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Risk assessment - Kayaking March 2021

Hazards

Probable injury or Reason

Person at risk

Current control measures

Action required

Actioned by/date

Probability x severity = impact

 

Covid 19

Infection spread, risk of illness / death

Staff

Customer

Public

CBW Covid 19 policy on Social distancing

 

Review if changes to Welsh Government policy

 

1x5=5

 

Slips, trips and falls

Cuts and bruises

Chains, ropes, steps, slipways, stones, seaweed

Customer

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

Customer

Staff

Public

Good briefing

Enough helpers to handle lifts and shifts

Quad bike

 

 

2x2=4

 

Collisions

Boats

Each other

Rocks

Equipment

Customer

Staff

Public

Ensure good group management

 

 

3x1=3

Separation from equipment/instructor/ group

Change in weather

Drowning

Exhaustion

Hypothermia

Panic

Customer

 

Safety boat on water,   weather limited at discretion of Person in charge.

 

 

1x5=5

 

Paddles

Cuts and bruises

Customer

Staff

Public

Briefing

Training prior to session

Helmets at instructor discretion or on request

 

 

3x2=6

 

Drowning

Head injury

Lack of confidence

Poor swimming ability

Customer

Staff

Safety boat

PFD

If secondary drowning suspected access A+E

 

 

1x5=5

 

Illness

Any pre-existing illness or injury that could cause problems

Customer

Pre-session forms

Safety boat teams to be informed of any issues

Users to be advised to take on activity any medication that may be needed during the session e.g. asthma inhaler

 

 

1x5=5

Change in weather/sea state

Blown out to sea

Blown onto rocks

Customer

Staff

Dynamic risk assessment

 

 

 

2x3=6

Climatic reaction

Sunburn

Heat stroke

Hypothermia

Hyperthermia

Dehydration

Customer

Staff

Briefing participants /staff on the need for skin protection, appropriate, hydration.

 

 

2x3=6