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Risk assessment Kayaking 2017

Hazards

Probable injury or Reason

Person at risk

Current control measures

Action required

Actioned by/date

Probability x severity = impact

Slips, trips and falls

Cuts and bruises

Chains, ropes, steps, slipways, stones, seaweed

User

Staff

Public

Good briefing

Enough helpers to handle lifts and shifts

Suitable footwear

Students under staff supervision

 

 

2x2=4

 

Dragging/carrying

Cuts/bruises to hands and feet

Back/muscle injury

User

Staff

Public

Good briefing

Enough helpers to handle lifts and shifts

Quad bike

 

 

2x2=4

Collisions

Boats

Each other

Rocks

Equipment

User

Staff

Public

Ensure good group management

 

 

3x1=3

Separation from equipment/instructor/ group

Change in weather

Drowning

Exhaustion

Hypothermia

Panic

User

 

Safety boat on water

 

 

1x5=5

Paddles

Cuts and bruises

User

Staff

Public

Briefing

Training prior to session

Helmets at instructor discretion or on request

 

 

3x2=6