Lihou - Rock Pooling

Reference
Created
Created By
Date Last Reviewed
Last Reviewed By
Next Review Date
067
16/01/2011
Richard Curtis
31/01/2017
Richard Curtis
31/01/2018
Reference
067
Created
16/01/2011
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
Deep Water
All participating persons
Medium
  • Selection of boundaries appropriate to both the weather conditions and age/ability of the group
  • Area selected for activity where deep water is either distant or obvious and easily avoided
  • Strategic positioning of staff/adult supervisor to ‘shepherd’ where needed but especially with primary age participants
  • Throw lines carried by staff
  • Known and obvious recall signal to be established
Low
Slippery rocks/weed and uneven surfaces (Beach)
All participating and supervising persons
High
  • Hazards identified before the start of the activity
  • Obvious areas of high concern highlighted and subsequently avoided
  • Footwear to be worn by all
  • First aid kit carried
  • Primary age participants not permitted to carry full buckets over rocks
  • Participants not permitted to move stones bigger than their head to avoid back and crush injuries
Low
Flotsam and Jetsam
All participating and supervising persons
Low
  • Person briefed not to pick up any liquid containers, metal objects or fishing equipment due to the possibility of hooks etc being present
Medium to Low
Poisonous or hazardous sea life
All participants and supervisory persons
Medium
  • Footwear to be worn
  • Students briefed about specific species such as sea urchin and conger eel
Low
Rising tide and inter-tidal zone
All participants and supervisory persons
High
  • Specific attention paid to tide times and height of high water
  • All person briefed as to the time of low water
  • Activity area to avoid areas that may be isolated by tide coming in behind them
  • No remote supervision for primary age participants
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
Deep Water
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating persons
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • Selection of boundaries appropriate to both the weather conditions and age/ability of the group
  • Area selected for activity where deep water is either distant or obvious and easily avoided
  • Strategic positioning of staff/adult supervisor to ‘shepherd’ where needed but especially with primary age participants
  • Throw lines carried by staff
  • Known and obvious recall signal to be established
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
Slippery rocks/weed and uneven surfaces (Beach)
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating and supervising persons
Level of Risk
High
Control Measures Implemented
  • Hazards identified before the start of the activity
  • Obvious areas of high concern highlighted and subsequently avoided
  • Footwear to be worn by all
  • First aid kit carried
  • Primary age participants not permitted to carry full buckets over rocks
  • Participants not permitted to move stones bigger than their head to avoid back and crush injuries
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
Flotsam and Jetsam
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participating and supervising persons
Level of Risk
Low
Control Measures Implemented
  • Person briefed not to pick up any liquid containers, metal objects or fishing equipment due to the possibility of hooks etc being present
Remaining Risk After Controls
Medium to Low
What is the risk
Poisonous or hazardous sea life
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participants and supervisory persons
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • Footwear to be worn
  • Students briefed about specific species such as sea urchin and conger eel
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
Rising tide and inter-tidal zone
Who Might be Harmed and How
All participants and supervisory persons
Level of Risk
High
Control Measures Implemented
  • Specific attention paid to tide times and height of high water
  • All person briefed as to the time of low water
  • Activity area to avoid areas that may be isolated by tide coming in behind them
  • No remote supervision for primary age participants
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