Econet Risk Assessment [Friends of Clayfield Copse]
Date: Sunday, 6th May 2018  (4:30 - 7:00)
Event: Dawn Chorus Walk

Site: Clayfield Copse, Caversham
Site Manager: Reading Borough Council    Site Contact: Glenn Jones (0118) 933 0850
Meeting Point: Car Park, Caversham Park Road    Nearest Postcode: RG4 6AA    Map Ref: SU725767

Bonfires: Notify Fire Service if having bonfire, telephone no. 0118 945 2888 and ask for the Control Room; call both before fire lit and at end of day when leaving site.

A&E:
Royal Berkshire Hospital (3.8m)
London Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5AN Telephone: 0118 322 5111

Assessment Summary: Public open space; Event - Guided Walk;



Public open space
Last updated:
Typical uncontrolled outcomes
Stress, distress, minor cuts and bruises, sickness
Typical groups at risk
Volunteers, general public
  Hazards
  • Contact with public
  • Abuse or aggression from public
  • Discarded sharps
  • Uncontrolled dogs
  • Dog faeces
Controls
  • If available, place warning signs at approaches to work area.
  • Keep paths clear of tools and debris.
  • Avoid volunteers working in isolation.
  • If confronted be conciliatory, avoid aggravating situation; be prepared to walk away.
  • If sharps found, do not touch or move, highlight location and advise site owner or manager.
  • Warn volunteers of possibility of dogs causing a distraction by entering the work area.
  • Warn volunteers of likely presence of dog faeces.
  • If practical, remove dog faeces from work areas using bags or burying where unlikely to be disturbed. Avoid skin contact.
Event - Guided Walk
Last updated:
Typical uncontrolled outcomes
Crush injuries; back strains; minor cuts and bruises; abuse of trust; distressed children and adults; verbal abuse; sickness and diarrhoea
Typical groups at risk
Volunteer leaders; general public
  Hazards
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Unsuitable clothing and/or footwear for prevailing conditions
  • Children and young people becoming separated from parents
  • Unsupervised access to children
  • Physical and verbal aggression from participants
Controls
  • Leader(s) to walk route in advance noting hazards and removing where possible.
  • Advise participants at start of walk and remind on route of possible hazards.
  • Before start of walk (in advertising material) give details of terrain and likely conditions and repeat before start of walk.
  • Before start of walk remind parents that they are responsible for their children.
  • Leader(s) must avoid becoming isolated with children.
  • Avoid volunteers working in isolation.
  • If confronted be conciliatory, avoid aggravating situation; be prepared to walk away.

   Econet's Health and Safety Policy can be found in the "About Us" section of our website at www.econetreading.org.uk/admin.

   15 April 2018 13:09 T1805061974