Lihou House General

Reference
Created
Created By
Date Last Reviewed
Last Reviewed By
Next Review Date
050
10/02/2007
Richard Curtis
31/01/2017
Richard Curtis
31/01/2018
Reference
050
Created
10/02/2007
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
Level changes and uneven surfaces around the outside of the buildings
All visitors and residents including group supervisory staff
Medium
  • Handrails provided where deemed appropriate
  • All residents shown around the property and areas of concern pointed out during the ‘signing in’ process
  • All residents advised to carry and use torches during dark hours
Low
Utilities area (power and water generation units)
All visitors and residents including group supervisory staff
High
  • Buildings kept lock
  • Keys to the buildings kept in a safe place and inaccessible to residents unless basic instruction of the safe operation of the plant has been received
  • The exterior of the buildings clearly signed as to the inherent risk within i.e. Danger of Electric Shock etc
  • Residents asked to contact the warden should any problems arise so that they can be fixed/addressed by the warden
Low
House security/intruders
All visitors and residents including group supervisory staff
Medium
  • The house is equipped with lockable doors using that are able to be worked without a key from the inside
  • Given the house is the only habitable building on the island the real risk is low but on spring tides the causeway does dry at night and also fishermen do stay over and fish at night. For this reason it is recommended that the house be locked when the residents are sleeping
  • The house is always sole occupancy so there will never be individuals that are not known to the occupants in residence
Very Low
Hot water
Residents including group supervisory staff
Medium
  • All residents should be informed of the risk
  • The hot water is not heated to a very high temperature and this is controlled by a thermostat that is not accessible to residents
  • The showers have a ‘normal maximum’ which prevents accidental use of only hot water thus reducing the temperature to a safe working level
Low
Breakage of glass in windows and doors
All visitors and residents including group supervisory staff
Medium
  • All glass next to fire escapes or that extends to the floor is toughened
  • All windows are double glazed and as such have a high strength
Low
Burns as a result of the use of the open fire
Residents including group supervisory staff
High
  • The fire is to be used only under the direct supervision of a responsible adult
  • The fire should never be left unattended
  • Serious consideration should be made as to the appropriateness of an open fire when the group contains minors
  • A fireguard should be used at all times
Medium/Low
Burns/scalds and general injuries obtained from using the kitchen
Residents including group supervisory staff
High
  • No cooking should be done by minors who are not directly supervised by a responsible adult who has direct responsibility for the minor/s in their charge
  • A fire blanket and fire extinguisher is provided in case of a fire
  • It is recommended that numbers be kept to a minimum in the kitchen and only those who are cooking/cleaning be allowed to enter the kitchen during periods of catering activity
  • It is also recommended that the door to the outside from the kitchen be kept locked to prevent general access in and out of the house through the kitchen
  • A first aid kit is provided for use by residents in the kitchen
Medium/Low
Outbreak of a fire in the house
All visitors and residents including group supervisory staff
High
  • A fire action plan is positioned in all rooms in a prominent place
  • All residents should be made aware of the procedures should a fire be discovered
  • The house has a compliant fire warning system that is regularly checked and service and is tested monthly
  • Fire extinguishers are provided on both levels of the house that are of an appropriate type as recommended by the Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service
  • A fire escape is provided as an alternative exit from the first floor and there are numerous exits on the ground floor
  • All lockable doors are provided with locking mechanisms designed to be operated from the inside without a key
  • A ‘grab box’ is provided outside of the house which contains sleeping bags, group shelters and a first aid kit as well as a phone to summon help
Low
Food Hygiene
Residents including group supervisory staff
Medium
  • Residents will be catering for themselves and as such should implement their own suitable procedures
  • A fridge is provided as well as a small freezer
  • No food is left on the premises by other groups
  • All food should be brought by the group for the group so the age, origin and suitability of food stuffs is known to the group leader
  • It is recommended that all utensils used for cooking are washed prior to use to ensure that they are clean and free from bacteria that may have accumulated as a result of these items not being used regularly
  • A hand washing facility is provided within the kitchen for use by residents
Low
What is the risk
Level changes and uneven surfaces around the outside of the buildings
Who Might be Harmed and How
All visitors and residents including group supervisory staff
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • Handrails provided where deemed appropriate
  • All residents shown around the property and areas of concern pointed out during the ‘signing in’ process
  • All residents advised to carry and use torches during dark hours
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
Utilities area (power and water generation units)
Who Might be Harmed and How
All visitors and residents including group supervisory staff
Level of Risk
High
Control Measures Implemented
  • Buildings kept lock
  • Keys to the buildings kept in a safe place and inaccessible to residents unless basic instruction of the safe operation of the plant has been received
  • The exterior of the buildings clearly signed as to the inherent risk within i.e. Danger of Electric Shock etc
  • Residents asked to contact the warden should any problems arise so that they can be fixed/addressed by the warden
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
House security/intruders
Who Might be Harmed and How
All visitors and residents including group supervisory staff
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • The house is equipped with lockable doors using that are able to be worked without a key from the inside
  • Given the house is the only habitable building on the island the real risk is low but on spring tides the causeway does dry at night and also fishermen do stay over and fish at night. For this reason it is recommended that the house be locked when the residents are sleeping
  • The house is always sole occupancy so there will never be individuals that are not known to the occupants in residence
Remaining Risk After Controls
Very Low
What is the risk
Hot water
Who Might be Harmed and How
Residents including group supervisory staff
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • All residents should be informed of the risk
  • The hot water is not heated to a very high temperature and this is controlled by a thermostat that is not accessible to residents
  • The showers have a ‘normal maximum’ which prevents accidental use of only hot water thus reducing the temperature to a safe working level
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
Breakage of glass in windows and doors
Who Might be Harmed and How
All visitors and residents including group supervisory staff
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • All glass next to fire escapes or that extends to the floor is toughened
  • All windows are double glazed and as such have a high strength
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
Burns as a result of the use of the open fire
Who Might be Harmed and How
Residents including group supervisory staff
Level of Risk
High
Control Measures Implemented
  • The fire is to be used only under the direct supervision of a responsible adult
  • The fire should never be left unattended
  • Serious consideration should be made as to the appropriateness of an open fire when the group contains minors
  • A fireguard should be used at all times
Remaining Risk After Controls
Medium/Low
What is the risk
Burns/scalds and general injuries obtained from using the kitchen
Who Might be Harmed and How
Residents including group supervisory staff
Level of Risk
High
Control Measures Implemented
  • No cooking should be done by minors who are not directly supervised by a responsible adult who has direct responsibility for the minor/s in their charge
  • A fire blanket and fire extinguisher is provided in case of a fire
  • It is recommended that numbers be kept to a minimum in the kitchen and only those who are cooking/cleaning be allowed to enter the kitchen during periods of catering activity
  • It is also recommended that the door to the outside from the kitchen be kept locked to prevent general access in and out of the house through the kitchen
  • A first aid kit is provided for use by residents in the kitchen
Remaining Risk After Controls
Medium/Low
What is the risk
Outbreak of a fire in the house
Who Might be Harmed and How
All visitors and residents including group supervisory staff
Level of Risk
High
Control Measures Implemented
  • A fire action plan is positioned in all rooms in a prominent place
  • All residents should be made aware of the procedures should a fire be discovered
  • The house has a compliant fire warning system that is regularly checked and service and is tested monthly
  • Fire extinguishers are provided on both levels of the house that are of an appropriate type as recommended by the Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service
  • A fire escape is provided as an alternative exit from the first floor and there are numerous exits on the ground floor
  • All lockable doors are provided with locking mechanisms designed to be operated from the inside without a key
  • A ‘grab box’ is provided outside of the house which contains sleeping bags, group shelters and a first aid kit as well as a phone to summon help
Remaining Risk After Controls
Low
What is the risk
Food Hygiene
Who Might be Harmed and How
Residents including group supervisory staff
Level of Risk
Medium
Control Measures Implemented
  • Residents will be catering for themselves and as such should implement their own suitable procedures
  • A fridge is provided as well as a small freezer
  • No food is left on the premises by other groups
  • All food should be brought by the group for the group so the age, origin and suitability of food stuffs is known to the group leader
  • It is recommended that all utensils used for cooking are washed prior to use to ensure that they are clean and free from bacteria that may have accumulated as a result of these items not being used regularly
  • A hand washing facility is provided within the kitchen for use by residents
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 – info@lihouisland.com or call Mobile – 07781 120421 or Answer phone 266294