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Risk Assessment Safety Boat - March 2021

Hazards

Probable injury or Reason

Person at risk

Current control measures

Action required

Action by/date

Probability x severity = impact

 

Covid 19

Infection spread, risk of illness / death

Student

Staff

CBW Covid 19 policy

 

Review if change to Welsh Government policy

 

 

1x5=5

Rigging boat

Lifting injuries

User

Staff

Observe good practice for moving heavy objects

 

 

 

1x3=3

Launching or recovering boat

Lifting / pushing / pulling injuries.

User

Staff

 

Observe good practice for moving heavy objects. 

Seek assistance.

 

 

 

2x3=6

 

 

Winch handle

 

Sprain or impacts

User

Staff

Observe good practice using winch. Secure boat with painter prior to releasing winch.

 

 

 

2x3=6

 

 

Starter pull cord

Impact with passenger

User

Staff

Customer

Clear space prior to using pull cord.

Advise passenger/s.

 

 

 

2x2=4

 

 

Fire in boat

Smoke inhalation

Burns

Death

User

Staff

Fuel stored in appropriate vessel secured to boat.

No smoking

 

 

 

1x5=5

 

 

 

Fall from boat

Drowning / water ingestion.

 

User

Staff

Customer

Use of PFD.

Remain seated when travelling.

 

 

 

1x5=5

 

 

Propeller

Impact with moving propeller, cuts, lacerations.

User

Staff

Customer

Use kill cord when engine running.

Switch engine off in close proximity of swimmer other water users.

 

 

 

2x5=10

 

 

Water rescue

 

Lifting injury

User

Staff

Use ladders to avoid lifting casualty.

Technique training for equipment.

 

 

 

1x5=5