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Managing Risk on Youth Expeditions

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Ollie Bray's Talk at the Leading Edge Young Leaders Expediton Training Course.

Ollie Bray's Talk at the Leading Edge Young Leaders Expediton Training Course.

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  • 1. Measuring Risk on
    Youth Expeditions
    Ollie Bray
  • 2. background
    procedure
    the law
    risk assessment
    questions
  • 3.
  • 4.
  • 5.
  • 6.
  • 7.
  • 8.
    Risk is an inherent part of the
    human spirit. Without it we cannot
    grow spiritually and discover our true being.
    To experience the warmth of shared human
    experiences in challenging situations and environments is to find peace.
    From: ‘And The Mountains Shall Bring Peace’

    Risk?
  • 9. The Law
    Civil (Roman Law) Vs Criminal Law
    Based on neglect
  • 10. Duty of care
    Establishing neglect is likely to be based on an act or omission in relation to acontract.
    In our line of work the contract is usually a Duty of Care.
  • 11. When is there a duty of care?
    A designated leader of a group owe a duty of care to its members, not only contractually but also by accepting responsibility.
    For an expedition a duty of care is owed to under 18s (‘in Loco Perentis’)
  • 12. ‘In Loco Perentis’
    The duty is: -
    ‘to take the care that one would expect reasonably prudent parents to take’
    Leaders are recognised as having this duty during the provision of expedition activities.
  • 13. care
  • 14. ?
    Being able to demonstrate a level of care:
    • Demonstrate that good practice is being followed.
    • 15. Actively manage and control the group.
    • 16. Assess the risks as an ongoing process – be open about them.
    • 17. Be aware of typical incidents and how to respond.
    • 18. Operate appropriately for your level of training and experience and be prepared for foreseeable situations.
    • 19. Take normal decisions (what would respected peers do now?).
    • 20. Use equipment is accepted ways.
    • 21. Ensure that you have the relevant personal details of the participants.
  • Risk Assessment
    All activities involve risk
  • 22.
  • 23.
  • 24.
  • 25.
  • 26. Risk Assessment
    A risk assessment is nothing more than a careful examination of what could cause harm to people during your expedition.
    The aim is to make sure that no one gets hurt or becomes ill.
  • 27. Some definitions
    Risk means the chance, great or small, that someone will be harmed by a hazard.
    Hazard means anything that can cause harm.
  • 28. think about
  • 29. Air travel
  • 30. Cooking
  • 31. Water
  • 32. Route
  • 33. Navigation
  • 34. Risks caused by
    control measures
  • 35. Manual handling
  • 36. Changing physical factors
  • 37. Thinking
    Ahead
  • 38. Reliant on the weather
  • 39. Hot
  • 40. Cold
  • 41. Training
  • 42. Civilisation
    =
  • 43. The accident equation
    human
    hazards
    accident
    potential
    physical
    hazards
  • 44. Natural Risks
    All can kill or cause serious injury
  • 51. Human Risks
    • Lack of leadership
    • 52. Failure to plan
    • 53. Lack of skill / training
    • 54. Lack of judgment
    • 55. 3rd party
    • 56. Over-ambitious
    • 57. Poor communication
    • 58. Failure to care for one another
  • Formal risk assessment
    Step 1– look for hazards
    Step 2– decide who might be harmed
    Step 3– Evaluate the risks and decide whether the existing precautions or procedures are adequate or whether more should be done.
    Step 4– Record your findings
    Step 5– Review your assessment and revise it if necessary
  • 59. collaborative process
  • 60.
  • 61. In short
    Acknowledge the Risk
    Assess the risk
    Manage the risk (control measures)
    Review the process
  • 62.
  • 63.
  • 64. Look for opportunities
  • 65. Blog Search
  • 66. Leading Edge
  • 67. Royal Geographical Society
  • 68. Young Explorers Trust
  • 69. Lonely Planet
  • 70. Google Earth
  • 71. olliebray@gmail.com
    www.olliebray.com
    @olliebray