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Risk Assessment and Management System Activity:

ABSEILING

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ACCIDENT, INJURY, OTHER FORMS OF LOSS

Head Injuries Limb Injuries Falling Rope burn Entrapment – Fingers/hair/clothing

NORMAL OPERATIONS

HAZARDS, PERILS AND DANGERS

PEOPLE

EMERGENCY

RISK MANAGEMENT STRATAGIES

CAUSAL FACTORS

RISKS

Date:

1. Head Injury – falling debris 2. Limb Injury • Major • Minor 3. Falling 4. Entrapment of hair/finger/clothing in descending device 5. Rope burn

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

All clients issued with a protective helmet All clients to wear sturdy footwear, briefed on ‘strong’ abseil position All clients kept away from edge on crag unless clipped to a safety line All clients briefed on keeping fingers away from the descender. All long hair to be tied up. All clients issued with protective gloves.

Instructors trained in 1st Aid, Implement 1st Aid, Trip leader to carry cell phone Instructors trained in 1st Aid, Implement 1st Aid, Trip leader to carry cell phone Instructors trained in 1st Aid, Implement 1st Aid, Trip leader to carry cell phone Abseil system must be releasable, Instructors trained in 1st Aid, Implement 1st Aid, Trip leader to carry cell phone 5. Instructors trained in 1st Aid, Implement 1st Aid, Trip leader to carry cell phone

1. 2. 3. 4.

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Head Injuries Limb Injuries Falling Rope burn Entrapment – Fingers/hair/clothing

EQUIPMENT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

NORMAL OPERATIONS

Helmet Harness Ropes Karabiners Descender Anchors First Aid Kit Footwear Equipment Jam Equipment failure

1. No client allowed to abseil without a helmet, checked by instructor 2. No client allowed to abseil without a harness, checked by instructor 3. No client allowed to abseil without appropriate footwear, checked by instructor 4. Ropes: Static rope used for abseil line, dynamic rope used for safety line, logged and checked after use 5. Karabiners: logged and checked after used 6. Descenders: logged and checked after use 7. Anchors: multiple independent anchors used. Checked before and after use 8. First Aid Kit: each instructor to carry 1st Aid Kit 9. Instructor trained to escape the system and assist. 10. All equipment meticulously and regularly inspected, logged and maintained.

1. 2. 3. 4. EMERGENCY

RISKS

• • • •

HAZARDS, PERILS AND DANGERS

CAUSAL FACTORS RISK MANAGEMENT STRATAGIES

ACCIDENT, INJURY, OTHER FORMS OF LOSS

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5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

No client allowed to abseil without a helmet No client allowed to abseil without a harness No client allowed to abseil without appropriate footwear Ropes: Separate ropes for abseil and safety line, Instructor trained in 1st Aid, implement 1st Aid Karabiners: Two karabiners per person, separate 1 for each rope, Instructor trained in 1st Aid, implement 1st Aid Descenders: Instructor trained in 1st Aid, implement 1st Aid Anchors: separate anchor for each rope, Instructor trained in 1st Aid, implement 1st Aid First Aid Kit: Instructor trained in 1st Aid, if kit used then incident to be logged and kit restocked Equipment Jam: Instructor trained in improvised rescue techniques Equipment failure: Instructor trained in emergency rescue procedures. Carry cell phone.

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HAZARDS, PERILS AND DANGERS NORMAL OPERATIONS EMERGENCY

RISKS RISK MANAGEMENT STRATAGIES

CAUSAL FACTORS

ACCIDENT, INJURY, OTHER FORMS OF LOSS

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Head Injuries Limb Injuries Falling Rope burn Entrapment – Fingers/hair/clothing

ENVIRONMENT 1. 2. 3. 4.

Weather Falling debris Access / Egress Crag

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Trip leader to have checked forecast 24hrs in advance All clients briefed on dangers of falling debris and to stand clear of bottom of crag. Helmets to be worn at all times above and below the crag. All clients briefed on uneven terrain and dangers of it All clients briefed on nature of crag and dangers of it

1. Weather: Splash reserves the right to change venue or cancel due to inclement weather 2. Falling debris: All clients briefed on danger of falling debris, Instructors trained in 1st Aid, implement 1st Aid, trip leader to carry cell phone 3. Access / Egress: All clients briefed on danger of uneven terrain, Instructors trained in 1st Aid, Implement 1st Aid, trip leader to carry cell phone 4. Crag: All clients briefed on nature of crag, Instructors trained in 1st Aid, Implement 1st Aid, trip leader to carry cell phone

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Mountaineering Instructors Certificate / SPA Member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors Outdoor 1st Aid Adventure Activity Licensing Authority (if working with under 18s)

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All guides to carry 1st aid kit and own harness & helmet Splash Standard Operating Procedures BCU / SCA / SRA codes of conduct Splash White Water Rafting equipment log

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Weather interpretation ‘Big picture’ awareness 1st Aid Read warning signs of uncomfortable, distressed or sick clients High level of safety awareness Excellent group leadership and control skills Regular refresher courses and training upgrades SIGNATURE

NAME OF SPLASH REPRESENTATIVE DATE

CLIENT APPROVAL

FINAL DECISION ON IMPLEMENTING ACTIVITY

SKILLS REQUIERD BY STAFF

POLICIES AND GUIDELINES RECOMMENDED

RELEVANT INDUSTRY STANDARDS APPLICABLE

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NAME

SIGNATURE

DATE

DESIGNATION

CLIENT COMMENTS / SUGGESTIONS

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