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    • Health & Safety Risk Assessment Jilly Waterhouse
    • Risk Assessment
      • Risk Assessment is a technique for preventing accidents and ill health by helping people to think about what could go wrong and ways to prevent problems.
      • A risk assessment is usually carried out by a manager or instructors working within a sports environment.
    • Risk Assessment
      • It allows people time to consider what could go wrong in individual activities.
      • The risk assessment examines the possible hazards that may occur, the risks involved, the likelihood of them happening and how the hazards could be prevented.
    • Hazards
      • Hazard
      • A potential source of danger.
      • A hazard is anything with the potential to cause harm. A range of hazards can be found in the workplace. Examples include:
      • Fire, Electricity, Harmful Substances, Damaged/Wet Flooring, Unfastened Shoelaces, Jewellery worn for sports etc..
    • Risks
      • Risk
      • This is the possibility of something bad happening.
      • A risk is linked to the chance of somebody being harmed by the potential hazard.
      • Risks are often categorised into how likely they are to happen.
      • They are usually either High / Medium / Low risk.
    • Risk Assessments
      • Make a list of 5 sports.
      • Try to determine at least 5 hazards and 5 risks you are likely to encounter playing these sports.
    • Undertaking Risk Assessments
      • The formula to calculate risks is:
      • Likelihood x Severity
      • (Where likelihood = is it likely to happen)
      • Unlikely
      • Quite Likely
      • Very Likely
    • Undertaking Risk Assessments
      • (Severity – how bad could the injury be?)
      • No injury/Minor incident
      • Injury requiring medical assistance
      • Major injury or fatality
    • Undertaking Risk Assessments
      • Is the risk worth taking?
      • Likelihood x Severity =
      • Yes, with caution
      • Yes, possibly with caution
      • Yes, possibly with extreme caution
      • Possibly, but with extreme caution
      • Or above – NO!
    • Undertaking Risk Assessments
      • For Example:
      • Falling whilst rock climbing
      • Likelihood (1) x Severity (3) = 3
      • Yes, possibly with extreme caution.
      • Control Measures =
      • Qualified instructor, training, helmets, harnesses, ropes, spotters etc…
    • Undertaking Risk Assessments
      • For Example:
      • Injury using weights in gym
      • Likelihood (1) x Severity (1) = 1
      • Yes, with caution.
      • Control Measures =
      • All gym members to under-go an induction on safe techniques.
    • Undertaking Risk Assessments
      • For Example:
      • Rugby tackling training
      • Likelihood (2) x Severity (1) = 2
      • Yes, possibly with caution.
      • Control Measures =
      • All players to be instructed on good technique when tackling.
    • Undertaking Risk Assessments
      • For Example:
      • Free Climbing (no ropes) in the rain
      • Likelihood (3) x Severity (3) = 9
      • No!
      • Control Measures =
      • Don’t do it, ever!