lifeline on ascent and descent                            Low
Series                                       Spot past drop.
                                             Appropriate use of assistants.

Date of assessment: Dec 2018       Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker            Next assessment due:          Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 8. Caving – Site Specific (Horseshoe/Suicide Cave)

                                                                                                                        RESIDUAL FUTURE
 HAZARD/         RISK     PERSONS AT                 CONTROL MEASURES                        COMMENTS - ACTIONS           RISK   ACTION
 ACTIVITY                    RISK                                                                                        RATING
As for
generic risk
assessment
plus:
Illness      Illness    Staff          Clear litter periodically/warn group/wear        Take litter bags on trips       Low
through                 Pupils         gloves/lead through entrance sections/cover open
pollution                              cuts

Shafts/drops Falling    Pupils          do not proceed to top of first boulder slope                                   Low
                        Staff             (familiarisation/good leadership and training)
                                        safeguard group around shaft in floor
                                          (familiarisation/good leadership)
                                        safeguard group in oxbow passage
                                          (familiarisation/good leadership)
Rock         Injury     Staff          Observe/report changes in jammed boulders           * Currently- no use beyond   Low
collapse                Pupils         (familiarisation with cave)                         bottom of first pitch/rock
                                                                                           slope and entrance link
                                                                                           passage due to possible
                                                                                           instability

Date of assessment: Dec 2018 Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker     Next assessment due:          Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 9. Caving / Mine- Site Specific - Holme Bank Chert Mine

                                                                                                       RESIDUAL        FUTURE
  HAZARD/          RISK       PERSONS AT           CONTROL MEASURES                COMMENTS - ACTIONS RISK RATING      ACTION
  ACTIVITY                       RISK
As for generic                                                                     Refer to latest PICA
risk                                                                               mines inspection report
assessment
plus:
Stope collapse   Injury     All            Do not go beneath undermined stopes at Use only current PICA      Low
at ‘working      death                     ‘working face’                         mines inspection route .
face’
Old machinery    Injury/dea all            Good group briefing/control             As above                  Low-med
/pipework        th

Date of assessment: Dec 2018 Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker     Next assessment due:              Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 10. Climbing/Abseil/ Rock hopping/Weaseling/Bouldering– Generic Hazards. Page 1 of 2

    HAZARD            RISK        PEOPLE AT                         CONTROL MEASURES                                       COMMENTS/            RESIDUAL     FUTURE
                                    RISK                                                                                    ACTIONS            RISK RATING   ACTION

General          Various         all           • Suitably qualified & experienced instructor SPA (includes First Aid) Codes of Practice        Low
                 injuries                      • Clear briefings & supervision                                        See also specific site
                                                                                                                      risk assessments
                                               • Participant: staff ratios appropriate for groups’ needs and venue
                                                 selected

Avoidable        Disabling or    Participants, • Choice of venue is suitable for ability and nature of group                                   Low
objective        fatal injury    staff         • instructor is experienced and/or has knowledge of the
dangers/                                         venue and its suitability for the session
unsuitable
location for
ability of group
Equipment        Disabling or    Participants,  Regular checks/before use checks/regular replacement Codes of Practice. Low
failure          fatal injury    staff           cycles and logs maintained in accordance to BMC UIAA Equipment log file
/inappropriate                                   recommendations
use of equipment                                Qualified supervision as above
                                                Instruction/monitoring us of equipment
Fall from height, Disabling or   Participants,  Qualified supervision as above, instructors working                     Low
objects falling   fatal injury   staff, other    within remit of qualification and own capabilities.
from above, trips                people at      Group size and ratios suitable. Appropriate specialist
and slips                        venue           climbing equipment used (ropes, helmets, harnesses
                                                 etc)
                                                Spotting by leader/ brief to pupils
                                                Proper briefing of participants, behaviour monitored and
                                                 managed appropriately, vigilance of all staff during
                                                 activity
                                                Helmets worn whilst at base of rock face as well as
                                                 whilst climbing/scrambling/abseiling

Date of assessment: Dec 2018           Completed by Aidan Jones           Technical Advisor: Phil Baker                              Next assessment due:      Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 10. Climbing/Abseil/ Rock hopping/Weaseling/Bouldering– Generic Hazards                       Page 2 of 2
    HAZARD              RISK      PEOPLE AT                    CONTROL MEASURES                          COMMENTS/         RESIDUAL     FUTURE
                                    RISK                                                                  ACTIONS         RISK RATING   ACTION

Entrapment       getting         Participants, • instructor to have prior knowledge/experience of                         Low
when             stuck/          staff           venue and the suitability for access of holes/gaps,
weaselling/going panicking                       etc.
between rocks/in
holes

Exposure to       Disabling or Participants,  Adequate protective clothing and equipment worn       Kit list to      Low
environment -     fatal injury staff           by staff/participants                                 participants/
heat, cold, rain,                             Check weather forecast                                parents; kit
wind, etc                                     Ability to change plans if weather inappropriate      checked before
                                                                                                     departure
Illness or injury   Disabling or Participants,    Group leader first aid trained                    Medical consent Low
                    fatal injury or staff         For offsite venues mobile phone carried and venue forms sent to
                    illness                        and eta left at centre                            and filled in by
                                                  Information about existing medical conditions     participants
                                                   known by staff                                    /parents
                                                  Accident/emergency procedures known by leaders Obtained and
                                                  First aid equipment carried/ available for use    viewed before
                                                                                                     commencing
                                                                                                     activity
Pollution/          illness      Participants,    Pupils briefed re hygiene,                                         low
infection                        staff            Avoid polluted areas

Traffic car parks Injury/death all             Staff/participants briefed and supervised where                           Low
and roads                                       necessary

Date of assessment: Dec 2018 Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker     Next assessment due:                 Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 11. Climb/abseil - Site Specific - Lockerbrook Climbing wall

                                                                                                                       RESIDUAL     FUTURE
    HAZARD/              RISK    PERSONS AT RISK              CONTROL MEASURES                    COMMENTS -          RISK RATING   ACTION
    ACTIVITY                                                                                       ACTIONS

As for generic
climb/Abseil risk
assessment
plus:

Equipment           Injury      Participants/        Leader checks technical kit before/during Annual anchor             Low
failure                         Staff                and after use.                            testing carried out
anchor/krab.                                                                                   and report made
loose climbing                                       Anchor krabs are visually checked termly by approved/
holds                                                                                          certified person
                                                     Annual anchor/bolt load testing done by
                                                     approved person                           Structural report of
                                                                                               building regards
                                                     Holds tightened when loose                anchors required
                                                                                               as per
                                                                                               recommendation
                                                                                               from structural
                                                                                               engineer (every 5
                                                                                               years. Next one
                                                                                               due 2022/2023)
window glass        injury      participants/staff   Ensure wooden boards are placed over                                Low
breakage                                             windows before start of session.

Date of assessment: Dec 2018 Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker     Next assessment due:              Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 12. Climbing - Site Specific - Lockerbrook Crate Stack
HAZARD/           RISK      PERSONS       CONTROL MEASURES                                 COMMENTS - ACTIONS                 RESIDUAL FUTURE
ACTIVITY                    AT RISK                                                                                          RISK RATING ACTION
As for generic                                                                             Site specific training given to      Low
climb/Abseil risk                                                                          staff new to venue
assessment
plus:
Equipment          Injury   Participants/ Regular visual termly checks and                 Site inspected by external           Low
failure                     Staff         before/during use checks.                        auditor for safety of venue on
Tree, anchors,                                                                             annual basis or when and if
wires /maillons                                                                            deemed necessary
Falling off/       Injury   All / visitors •   Regular checks and maintenance of           New planks and supporting            Low
through platform/                              platform structure                          horizontal struts fitted on
Falling off crates                        •    Participants briefed about platform hazards Platform Dec 2017.
                                               and leader to monitor and make              Remaining structure good.
Crates falling                                 recommendations for safe usage when and
                                               if appropriate
                                          •    Brief for safe use of ‘hook and use only if
                                               group is deemed safe to use it and/or adult
                                               is present to supervise its use
                                          •    Maintain vigilance of other centre users in
                                               vicinity. Use ‘boundary’ rope if necessary.

Improper use of injury      participants/ •Ensure indirect belay methods used at belay                                          Low
belay                       staff         point
                                          •Instructors ensure safe belay practice

Date of assessment: Dec 2018 Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker     Next assessment due:                  Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 13. Climb/abseil -Site Specific - Using public indoor climbing walls

      HAZARD               RISK          PEOPLE AT                   CONTROL MEASURES                      COMMENTS/           RESIDUAL   FUTURE
                                           RISK                                                             ACTIONS              RISK     ACTION
                                                                                                                                RATING
As for generic
climb/Abseil risk
assessment plus:
Use of unsuitable      Disabling or   Participants, staff   · Location is known to and specifically     Warm up activities or Low
part of facility for   fatal injury                           assessed by leader                        easy routes/problems
ability of group                                            · Progression appropriate to group and part prior to more difficult
                                                              of session                                routes or powerful
                                                                                                        problems
participants          anxiety, injury participants         · Participants made familiar with venue Assistants briefed           Low
wandering                                                    and facilities                               appropriately with
off/getting lost/left                                      · Participants suitably                        regard to supervision
alone                                                        managed/supervised appropriately for
                                                             the venue and group
Bouldering areas – Disabling or       Participants, staff, · Participants briefed about site and activity                       Low
walking beneath       fatal injury    other people at         dangers
sections where others                 venue                 · Particular areas of potential danger
are climbing                                                  highlighted – made out-of-bounds except
                                                              when specifically supervised
                                                            · High level of vigilance maintained

Date of assessment: Dec 2018 Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker     Next assessment due:                      Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 14 Climb/abseil Site Specific - Millers Dale Bridge

                                                                                                                                 RESIDUAL FUTURE
    HAZARD/              RISK     PERSONS                          CONTROL MEASURES                                  COMMENTS - RISK RATING ACTION
    ACTIVITY                       AT RISK                                                                            ACTIONS
As for generic                                                                                                       See codes of
climb /abseil risk                                                                                                   practice
assessment plus:
Risk of falling due Falling     All          ·   Only those with previous experience of using the gate to use it.    Advise that
to wheel chair                               ·   Minimise time that gate is open. Ensure that gate is locked if      have 2 trained/
gate being open                                  left unattended during the activity.                                experienced
                                             ·   Ensure that a safe area is maintained around the gate when it       people at top
                                                 is open                                                             whilst                  Low
                                             ·   Appropriate protection for instructors near edge of bridge          operating gate
                                             ·   Be aware of dogs on the bridge when gate is open
                                             ·   Ensure that the gate is locked when leaving the site                Instructor
                                                                                                                     induction
                                                                                                                     training
Risk of injury to Cuts/ bruises/ Abseiler    ·   Good & clear instruction                                            required if not         Low
                                                                                                                     familiar with
abseiler on edge grazes                      ·   For more vulnerable users consider ‘pulling’ participant away
of bridge.                                                                                                           gate
                                                 from brickwork edge
collision with      injury      all          ·   Group management on awareness of other user groups etc,                                     Low
cyclists/walkers                                 (e.g. ensure group stay near to ‘abseil side’ of bridge to avoid
                                                 cyclists, and keep off steps/path – use view platform instead)
High river levels   Injuries    All and      ·   check river levels, If high consider not using abseil over river    Avoid using       Low
river bank edge/    drowning    general      ·   brief group and leaders about steps & river hazard and to           site over river
Steps/              Hypothermia public           refrain them from walking/standing on the path & near the river     if assisting
falling down                                 ·   Ensure another experienced adult is at the bottom to assist         adult has had
                                                 abseiler to bank                                                    no previous
                                             ·   Consider using quick release knot for rope at bottom / /knife, if   experience
                                                 deemed necessary to release rope from bank                          using it

Date of assessment: Dec 2018 Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker     Next assessment due:                   Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 15. Stoney Middleton ‘Cave n Crag’ Activity

   HAZARD/ ACTIVITY           RISK        PERSONS               CONTROL MEASURES                    COMMENTS - ACTIONS RESIDUAL      FUTURE
                                           AT RISK                                                                    RISK RATING    ACTION

As for generic                                          have regard for nature of the group, any Staff induction training
climb/Abseil risk                                       pre-existing medical conditions, and        required if using new
assessment and cave                                     continually risk assess throughout activity sites
generic risk assessment
plus:
unsuitability of          injury         All          • Qualified instructor Level 1 cave and SPA                              Low
activity/venue                                        • instructor to be familiar with sites      Site visit necessary
                                                      • Ratio (instructor:student) suitable for   before activity
                                                        instructor to monitor and safeguard group

Loose rock (Keyhole)      Injury         All          Check for movement of jammed block in                                    Low
                                                      entrance                                      Refer to PICA mines
Loose rock above          Injury         Participants Provision to participants/staff of safety     inspection reports         Low
                                         and staff    equipment (helmets)                           /updates
Movement in exposed       Falling        Participants Supervision by qualified/experienced staff/                              Low
situations                               and staff    appropriate induction/provision of safety
                                                      equipment and first aid
                                                      equipment/communications carried
Movement in enclosed      Injury/panic   Participants • Appropriate briefing to group                                          Low
spaces                                   and staff    • awareness of participants medical/size
                                                      • provision of safety equipment
Low or no natural light   injury/panic   All          • use of headtorches /lighting where                                     Low
                                                        appropriate

Date of assessment: Dec 2018 Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker     Next assessment due:                    Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 16 Gorge/Stream scrambles
HAZARD       RISK        PERSONS CONTROL MEASURES                                                                         COMMENTS /ACTIONS RESIDUAL FUTURE
                         AT RISK                                                                                                            RISK     ACTION
                                                                                                                                            RATING
General      Various     all           •   Suitably qualified (inc First Aid) & experienced instructor                    • See Codes of Practice          Low
             injuries                  •   Leaders required to be familiar with site                                      •
                                       •   Venue and eta arranged at centre before departure                              • Instructors induction training
                                       •   Participant:staff ratios appropriate for group and prevailing conditions and       with new sites
                                           venue                                                                          •
                                       •   Clear briefings & supervision                                                  •
Extreme        Cold injury, Participants,  Seasonal (usually April – October) activity                                                                  Low
weather,       death        staff          consideration of forecast and prevailing conditions on day
cold water                                 suitable clothing and equipment
                                           dry spare clothing and emergency equipment available
Deep and/or Drowning, Participants,  Each stream must be individually risk assessed by leader on day.                    See Codes of Practice   Low
fast flowing injury         staff          Leader should be confident in individuals and group abilities and             (see also guidance from
water                                       activity adapted to suit their needs.                                         HSE/AAIAC combined
                                           Leader to use non contact rescue method/- throw line/sling/pole if            water/rock activities)
                                            when and where appropriate.
                                                                                                                          Ongoing risk assessment
                                           Weather forecast obtained and leader makes decision whether or                by leader at start and
                                            not to proceed or adapt activity on basis of weather forecast,
                                                                                                                          during activity
                                            strength of water, conditions on day
Falls, falling injury       Participants,  Close supervision by experienced staff                                                                       Low
rocks, cliffs               staff          safeguard participants in appropriate manner. Use rope if
                                            appropriate
Water          Infection, Participants,  Avoid if possible swallowing water                                              information supplied to        Low
Quality        illness      staff          wash hands before eating                                                      staff on Weils disease
Pollution                                  check possible sources of pollution en route and avoid when
                                            necessary
                                           Participants to inform staff of cuts and if necessary cover wounds
Traffic        Injury       All           • Supervisors on road crossings                                                                                Low
Hazard         /death

Date of assessment: Dec 2018          Completed by Aidan Jones
 Technical Advisor: Phil Baker             Next assessment due: Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 17 Local Walks within 30mins of help and below height of 600m – Accompanied/Shadowed within Sight – Generic Hazards
Page 1 of 1
HAZARD      RISK           PERSONS CONTROL MEASURES                                                            COMMENTS/                         RES. RISK FUTURE
                           AT RISK                                                                             ACTIONS                           RATING ACTION
General     Various        all    • Leader qualified (HML/WGL or ML summer or equivalent) or                   Code of Practice applies          Low
            injuries,                 experienced in walking in that terrain and in weather conditions
            illnesses                 prevailing at the time                                                   Induction and guidance offered
                                  •   Leader familiar with leading groups of people walking                    as appropriate for staff new to
                                                                                                               local walking venues.
                                  •   Leader First Aid qualified
                                  •   Staff : participant ratios suitable for groups’ needs and venue chosen   Leader is responsible for
                                  •    Gain information about pre existing medical conditions and ensure       understanding emergency
                                       medication carried                                                      procedures
                                  •   Venue/route, eta discussed and agreed with centre staff and details
                                      left at centre                                                           Information regards medical
                                  •   Clear briefings & supervision to students                                issues known pre activity e.g.
                                  •   Leader has phone or means of comms.and carries emergency pack            via Medical / consent forms.
                                      (first aid and shelter etc)                                              Information should be made
                                                                                                               available to walk leaders to
                                  •   Dynamic risk assessment on going throughout the activity
                                                                                                               refer to before the walk.
Extreme     Hypothermia    all    • Leader to check weather forecast prior to activity & adapt route or                                          Low
weather     Hyperthermia              abandon walk if necessary if groups needs/abilities and walking
            Sunburn                   conditions deem this necessary.
                                  •   Ensure participants have suitable & adequate clothing and footwear
                                      and accessories/equipment to match expected conditions
slips and Various          all    • Clear briefings and supervision                                                                              Low
trips,       injuries             • Participants appropriately kitted out with suitable footwear
drowning                          • Group to avoid water hazards/crossing rivers without bridges
Getting lost injury        all    • Leader has sufficient navigational skills/ brief of route or prior
                                                                                                    leader is responsible for  Low
                                    knowledge                                                      ensuring   they are trained
                                  • Group size as low as possible (group size of up to 10 ideally) and familiar with emergency
                                  • Large groups are best split into small groups each with        /getting lost procedures
                                    competent leader
                                  • Head counts
                                  • Leader comms with sub groups using phone/hand held radios
                                  • Leader knows procedure if they or shadowed group is lost

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HAZARD       RISK        PERSONS CONTROL MEASURES                                                                                       COMMENTS/       RES. RISK FUTURE
                         AT RISK                                                                                                        ACTIONS         RATING ACTION
Night Hike various       all           •   Clear briefings & supervision                                                                Familiarity of   Low
lack of light injuries                 •   Suitable level of lighting appropriate to terrain, conditions, groups etc.                   route,
Poor
visibility
                                       •   Radio/phone comms back and front of group if necessary                                       features/hazards
                                       •   Group to stay close together (either stay within sight and or wait and gather at             required/recomme
                                           convenient ‘check points’ e.g. junctions/gates)                                              nded
 Animals     Injury,     Participants, •   When and if appropriate brief group about dangers of infection from animal faeces            Brief group      Low
             illness     staff             (EColi) Toxacari and preventative measures                                                   Leaders sent
                                       •   Avoid contact/injury from large animals (cattle, horses etc.). If footpath crosses a field   information on
                                           containing these animals, assess the situation and act appropriately and inform group of     Toxacaria if
                                           safe ways to behave; e.g. cross quietly as a group or take other route                       deemed
                                                                                                                                        necessary

 Shadowed various        Participants • Leader has prior knowledge/experience of route/terrain that participants will use.            Thorough group Low
  walk    injuries                     •   First aid kit and emergency kit carried                                                    briefing.
  within
  sight
                                       •   Gain information about pre existing medical conditions and ensure medication carried       Participants must
                                       •   Navigation training given prior/during walk and all know what to do if get misplaced /lost understand that
                                       •   Participants are fully briefed for identifying and dealing with any potential hazards and  the activity will be
                                           have planned emergency procedures                                                          suspended/
                                       •   Participants made to understand the need to act in an appropriate and safe manner          stopped at any
                                           when encountering hazards. If unable to act appropriately activity is to be curtailed and time if participants
                                           or become accompanied by instructor.                                                       ignore briefing
                                       •   Communications (mobile phones) –arranged/ routes left at centre/checkpoints arranged instructions/advice
                                           en route to monitor progress and welfare/health of group
Traffic      Injury      all           • Care and supervision crossing roads and walking through car parks                                              Low
             death

Date of assessment: Dec 2018               Completed by Aidan Jones
 Technical Advisor: Phil Baker                Next assessment due: Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY       18 Remote Walks – Accompanied or Shadowed within sight – Generic Hazards
HAZARD      RISK             PERSONS CONTROL MEASURES                                                       COMMENTS/                            RES. RISK FUTURE
                             AT RISK                                                                        ACTIONS                              RATING    ACTION
General     Various          all    • Leader qualified (MT(UK)- ML, HML, MIA, MIC) and also hold            • Code of Practice applies           Low
            injuries,                   current 16hr First Aid certificate                                  • Induction and guidance
            illnesses               •   Staff : participant ratios suitable for groups’ needs and venue         offered as appropriate for
                                        chosen]                                                                 staff new to centre
                                    •   Gain information about pre existing medical conditions and ensure       procedures/kit.
                                        medication carried                                                  •   Information regards medical
                                    •   Venue/route, eta discussed and agreed with centre staff and             issues known pre activity e.g.
                                        details left at centre                                                  via Medical / consent forms.
                                    •   Clear briefings & supervision to students                               Information should be made
                                                                                                                available to walk leaders to
                                    •   Leader has phone or means of comms.and carries emergency
                                                                                                                refer to before the walk.
                                        pack (first aid and shelter etc)
                                    •   Dynamic risk assessment on going throughout the activity
                                                                                                            •   Leader is responsible for
                                                                                                                understanding emergency
                                                                                                                procedures.
Extreme     • Hypothermia all       • Leader to check weather forecast prior to activity & adapt route or                                        Low
weather       Hyperthermia              abandon walk if necessary if groups needs/abilities and walking
                                        conditions deem this necessary.
            • Sunburn               •   Ensure participants have suitable & adequate clothing and
                                        footwear and accessories/equipment to match expected
                                        conditions
slips and Various            all    •   Clear briefings and supervision                                                               Low
trips        injuries               •   Participants appropriately kitted out with suitable footwear
,drowning                           •   Leader and group made aware of any water, fall hazards on route
Getting lost injury          all    •   Leader knows centre procedures if they or shadowed group is lost leader to be responsible for Low
                                                                                                            ensuring they are familiar
                                                                                                            with centre emergency
                                                                                                            procedures
• Traffic   Injury death     all    Care and supervision crossing roads and walking through car parks                                            :ow

Date of assessment: Dec 2018        Completed by Aidan Jones
 Technical Advisor: Phil Baker          Next assessment due: Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 19 REMOTELY SUPERVISED WALKS / DUKE OF EDINBURGH TRAINING & ASSESSING Page 1 of 1
HAZARD    RISK        PERSONS CONTROL MEASURES                                                      COMMENTS/                            RES. RISK FUTURE
                      AT RISK                                                                       ACTIONS                              RATING    ACTION
General   Various     all    • ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR GROUP TO HAVE RECEIVED • Code of Practice applies                                Low-med
          injuries,              ADEQUATE TRAINING PRIOR TO BEING LEFT TO WALK
          illnesses              REMOTELY SUPERVISED                                                •   Instructor/supervisor/ leader
                             •   Leader/instructor/supervisor to be qualified                           is responsible for ensuring
                                 (MLTE/SMLTB/UKMTB/BMG Award (or Dark Peak Leader and                   they are familiar and
                                 also hold current 16hr First Aid certificate and have had prior        experienced with training
                                 experience with training groups for remotely supervised walking.       groups to walk remotely
                             •   Venue/route, eta discussed and agreed with centre staff and
                                 details left at centre                                             •   Leader is responsible for
                             •   Instructor leader to give clear briefings & supervision to             understanding emergency
                                 participants.                                                          procedures
                             •   Group to have received sufficient basic and remote care
                                 emergency first aid training required for walk and terrain         •   Information regards medical
                             •   Clear briefings and training on risk assessing route ahead             issues known pre activity e.g.
                             •   Group to identify hazards and discuss mitigation measures and          via Medical / consent forms.
                                 are aware of emergency procedures before set out on route              Information should be made
                                                                                                        available before the walk, to
                             •   Group is aware of having to do dynamic risk assessments on route
                                                                                                        leaders and if appropriate to
                                 and if necessary change/adapt route and if possible let the centre
                                                                                                        D of E candidates within their
                                 know if it has had to alter the route.
                                                                                                        group.
                             •   Group has phone or means of comms and carries emergency
                                 pack (first aid and shelter etc) and is familiar with various
                                 emergency protocol scenarios.
                             •   Gain information about pre existing medical conditions and ensure
                                 group and staff know the needs of the group and medication
                                 required to be carried.
                             •   Participants made to understand the need to act in an appropriate
                                 and safe manner when encountering hazards. If unable to act
                                 appropriately activity is to be curtailed and or become
                                 accompanied by instructor.
                             •   Communications (mobile phones) –arranged/ routes left at
                                 centre/checkpoints arranged en route to monitor progress and
                                 welfare/health of group

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ACTIVITY 19 REMOTELY SUPERVISED WALKS / DUKE OF EDINBURGH TRAINING & ASSESSING Page 2 of 2

HAZARD      RISK              PERSONS CONTROL MEASURES                                                            COMMENTS/                     RES. RISK FUTURE
                              AT RISK                                                                             ACTIONS                       RATING    ACTION
Extreme     • Hypothermia all             • Leader to check weather forecast prior to activity & adapt route or                                 Low
weather        Hyperthermia                   abandon walk if necessary if groups needs/abilities and walking
                                              conditions deem this necessary.
            • Sunburn                     •   Ensure participants have suitable & adequate clothing and
                                              footwear and accessories/equipment to match expected
                                              conditions
slips and Various             participant •   Clear briefings and training on risk assessing route ahead                                            Low
trips       injuries          s           •   Group to identify hazards and discuss mitigation measures before
, drowning,                                   set out on route and alter route if deemed unsafe or not suitable
                                              for the group and or prevailing conditions.
                                          •   Participants appropriately kitted out with suitable footwear.
                                          •   Leader and group made aware of any water hazards on route and
                                              measures required to take to avoid injury
Getting lost injury           all         •   Leader knows how to act and aware of centre procedures if their Leader is responsible for             Low-med
                                              remotely supervised group goes off track or is not locatable        ensuring they are familiar with
                                          •   Navigation training appropriate for the nature of the walk and      centre emergency procedures
                                              terrain is given to group prior to walk and group need to know what
                                              to do if get misplaced /lost                                        Tracker as far as possible, to
                                                                                                                  be charged and tested before
                                          •   If a tracker is available then a group can be equipped with one to
                                                                                                                  giving to group,
                                              aid with supervision of their progress and success in navigation.
                                                                                                                  Group and leader are required
                                          •   Extra help in navigation training given to groups when deemed       to know the use and limitations
                                              necessary.                                                          of tracker technology and that it
                                                                                                                  is no substitute for monitoring
                                                                                                                  progress visually and meeting
                                                                                                                  groups on route.
• Traffic   Injury death      Participant •   Supervision by instructor/supervisor at road crossings                                                Low
                              s/leader

Date of assessment: Dec 2018             Completed by Aidan Jones
 Technical Advisor: Phil Baker                Next assessment due: Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 20. Overnight Camping/Camp cooking/Bivouacing

  HAZARD/            RISK         PERSONS AT                         CONTROL MEASURES                                COMMENTS -   RESIDUAL FUTURE
  ACTIVITY                           RISK                                                                             ACTIONS       RISK   ACTION
                                                                                                                                   RATING
Camp        Burns/ Injury Participants • First Aid qualified leader present at all times who is familiar and See also Codes         Low
cooking                   and staff      experienced with the stoves and their hazards.                      of Practice
                                       • Brief and training on use of stoves and fuel, identifying hazards, leader is
                                         etc.                                                                responsible for
                                       • supervising adult present to monitor stove use by participants ensuring they
                                       • Use of correct equipment and storage of fuel                        are confident
                                                                                                             with the stoves
                                                                                                             and their use
                                                                                                             with participants.
Extreme     Illness/      Participants Advice from forecast daily/use of appropriate clothing/equipment                             Low
weather     Injury        and staff
Co-habiting ‘Injury’      Participants With younger pupils, adult camping nearby/older pupils – full                                Low
tents!                                 brief given by school staff

On site bivi:                     Participants • Adult with first aid to overnight with group when/if appropriate.
Illness/injury Illness/           and staff    • Centre open for access to staff/facilities if necessary.                           Low
overnight      Injury
Intruders/      Injury            Participants As above/remote, private location of centre                                          Low
Security                          and staff
OTHER                             Participants • As for on site bivi
CAMP/BIVI                         and staff    • First aider present overnight
SITES:          Illness/ Injury                • only tarps for bivis, do not use constructed shelters                              Low
Illness/injury/
collapse of
shelters
Security/Intr Injury              Participants As for Lockerbrook on site camp/bivi, but adult always present                       Low
uders                             and staff    with groups

Date of assessment: Dec 2018            Completed by Aidan Jones       Technical Advisor: Phil Baker                 Next assessment due:   Dec 2019
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ACTIVITY 21. Paddling and swimming in shallow and/or deep pools - Haggwater Bridge paddling/ Slippery Stones/ Plunge pools in
Blackden Brook/ Fairbrook)
                                                                                                          RESIDUAL FUTURE
HAZARD/     RISK      PERSONS                   CONTROL MEASURES                            COMMENTS -      RISK     ACTION
ACTIVITY              AT RISK                                                                 ACTIONS      RATING
General    Various      all        •Suitably qualified & experienced instructor (includes First Aid)   Codes of         Low
           injuries                •ratio instructor/student appropriate                               Practice
                                   •Clear briefings & supervision                                      applies

Sinking    drowning     All    • Good group management - check for swimmers/non swimmers and           Slippery           Low
out of                           ensure deep areas are indicated to group                              Stones,
depth                          • Use narrow streams/rivers (pools less than 5m diameter) and ensure    plunge pool in
                                 non-contact rescue from pool is possible using appropriate method     Blackden
                                 (throwline/sling/pole,etc)                                            Brook or
                                                                                                       Fairbrook
Extreme hypothermia All        •Summer conditions only usually (Easter-October)
weather/                       •forecast                                                                                  Low
cold water                     •due regard for distance to shelter after activity (group management)
                               •ensure participants take change of clothing if deemed necessary for
                                venue
Pollution/ Cuts/ Injury All    Check pools for debris/pollution before use                                                Low
debris
Impact      Injury      All    • Leader checks pool first for submerged objects                                           Low
with rocks/                    • Clear briefing-one at a time/jump in with legs bent/no diving/check
objects/                         area clear for jumping
other                          • risk assess each pool specifically.
people

Date of assessment: Dec 2018   Completed by Aidan Jones        Technical Advisor: Phil Baker            Next assessment due:    Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 22. Evasion Hike

                                                                                                                     RESIDUAL   FUTURE
HAZARD/       RISK      PERSONS              CONTROL MEASURES                           COMMENTS - ACTIONS             RISK     ACTION
ACTIVITY                AT RISK                                                                                       RATING

Movement Injury        Pupil/     • Supervision by staff on foot and in bus          Phone /radio contact between    Low-Med
on rough               Staff      • Clear briefings regards hazard limitation       staff if possible
ground
Getting    Injury                 • Appropriate clothing and lighting.                                                 Low
lost                              • Briefing about boundaries and what to do if
                                    lost/misplaced/injured
                                  • Have in place a system for recalling group if
                                    necessary
Deep       Drowning               • Brief to use only dry/uphill side of road!                                         Low
water

Date of assessment: Dec 2018      Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker        Next assessment due: Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 23. Orienteering
HAZARD            RISK       PERSONS CONTROL MEASURES                                                            COMMENTS/                RESIDUAL FUTURE
                             AT RISK                                                                             ACTIONS                  RISK     ACTION
                                                                                                                                          RATING

General           Various    all          • Suitably qualified &/or experienced instructor/leader                Refer to Codes of         Low
                  injuries                • Leader First Aid qualified                                           Practice and Orienteering
                                          • Clear briefings & supervision of map use, orienteering rules         Guidance sheets
                                              and injury prevention.
                                          •   Leader to carry out a dynamic risk assessment throughout the
                                              activity session.
Illness injury,   Illness/   Participants •   Visiting group leaders and centre staff aware of medical issues                             Low
barbed wire       death      and 3rd          of participants
Cattle/stock in              parties      •   Staff : participant ratios as appropriate for needs of group and
field                                         prevailing conditions and course used
Uneven ground                             •   Ensure participants are briefed about potential hazards and
                                              methods to avoid harm.
                                          •   If stock present, monitor and if deemed necessary avoid using
                                              that particular area.
members of the    various    Participants •     Venue choice                                                                              Low
public/                                   •     clear brief to group regarding behaviour, etc
confrontation
Getting lost      cold,      Participants • Clear site boundaries –                                                                       Low
                  scared                     explanation of how these are shown on map
                                          • Clear briefing & induction to activity
                                          • Instructor and visiting member of staff to monitor whereabouts
                                            of participants
Vehicles, farm     run over, all          • Instructor to include in briefing.                                                            Low
machinery, motor injured                  • ensure participants know where where vehicle tracks are on
bikes, quad bikes,                          the map
cycles

Date of assessment: Dec 2018        Completed by Aidan Jones
 Technical Advisor: Phil Baker          Next assessment due: Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 24. Cooperative Team Challenges (Problem solving) and Environmental Activities/art
HAZARD RISK PEOPLE AT CONTROL MEASURES                                                COMMENTS/                                   RESIDUAL FUTURE
              RISK                                                                    ACTIONS                                     RISK     ACTION
                                                                                                                                  RATING
General        Various all           • Leader experienced /knowledgeable about tasks/venues and                                   Low
               injuries                familiar with briefing /monitoring groups in these types of
                                       activities.                                                        Refer to Codes of
                                     • Leader First Aid qualified and first aid kit on site.              Practice and activity
                                                                                                          guidance sheets
                                     • Appropriate task(s) chosen to suit needs of group and
                                       environmental conditions.
                                     • Staff : participant ratios appropriate to group needs and tasks,
                                       weather conditions

Avoidable Injury        Participants,  Location is suitable for task, group ability and weather                                  Low
objective               staff           conditions.
dangers/                               Be aware of areas surrounded by barbed wire /loose dry stone
unsuitable                              walling
location
Fall from Injury        Participants,  Low level, no lifting above shoulder height of participants                               Low
height,                 staff          Leader and other adults have knowledge/training of how to
objects                                 ‘spot’ participants appropriately
falling from                           Participants involved in spotting are briefed and monitored
above, trips                            appropriately
and slips                              Be wary of and monitor potential falling objects
Equipment      Injury  Participants,  Equipment monitored for suitability and safety                                             Low
failure, use           staff          Briefings of safe use of equipment given, appropriate to task
of                                       and group
equipment                             safe manual handling taught and carried out
Illness or     Injury Participants, •Information about existing medical conditions known by staff                                 Low
injury if      or      staff         •Accident/emergency procedures known by leaders
away from      illness               •First aid equipment carried by party
base

Date of assessment: Dec 2018         Completed by Aidan Jones
 Technical Advisor: Phil Baker          Next assessment due: Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 25. Cycling (inc. Derwent Valley)

                                                                                                                       RESIDUAL FUTURE
  HAZARD/        RISK     PEOPLE                          CONTROL MEASURES                                  COMMENTS -   RISK   ACTION
  ACTIVITY                AT RISK                                                                            ACTIONS    RATING

General         Various all         • Suitably qualified & experienced instructor (ML summer and/or        Code of Practice Low
                injuries              cycling qualification eg MIAS and First Aid)                         applies
                                    • Clear briefings & supervision                                        Ensure phone
                                    • 2 adults familiar with venue and cycling hazards to lead session     reception areas
                                    • Ratios staff (instructor plus experienced staff) to participants     are identified
                                      2:10)                                                                along route
                                                                                                           before trip

Mechanical Falls         Pupils     Use of suitable/maintained cycles/breakdown plan/pupils not left                          Low
fault                    Staff      on own
Traffic      Injury      All        Supervision by leader in correct ratios/carry emergency pack and                          Low
accident                            radios/phone
Poor weather Illness     All        Daily forecast/advice from Centre staff/provision of clothing &                           Low
                                    equipment
Falling off!    Injury   All        Appropriate and clear brief by staff, carry centre first aid kit/                         Low
                                    helmets worn.
Other people/ Injury/ All           • Vigilance and group/people management skills required to ensure no                    Low/med
user groups & abuse                   one is at risk or potential conflict in areas heavy with
centre                                tourism/recreation.
participants                        • Any conflicts/issues are dealt with sensitively and appropriately.

Date of assessment: Dec 2018        Completed by Aidan Jones
 Technical Advisor: Phil Baker         Next assessment due: Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 26. Nightline/Shelter Building
HAZARD         RISK          PERSONS         CONTROL MEASURES                                                                COMMENTS/       RESIDUAL    FUTURE
                             AT RISK                                                                                         ACTIONS         RISK RATING ACTION
Use of natural Injury, death Participants,   · Appropriate protective clothing and equipment (eye protection,                                Low
materials and                staff               gloves, boots, full arm and leg cover, as judged necessary by staff)        Refer to Codes
bushcraft                                    ·   Supervision in appropriate ratios                                           of Practice and
activities                                   ·   Continual risk assessment of activity                                       activity guidance
Building       Injury or     Participants,   ·   Build on level ground                                                       sheets            Low
shelters with death from staff               ·   Use suitably sized materials for age and size of participants
natural        materials or                  ·   Operating procedures are planned and agreed including size and
materials      structure                         type of materials that can be used and means of carrying and lifting
               falling onto                  ·   Participants and staff to continually assess suitability of materials for
               participants                      soundness and stability of structure built
                                             ·   Participants may not enter shelter until it is assessed for stability by
                                                 staff (do not sleep in shelters built of heavy material – tarps are an
                                                 alternative)
                                             ·   Do not pick or use living material, litter or waste
                                             ·   After activity ends dismantle shelters with care (main supports last)
                                                 and leave area as undisturbed as possible
Blindfold      Eye injury,   Participants · Area/route used specifically assessed for hazards                                                Low
activities,    trip injury                · If necessary, eye protection used
nightline                                 · Participants briefed re hazards and care required
                                          · If at night, leaders have effective torches

Poisoning,     Injury        Participants, · Assess risks in specific environment used                                                       Low
infection,                   staff         · Brief participants re poison/infection hazards
accident                                   · Arrange suitable protective gloves and equipment if risk assessment
                                             suggests necessary
                                           · Supervision and first aid provision

Date of assessment: Dec 2018          Completed by Aidan Jones
 Technical Advisor: Phil Baker               Next assessment due: Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 27.Town/Village visits

 HAZARD/        RISK     PERSONS AT                  CONTROL MEASURES                       COMMENTS - RESIDUAL RISK FUTURE ACTION
 ACTIVITY                   RISK                                                             ACTIONS      RATING

Traffic      Injury      All             See transport risk assessment/supervision in      Codes of           Low
accidents                                correct ratios/first aid equipment carried        Practice section

Abuse        injury      participants    Supervision/briefings/head counts/buddy                              Low
/abduction                               systems/meeting places/regular meeting up
                                         with staff
Accident/    Illness     participants    As above/access to first aid and/or emergency                        Low
illness      /Injury                     services via telephone/first aid kit carried by
                                         leader
Site specific Death      participants    As above plus prior knowledge of site if                             Low
hazards (eg:                             possible/on going risk assessment
water/parks
etc)

Date of assessment: Dec 2018       Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker           Next assessment due: Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 28. Conservation

                                                                                                                     RESIDUAL RISK   FUTURE
  HAZARD/         RISK    PERSO             CONTROL MEASURES                                   COMMENTS -               RATING       ACTION
  ACTIVITY                 NS AT                                                                ACTIONS
                           RISK
Use of tools    Injury    Pupils Briefing/advice from trained centre staff/                Training / guidance          Low-Med
                          Staff Rangers on safe tool use /carrying techniques              offered to staff new to
                                 Supervision by first aid qualified leader                 centre activities and
                                 Appropriate use of venues & PPE                           venues
                                                                                           Refer to Codes of
                                                                                           Practice and Guidance
Remote          Illness   Pupils   Accompanied by experienced leader with                  sheets                        Low
locations       Injury    Staff    appropriate clothing/emergency equipment
Extreme         Illness   Pupils   Advice from daily forecast/provision of                                               Low
weather                   Staff    appropriate clothes and equipment

Other people/ Injury/     All      • Vigilance and group/people management skills                                       Low/med
user          abuse                  required to ensure no one is at risk or potential
groups/centre                        conflict in areas heavy with tourism/recreation.
participants                       • Any conflicts/issues are dealt with sensitively and
                                     appropriately.

Date of assessment: Dec 2018       Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker         Next assessment due: Dec 2019

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ACTIVITY 29. Field Studies including pond dipping– on/off site
   HAZARD/       RISK    PERSONS                      CONTROL MEASURES                             COMMENTS -          RESIDUAL FUTURE
   ACTIVITY               AT RISK                                                                     ACTIONS         RISK RATING ACTION
General       Various all            • Leader suitably experienced/trained                      Codes of              Low
              injuries               • Leader First Aid qualified                               Practice
                                                                                                Applies
                                     • Clear briefings & supervision
                                     • Appropriate activity and venue chosen for needs of group
                                                and conditions prevailing at time.
Working on rough Slips           Participants Provision of appropriate footwear/clothing/ equipment/brief              Low/med
ground/slippery Trips            Staff        from staff
rocks
Extreme weather Injury           Participants As above/advice from daily weather forecast                                Low
                 Illness         staff
Remote locations Illness         Participants Supervision by suitably qualified staff (e.g. ML/Hill &                    Low
                                               Moorland Leader/WGL) in correct ratios/first aid
                                               available/appropriate clothing/equipment Route/time of
                                               return left at Centre/communications carried
River                 Illness/dro Participants • Prior knowledge/experience of location and hazards.                   Low/med
studies/pond          wning/hyp Staff          • Ensure there is good access and egress, safe
dipping               othermia                   depths/flow in normal conditions, good run-out, no
                                                 significant bank hazards-trees/rock etc.)
                                               • On going risk assessment at site on day and during
                                                 activity. Awareness that water levels change and need to
                                                 assess before and during activity.
                                               • Good briefing, supervision and group control
                                               • wash hands before eating and after activity
Traffic hazard        Injury     All           Good group management whilst crossing or walking on or                  Low/med
(cars/tractors/bike   /death                   by roads, bridleways, byways and paths that are used by
s on roads/tracks                              other people.
Other people/         Injury/abu All           • Vigilance and group and people management skills                      Low/med
user                  se                         required to ensure no one is at risk or potential conflict in
groups/centre                                    areas heavy with tourism/recreation.
participants                                   • Any conflicts/issues are dealt with sensitively and
                                                 appropriately.

Date of assessment: Dec 2018           Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Phil Baker      Signed:     Next assessment due: Dec 2019
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ACTIVITY 30. Swimming in Local Public Pool

HAZARD         RISK PERSONS CONTROL MEASURES                                                               COMMENTS/           RESIDUAL FUTURE
                    AT RISK                                                                                ACTIONS             RISK     ACTION
                                                                                                                               RATING

Use of         Drown Participants • Accompanied by adult with First Aid Qualification                      Hathersage Pool or Low
swimming       ing, , staff                                                                                LA run pools only
pools          injury             • Assess the swimming capability of the participants,                    (e.g. Ponds Forge)
                                       preferably prior to the visit (e.g. by colleague who takes
                                       swimming) or upon arrival at the pool (information on consent
                                       form needs to be validated)
                                   •   Use local authority run pools during life guarded sessions
                                   •   There is constant pool supervision by qualified lifeguards
                                       during swimming sessions
                                   •   Participants must be briefed as to how to behave in and
                                       around the water
                                   •   If no lifeguard available, a designated leader must hold a
                                       relevant lifeguard award and act as a lifesaver. In addition to
                                       the lifesaver, there must also be a qualified first aider
                                       present.
                                   •   In addition to lifesavers/lifeguards, sufficient leaders must act
                                       as observers to swimmers.
                                   •   Diving to be allowed with leaders’ discretion.
Other user    Injury/ All          • Vigilance and group/people management skills required to                                  Low/med
groups/other abuse                   ensure no one is at risk or potential conflict especially at busy
people/centre                        times
participants                       • Any conflicts/issues are dealt with sensitively and
                                     appropriately.

Date of assessment: Dec 2018        Completed by Aidan Jones
Technical Advisor: Dan Crawford   Next assessment due: Dec 2019

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ACTVITY 31 OPEN CANOEING /RAFT BUILDING                            Page 1 of 2

    HAZARD          RISK       PERSONS                           CONTROL MEASURES                                               COMMENTS -      RESIDUAL     FUTURE
                                AT RISK                                                                                           ACTIONS      RISK RATING   ACTION
    General          Injury        all  • Suitably experienced and qualified adult ("UKCC" / “BCU" or equivalent                Codes of      Low
                    illness                     award at a level required for the chosen venue.                                practice apply
                                              • Instructor to be First Aid Qualified
                                              • Clear briefings & supervision/coaching before, during and after session.       Medical
                                              • Appropriate activity and venue chosen for needs and abilities of group and     /consent forms
                                                conditions prevailing at time.                                                 sent to
                                              • Staff : participant ratios appropriate for group, prevailing conditons/venue   participants/
                                                                                                                               parents and
                                                                                                                               available for
                                                                                                                               centre use
Trailer Loading/ Injury       - Public and • It’s the driver / instructor responsibility to ensure the trailer and load are                     Low
Unloading,                    participants/   secure
Transportation                staff         • Instructor to ensure boats and equipment secured
                                              • Instructor to ensure boats are loaded and unloaded in a safe manner
                                                appropriate to needs/abilities of group.
Deep water       Injury /     Participants/ Buoyancy aids are worn, correct size, correctly fitted and monitored by                   Low
                 drowning     staff             the instructor throughout the activity
Equipment-       Injury       Participants’ • All equipment checked before use                                        Organisation    Low
failure /miss-                staff         • Regular checks, maintenance and renewal                                 supplying boats
use                                         • All equipment to BCU/CEN specifications                                 and or related
                                            • All personal safety equipment checked and fitted correctly              equipment
                                            • Group briefed for correct use of equipment and supervised/coached       vetted before
                                              throughout session                                                      hire. Equipment
                                                                                                                      checked on day.
Water Quality/   Illness      Participants/ • Check any obvious signs at venue of water quality issues                Information on Low
disease                       staff         • Open cuts/grazes covered                                                Weils disease
                                            • Participants are advised to wash/ shower after activity where possible. sent to
                                            • Information regarding water borne diseases is given to group or         participants/
                                              accompanying member of staff.                                           parents/staff

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