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Risk Assessment Keelboat sailing 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

Activity not permitted at review date

 

Review if changes to Welsh Government policy

 

 

1x5=5

 

Slips, trips and falls

Cuts and bruises

Chains, ropes, steps, slipways, stones, seaweed

Customer

Instructor

 

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

Customer

Instructor

 

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

Customer

Instructor

Public

Instructor in boat at all times.

Customer all around look out.

 

 

1x5=5

 

Illness

Any pre-existing illness or injury that could cause problems

Customer

 

Pre-session forms to be checked by instructor.

Customers to take any medication that may be needed during the session e.g. asthma inhaler

 

 

1x5=5

 

Man overboard

Falling overboard

Customer

Instructor

 

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

 

 

2x2=4

 

Climatic reaction

Sunburn

Heat stroke

Hypothermia

Hyperthermia

Dehydration

Customer

Instructor

 

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

 

Customer

Instructor

 

 

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

Customer

Instructor

 

Briefings

Enough people to manage craft

 

 

2x2=4

 

Boom

Cuts, bruises, concussion

Serious head injury

Customer

Instructor

 

Briefing

Reef sails in stronger wind.

Good notice prior to tacking / gybing.

 

 

 

1x5=5

 

Fire

Serious injury

Customer

Instructor

 

Fire extinguisher carried in safety pack

Marine VHF Radio carried to request assistance

No smoking at any time

 

 

1x5=5