Lihou - Archery

Reference
Created
Created By
Date Last Reviewed
Last Reviewed By
Next Review Date
065
14/04/2008
Richard Curtis
31/01/2017
Richard Curtis
31/01/2018
Reference
065
Created
14/04/2008
Created By
Richard Curtis
Date Last Reviewed
31/01/2017
Last Reviewed By
Richard Curtis
Next Review Date
31/01/2018
What is the risk
Who Might be Harmed and How
Level of Risk
Control Measures Implemented
Remaining Risk After Controls
Equipment Failure
All participating persons
Medium
  • All equipment inspected prior to use by the session leader who will be a GNAS Teacher/Leader Award holder or higher
  • Suspect items of equipment removed from circulation in accordance with LCT form 040
  • Correct weight bows used for participants
Low
Rebounds and ricochet
All participating and supervising persons
Medium
  • Shooting line no closer than 10 metres from the target bosses
  • Access to the shooting line from behind only
  • Clear and understood communications
  • Safe waiting area designated for all shooters waiting their turn
  • Back stop netting used
Low
Injury caused by incorrect equipment use
All participating and supervising persons
High
  • Clear demonstrations prior to shooting with Q&A session
  • One to one supervision of first shoot
  • Continuous monitoring with instruction to stop should errors be spotted
  • Maximum of four shooting at any one time
  • No ‘races’ or timed shooting
  • Use of long sleeved tops and bracers by all
  • Eye dominance check prior to shooting
  • Arrow size check prior to shooting
Low
Third parties/bystanders/observers
All third parties
High
  • Shooting area surrounded by walls on three sides
  • Two access points only
  • Decking made out of bounds during shooting and clearly signed as such
  • Clear communications and ‘stop’ command familiar and encouraged to be used by all
  • Wall behind back stop netting is over three metres high and as such any accidental or deliberate overshoots will travel out to sea and out of harm’s way
  • Safe waiting area established
  • Viewing only from behind shooting line
  • Access to and from shooting line only from behind
Low
What is the risk
Equipment Failure
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating persons
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • All equipment inspected prior to use by the session leader who will be a GNAS Teacher/Leader Award holder or higher
  • Suspect items of equipment removed from circulation in accordance with LCT form 040
  • Correct weight bows used for participants
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
Rebounds and ricochet
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating and supervising persons
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • Shooting line no closer than 10 metres from the target bosses
  • Access to the shooting line from behind only
  • Clear and understood communications
  • Safe waiting area designated for all shooters waiting their turn
  • Back stop netting used
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
Injury caused by incorrect equipment use
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating and supervising persons
Level of Risk
High
Control Measures Implemented
  • Clear demonstrations prior to shooting with Q&A session
  • One to one supervision of first shoot
  • Continuous monitoring with instruction to stop should errors be spotted
  • Maximum of four shooting at any one time
  • No ‘races’ or timed shooting
  • Use of long sleeved tops and bracers by all
  • Eye dominance check prior to shooting
  • Arrow size check prior to shooting
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
Third parties/bystanders/observers
Who Might be Harmed and How
All third parties
Level of Risk
High
Control Measures Implemented
  • Shooting area surrounded by walls on three sides
  • Two access points only
  • Decking made out of bounds during shooting and clearly signed as such
  • Clear communications and ‘stop’ command familiar and encouraged to be used by all
  • Wall behind back stop netting is over three metres high and as such any accidental or deliberate overshoots will travel out to sea and out of harm’s way
  • Safe waiting area established
  • Viewing only from behind shooting line
  • Access to and from shooting line only from behind
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low

The risk assessment is a general risk assessment for Lihou Island. It is not exhaustive and should be used in conjunction with a risk assessment written by the user group, making note of any special needs or issues that are specific to that group.

For further information or to comment, please contact the warden on: email – lct@cwgsy.net or call Mobile – 07781 120421 or Answer phone 266294