Lihou - Guided Walks

Reference
Created
Created By
Date Last Reviewed
Last Reviewed By
Next Review Date
066
01/01/2013
Richard Curtis
31/01/2017
Richard Curtis
31/01/2018
Reference
066
Created
01/01/2013
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
Rabbit holes and uneven ground
All participating and supervising persons
Low
  • Hazards pointed out to all and shown
  • Obvious areas of concern highlighted and subsequently avoided
  • Consideration given for the appropriateness of ‘dark hours’ activities on the island with respect the age and abilities of the participants
  • Robust footwear and not flip flops to be worn
Very Low
Hidden concrete well head
All participating and supervising persons
Low
  • Area of activity to avoid the concrete well head so as to reduce the risk of tripping and injury
  • Well head kept locked and secure
  • Well head identified to all
Very Low
Poisonous or hazardous plant forms
All participating and supervising persons
Medium
  • Paddock is inspected regularly for any such poisonous or irritating plants to help identify potential problems
  • Only known frequent plant of concern growing on Lihou is Deadly Nightshade (Berries in late summer/early autumn)
Low
Accidental Stranding when visiting for just the causeway time only
All participating and supervising persons
Low
  • Tide times noted, recorded and observed
  • Visual checks made after the low water time
  • Barometric air pressure noted prior to trip (low = earlier closing time)
  • Time of departure to be timed with a minimum 20 minutes of advertised causeway remaining
  • Emergency access to the house should it be required
Very Low
Injury from loose stone on ruins and walls
All participating and supervising persons
Medium
  • No person permitted to climb on walls
  • Person not permitted to sit/rest at the base of walls
Low
Injury caused by any of the above
All participating and supervising persons
Medium
  • First aider present during activity and in known location/RV point
  • First aid kit situated in the house
  • Eye wash in the house
  • Defibrillator situated in the house
  • Emergency services trained and familiar with the house and island and familiar with both high and low water evacuation should it be required
Low
What is the risk
Rabbit holes and uneven ground
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating and supervising persons
Level of Risk
Low
Control Measures Implemented
  • Hazards pointed out to all and shown
  • Obvious areas of concern highlighted and subsequently avoided
  • Consideration given for the appropriateness of ‘dark hours’ activities on the island with respect the age and abilities of the participants
  • Robust footwear and not flip flops to be worn
Remaining Risk After Controls
Very Low
What is the risk
Hidden concrete well head
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating and supervising persons
Level of Risk
Low
Control Measures Implemented
  • Area of activity to avoid the concrete well head so as to reduce the risk of tripping and injury
  • Well head kept locked and secure
  • Well head identified to all
Remaining Risk After Controls
Very Low
What is the risk
Poisonous or hazardous plant forms
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating and supervising persons
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • Paddock is inspected regularly for any such poisonous or irritating plants to help identify potential problems
  • Only known frequent plant of concern growing on Lihou is Deadly Nightshade (Berries in late summer/early autumn)
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
Accidental Stranding when visiting for just the causeway time only
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating and supervising persons
Level of Risk
Low
Control Measures Implemented
  • Tide times noted, recorded and observed
  • Visual checks made after the low water time
  • Barometric air pressure noted prior to trip (low = earlier closing time)
  • Time of departure to be timed with a minimum 20 minutes of advertised causeway remaining
  • Emergency access to the house should it be required
Remaining Risk After Controls
Very Low
What is the risk
Injury from loose stone on ruins and walls
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating and supervising persons
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • No person permitted to climb on walls
  • Person not permitted to sit/rest at the base of walls
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
Injury caused by any of the above
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating and supervising persons
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • First aider present during activity and in known location/RV point
  • First aid kit situated in the house
  • Eye wash in the house
  • Defibrillator situated in the house
  • Emergency services trained and familiar with the house and island and familiar with both high and low water evacuation should it be required
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