Lihou - Orienteering

Reference
Created
Created By
Date Last Reviewed
Last Reviewed By
Next Review Date
056
14/04/2008
Richard Curtis
31/01/2017
Richard Curtis
31/01/2018
Reference
056
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
Remote supervision
All participating person
Medium
  • Selection of boundaries appropriate to both the weather conditions and age/ability of the group
  • Physical walking of the activity boundaries with the participants
  • Strategic positioning of staff/adult supervisor to ‘shepherd’ where needed
  • Known and obvious recall signal to be established
Low
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
Very Low
Loose rocks on walls/rock outcrops
All participating and supervising persons
Medium
  • Participants briefed not to climb walls for any reason
  • Participants instructed not to scramble on rock outcrops during the activity
  • Specific areas of high concern avoided by course layout or ‘shepherding’
  • Participants can be directly shown the areas of concern
Very Low
Poisonous or hazardous plant forms
All participating and supervising persons
Medium
  • The island 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
Rising tide and inter-tidal zone
All participating and supervising persons
High
  • Specific attention paid to tide times and height of high water
  • Group briefed by staff as to the hazards and time of high water
  • Activity area to avoid areas that will flood during the period of the activity
  • Inter-tidal area avoided with younger participants where they will be operating beyond the direct visual supervision of the staff/responsible adult
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
Remote supervision
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating person
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • Selection of boundaries appropriate to both the weather conditions and age/ability of the group
  • Physical walking of the activity boundaries with the participants
  • Strategic positioning of staff/adult supervisor to ‘shepherd’ where needed
  • Known and obvious recall signal to be established
Remaining Risk After Controls
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
Remaining Risk After Controls
Very Low
What is the risk
Loose rocks on walls/rock outcrops
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating and supervising persons
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • Participants briefed not to climb walls for any reason
  • Participants instructed not to scramble on rock outcrops during the activity
  • Specific areas of high concern avoided by course layout or ‘shepherding’
  • Participants can be directly shown the areas of concern
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
  • The island 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
Rising tide and inter-tidal zone
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating and supervising persons
Level of Risk
High
Control Measures Implemented
  • Specific attention paid to tide times and height of high water
  • Group briefed by staff as to the hazards and time of high water
  • Activity area to avoid areas that will flood during the period of the activity
  • Inter-tidal area avoided with younger participants where they will be operating beyond the direct visual supervision of the staff/responsible adult
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