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Risk Assessment Keelboat sailing April 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

 

Injury on underwater obstacles/ foot entrapment

 

 

Cuts, bruises or sprains

Staff

User

Staff and users all wearing appropriate PPE and footwear

Communication between all staff and users

 

 

2x2=4

Collisions

Cuts/bruises

More serious injury if high speed

User

Staff

Public

Defined sailing area

Instructor in boat at all times

Supervision by staff

 

 

1x5=5

Illness

Any pre-existing illness or injury that could cause problems

User

 

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

Man overboard

Falling overboard

User

Staff

Advice and instruction to keep a hold when moving around the boat

 

 

2x2=4

Climatic reaction

Sunburn

Heat stroke

Hypothermia

Hyperthermia

Dehydration

User

Staff

Briefing participants /staff on the need for skin protection, appropriate hydration, and reducing exposure

Carry spare warm clothing and water

 

 

2x3=6

Drowning

Head injury

Lack of confidence

Poor swimming ability

 

User

 

Instructors to ensure competency for conditions and craft

Safety boat cover

PFD

If secondary drowning suspected access A+E

 

 

1x5=5

Trapped fingers

Injury to fingers during sailing/coming alongside/launch and recovery/using winches

User

Staff

Briefings

Enough people to manage craft

 

 

2x2=4

Boom

Cuts, bruises, concussion

Serious head injury

User

Staff

Public

Briefing

Reef sails to depower where appropriate

When safety boat alongside, head to wind or safety boat upwind

 

 

1x5=5

Fire

Serious injury

User

Staff

Fire extinguisher carried in safety pack

Radios carried to request assistance

No smoking at any time

 

 

1x5=5