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									                Jungle Parc UK Ltd Risk Assessment
WRITTEN BY: Christopher Reynolds                                                     TO BE REVIEWED: JULY 2012



The European Standard “Sports and recreational facilities – Ropes courses” comes in two parts: EN 15567 Part 1
(Construction and safety requirements) and EN 15567 Part 2 (Operation requirements). This came into force as
both a European and National (BSi) Standard from March 2009. This, along with some of the issues under the
AAIAC recommendations, are the basis of our Risk Assessment.
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Assessing risks is simple in principle. It involves identifying hazards or examining what in a particular situation
could cause harm or damage and then assessing the likelihood that harm will actually be experienced by a
specified population and what the consequences would be (i.e. the risk). The overall objective is to obtain a view
on how to manage the risk or to compare the risk with other risks. At a conceptual level, it has proved useful to
make a distinction between an assessment of the risks (the evaluation of the likelihood of harm and its
consequences for populations or individuals as described above) and risk control (the prioritisation of risks and
the introduction of measures that might be put in place to reduce, if not prevent, the harm from occurring). This
stems from the belief that an assessment of risks by and large can be scientific and objective but risk control less
so because it integrates the results of an assessment of risks with other critical inputs.
(www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/meetings/ilgra/minrpt1a.htm)

  Jungle Parc UK Ltd risk assessments are written in compliance with the Management of Health and Safety at
  Work Regulations and the assessments are reviewed when it is suspected that the assessments are no longer



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   valid or there has been a significant change. They will be reviewed annually. Jungle Parc recognizes that risk
 assessments are fundamental in ensuring a safely run High Wire Activity Course. By continuous systematic and
dynamic assessment of risk by all Jungle Parc staff, adhering to the operational and safety procedures and policies
                 and continuous training and assessment, risks are reduced to an acceptable level.




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RISK                   RISK PROBABILITY          RISK                     RISK EVALUATION           RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION                                   CONSEQUENCE

What are the hazards   Likelihood of occurring   Who may     Seriousnes   With current control      What           Is the Risk
                                                 be harmed   s of harm    measures rate the risk    further        reduced to
                                                                                                    control        As Low as
                                                                                                    measures       Possible
                                                                                                    are            (ALAP)
                                                                                                    employed
Working at heights;    Medium                    Employee's Very High     Use of Contractors that   All tools to   Yes
   Dropped tools                                Contractors              specialize in high rope   be tied off
   Falling                                                               access construction.      to prevent
   Entanglement                                                          Certified lifting         dropped
   Eye hazards                                                           equipment and rope        objects.
   Tiredness                                                             access equipment.         Contractors
                                                                          Certified PPE             to be rested




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RISK                    RISK PROBABILITY          RISK CONSEQUENCE          RISK                  RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION                                                              EVALUATION

What are the hazards    Likelihood of occurring   Who may     Seriousness   With current          What further    Is the Risk
                                                  be harmed   of harm       control measures      control         reduced to
                                                                            rate the risk         measures are    As Low as
                                                                                                  employed        Possible
                                                                                                                  (ALAP)
          Vertigo      Medium                    Jungle Parc Very High     Safe system of        Supervision     Yes
          Weather                                Employee's Fatality,      work                  of work crews
           conditions                                         disablement   Working in pairs
                                                                            Weather forecast to
                                                                            be consulted
Access to high rope     Low                       Jungle Parc Very High     Cherry pickers (if    Safety         Yes
park and zip line                                 Employee's Fatality,      needed) and ladders   harnesses.
                                                              disablement   to be used            Management
                                                                                                  review of land
Inappropriate use of    Low                       Jungle Parc Very High     Training of           Supervision    Yes
mechanical and                                    Employee's Fatality,      Employees             by
electrical equipment                                          disablement   Correct use of        experienced
                                                                            equipment and PPE     personnel
Electrocution           Medium                    Jungle Parc Very High     Equipment to be       Consider low Yes
                                                  Employee's Fatality,      tested regularly by   voltage
                                                              disablement   qualified             battery tools
                                                                            professional




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RISK                      RISK PROBABILITY          RISK CONSEQUENCE              RISK                     RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION                                                                    EVALUATION

What are the hazards      Likelihood of occurring   Who may       Seriousness     With current             What further   Is the
                                                    be harmed     of harm         control measures         control        Risk
                                                                                  rate the risk            measures are   reduced
                                                                                                           employed       to As Low
                                                                                                                          as
                                                                                                                          Possible
                                                                                                                          (ALAP)
Entanglement              Low                       Course        High to Very    Course design            Regular safety Yes
    In ropes                                       users.        high.           Training of course       checks by
    In nets                                        Employees     Strangulation   users and instructors.   independent
    In chains                                      Jungle Parc   , sprains,      Condition monitoring     surveyors.
                                                    Builders      panic attacks   of course.               ENSURE
                                                                                  Suitable PPE
                                                                                  Supervision of users
                                                                                  and employees
Pinch and trap hazards    Medium                    Course      Medium            Training provided        Supervision      Yes
such as in moving parts                             users.      Cuts, bruises     prior to use.            by trained
zip lines etc.                                      Employees sprains             PPE                      professionals.
                                                    Jungle Parc                                            Long hair and
                                                    Builders                                               loose clothing
                                                                                                           to be tied
                                                                                                           back




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RISK                     RISK PROBABILITY          RISK CONSEQUENCE          RISK                     RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION                                                               EVALUATION

What are the hazards     Likelihood of occurring   Who may     Seriousness   With current             What further     Is the
                                                   be harmed   of harm       control measures         control          Risk
                                                                             rate the risk            measures are     reduced
                                                                                                      employed         to As Low
                                                                                                                       as
                                                                                                                       Possible
                                                                                                                       (ALAP)
PPE                      Low                       Course      Very High     Training of              All PPE to be    Yes
         Unsuitable                               users.      Fatality,     Instructors, customers   inspected
         Damaged                                  Employees disablement     and builders in          before and
         Incorrect                                Jungle Parc               correct use, fitting     after use by
          fitting                                  Builders                  and in looking for       trained
                                                                             damage.                  professionals.
Damage to PPE from                                                           Damaged PPE to be        All PPE to be
sharp objects,                                                               discarded and            registered and
chemicals, UV rays and                                                       removed from             numbered for
general use.                                                                 register.                ongoing
                                                                             Records to be kept of    maintenance
                                                                             checks and               checks.
                                                                             maintenance.             Various sizes
                                                                             Smoking to be            of harnesses
                                                                             prohibited whilst        to be made
                                                                             wearing harnesses        available.




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RISK                    RISK PROBABILITY          RISK CONSEQUENCE          RISK                      RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION                                                              EVALUATION

What are the hazards    Likelihood of occurring   Who may     Seriousness   With current              What further    Is the
                                                  be harmed   of harm       control measures          control         Risk
                                                                            rate the risk             measures are    reduced
                                                                                                      employed        to As Low
                                                                                                                      as
                                                                                                                      Possible
                                                                                                                      (ALAP)
Inappropriate or          Low                     Course      Very High     Training                  Employee        Yes
incorrect selection of                            users.      Fatality,     Thorough research         training in
PPE                                               Employees   disablement   into the best available   Correct PPE
Failure of the work                                                         PPE on the market         Risk
system resulting in falls                                                   and current standards.    Assessments
or impact from falling                                                                                Directives to
objects                                                                                               site builders
Incorrect assessment of Low                       Course      Very High     Load testing of all       Use of          Yes
loadings on high rope                             users.      Fatality,     high rope securing's.     professional
structures and rides                              Employees   disablement   Load testing of all       experienced
                                                                            high rope rides           course
                                                                            Construction by           designers and
                                                                            suitable trained          builders
                                                                            contractors




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RISK                   RISK PROBABILITY          RISK CONSEQUENCE           RISK                   RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION                                                              EVALUATION

What are the hazards   Likelihood of occurring   Who may     Seriousness    With current           What further   Is the
                                                 be harmed   of harm        control measures       control        Risk
                                                                            rate the risk          measures are   reduced
                                                                                                   employed       to As Low
                                                                                                                  as
                                                                                                                  Possible
                                                                                                                  (ALAP)
Uneven ground          Very high                 Course      Low, sprains, Pathways to be made    PPE.            Yes
    Trips                                       users.      grazes        as even as possible    Footwear
    FallsRe                                     Jungle Parc bruises                              suitable for
                                                 Employees                                        outdoor
                                                                                                  activities.
Trips and falls on     Low                       Course      Medium.        Platforms and support Design of       Yes
equipment.                                       users.      Sprains,       areas to be level and course.
                                                 Jungle Parc broken bones   kept clear.
                                                 Employees                  Pre opening
                                                                            inspection




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RISK                    RISK PROBABILITY          RISK CONSEQUENCE            RISK                   RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION                                                                EVALUATION

What are the hazards    Likelihood of occurring   Who may       Seriousness   With current           What            Is the Risk
                                                  be harmed     of harm       control measures       further         reduced to
                                                                              rate the risk          control         As Low as
                                                                                                     measures        Possible
                                                                                                     are             (ALAP)
                                                                                                     employed
Ladders                 Low                       Jungle Parc High            Ladder inspection      Back up         Yes
    Falls                                        Employees Broken            policy                 safety
    Damaged                                                  bones                                  devices.
                                                                                                     Use of
                                                                                                     cherry
                                                                                                     pickers
Falls from course       Low                       Jungle Parc   Very High     Suitable training      Instructor      Yes
     Unclipping from                             Employees     Broken        Inspections prior to   safety briefs
        safety wire                               Course        bones,        use of course.         On course
     Clipping on                                 users         fatality,     PPE maintenance        signage
        incorrectly                                             disablement   policy.                Colour
     Safety system                                                           Park pre opening       coded safety
        failure                                                               checks and regular     system for
     Tree falling                                                            surveys.               load bearing
     PPE Failure                                                             PPE Register           safety
                                                                                                     equipment




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Falling From Course Cont’d

                        Minimum age of 10 years recommended (new rule to commence Feb
                        2012 Compulsorily xplorer course only ), due to learning ability for
                        attaching to safety system (AFNOR standard). Age confirmed on Risk
                        Acknowledgement and Disclaimer (RAD).

                         Minimum heights 1.35m Xplorer & 1.05m Adventurer (wearing
                        footwear) due to course construction and ability to attach to safety cable
                        due to height. Construction documents. Height markers installed at all
                        courses. Instructors carry out check if unsure.

                        Maximum weight of 20.5 stone / 130 kg due to load limits of course
                        (Jacobs and Altus load testing advice). Scales provided at sites.
                        Information provided to customers on booking confirmation documents,
                        Disclaimer and website.

                        Anyone who is deemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs is
                        not permitted access onto the course.

                        Anyone who does not comply with the safety rules and advice and / or
                        unattaches from the safety cable will be removed from the course.

                        Assessments of course participants during the Safety Brief element, so
                        that if a participant completes the first 3 obstacles incorrectly they are
                        asked to repeat the first 3 obstacles; if they still fail to complete this part
                        safely (i.e. they have not understood or cannot understand the safe
                        system of completing the course on their own), they will be removed
                        from the course (and offered a full refund).

                        Anyone who does not have the correct footwear (e.g. sandals) or
                        clothing that may lead to a slip or a trip will not be allowed onto the
                        course.




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RISK                    RISK PROBABILITY          RISK CONSEQUENCE             RISK EVALUATION          RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION

What are the hazards    Likelihood of occurring   Who may       Seriousness    With current control    What           Is the Risk
                                                  be harmed     of harm        measures rate the risk  further        reduced to
                                                                                                       control        As Low as
                                                                                                       measures       Possible
                                                                                                       are            (ALAP)
                                                                                                       employed
Falling onto people     Low                       Jungle Parc   Medium to      Safe system of work     Tree           Yes
using course                                      Employees     high.          Daily pre opening       inspections.
     People                                      Course        Broken bones   check sheet inspections Risk
     Equipment                                   users         disablement    First Aid Givers        assessments.
     Natural objects                                           Cuts bruises   Work area management Periodic
                                                                               Natural object          review of
                                                                               assessment and          course.
                                                                               clearing with aid from  Outside
                                                                               Forestry Agencies       agency
                                                                               PPE use.                assistance
Falling and hitting parts Low                     Jungle Parc   High Broken    Back up safety systems Expert          Yes
of course                                         Employees     bones          Course Design           course
                                                  Course        disablement    Use of padded safety    design and
                                                  users         Cuts bruises   guards and soft         pre use
                                                                               landings                testing




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RISK                       RISK PROBABILITY          RISK CONSEQUENCE                RISK                       RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION                                                                       EVALUATION

What are the hazards       Likelihood of occurring   Who may       Seriousness       With current               What           Is the Risk
                                                     be harmed     of harm           control measures           further        reduced to
                                                                                     rate the risk              control        As Low as
                                                                                                                measures       Possible
                                                                                                                are            (ALAP)
                                                                                                                employed
Swinging onto solid        Low                       Jungle Parc   High              Soft landing areas,        Clear          Yes
items                                                Employees     leg injuries,     woodchips, padded          marked off
     Course                                         Course        cuts, broken      mats where necessary       landing
     Landings                                       Users         bones             PPE . Course               areas.
                                                                                     inspections
Contact by moving          Low                       Jungle Parc   High              Area's around zip line     Supervision    Yes
parts of course / people                             Employees     contact           barrier off.               of zip line
on zip line                                          Course        injuries, cuts,   Padding around stop        and landing
                                                     Users         broken bones      hooks                      area
Fire on course             Low                       Jungle Parc   Very High         Fire Evacuation plan       Fire escapes   Yes
                                                     Employees     Fatality,         specific to each           from course
                                                     Course        serious burns     course.                    at
                                                     Users                           Fire fighting              appropriate
                                                                                     equipment suitable         areas.
                                                                                     for the types of fire to   Inspection
                                                                                     be encountered.            from local
                                                                                                                fire dept.




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RISK                     RISK PROBABILITY          RISK CONSEQUENCE            RISK                    RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION                                                                 EVALUATION

What are the hazards     Likelihood of occurring   Who may       Seriousness   With current            What further      Is the Risk
                                                   be harmed     of harm       control measures        control           reduced to
                                                                               rate the risk           measures are      As Low as
                                                                                                       employed          Possible
                                                                                                                         (ALAP)
Poor weather condition   Very High                 Jungle Parc   Low to        Closure of course       Duty Manager      Yes
    Lightning storm                               Employees     medium.       based on weather        guidelines.
    High winds                                    Course        Heat stroke   professionals and       Re inspection
    Cold. Ice. Snow                               Users         Hypothermia   course manager's        of course after
    Heat                                                        Electric      decision.               closure. Tree
                                                                 shock         First Aid Givers        inspections
                                                                               Local Emergency         after lightning
                                                                               numbers posted          strike
Low light and darkness Very High                   Jungle Parc Low to          Closure of course       Management        Yes
Inability to read signs                            Employees medium            when light reaches an   to review
impaired vision                                    Course      Cuts bruises    unacceptable level.     when course
Inability to see landings                          Users                       Additional lighting     should be
or safety devices                                                              arrangements to         closed due to
                                                                               illuminate the course   bad light or
                                                                               to safe level if        provide
                                                                               possible. (Site         additional
                                                                               specific)               lighting




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RISK                   RISK PROBABILITY          RISK CONSEQUENCE             RISK                  RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION                                                                EVALUATION

What are the hazards   Likelihood of occurring   Who may       Seriousness    With current          What           Is the Risk
                                                 be harmed     of harm        control measures      further        reduced to
                                                                              rate the risk         control        As Low as
                                                                                                    measures       Possible
                                                                                                    are            (ALAP)
                                                                                                    employed
Poor Supervision       Low                       Jungle Parc   Very high      Control of age groups Disclaimers    Yes
    Poor eyesight                               Employees     Fatality,      and ratio of          Terms and
    Incompetence                                Course        disablement    supervision by each   conditions
    Children not                                Users         Cuts bruises   instructor to be      Instructor
       behaving                                                scrapes,       decided on site by    supervision
    Adults                                                    broken bones   site manager.         training.
       disoriented                                                            Medical eye site      Safety rules
                                                                              disclaimer and checks and advice.
                                                                              Adequate patrolling   Use of
                                                                              of course             STOP
                                                                              Maximum numbers       system to
                                                                              allowed on each       control
                                                                              platform              activities
Rowdy Groups           Medium                    Course        High, broken   Exclusion from        Disclaimers    Yes
                                                 users and     bones cuts     course. Use of STOP loss of
                                                 employees     bruises        system                deposits




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RISK                   RISK PROBABILITY          RISK CONSEQUENCE           RISK                    RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION                                                              EVALUATION

What are the hazards   Likelihood of occurring   Who may     Seriousness    With current            What further       Is the Risk
                                                 be harmed   of harm        control measures        control            reduced to
                                                                            rate the risk           measures are       As Low as
                                                                                                    employed           Possible
                                                                                                                       (ALAP)
Unauthorized Users     Low                       Public      Very High      Restrictions to         General security   Yes
                                                             Fatality,      entrances of the        measures,
                                                             disablement    course to be applied    alarms, pad
                                                             broken bones   on a park by park       locks, access
                                                                            basis. Ladders to be    removal
                                                                            removed. Locks
                                                                            employed.
Vandalism              Low                       Course      Very High      Daily pre opening       Documentation      Yes
                                                 Users and                  course inspections      of pre opening
                                                 Employees                                          checks
Incapacitated users    Medium                    Course      Very High      Employee drug and       Written safety     Yes
Due to drugs and                                 Users and                  alcohol policy.         rules and advice
alcohol abuse                                    Jungle Parc                Exclusion from          Observations of
                                                 Employees                  course                  employees
Missing persons        Low                       Course      Medium         Regular patrols over    Emergency          Yes
                                                 Users                      course.                 services contact
                                                                            Missing persons plan    Radios
Mobile phones,ipods    Low                       Users       Medium         Not to be taken aloft   Rules and Regs     Yes




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RISK                   RISK PROBABILITY          RISK CONSEQUENCE          RISK                      RISK CONTROL
IDENTIFICATION                                                             EVALUATION

What are the hazards   Likelihood of occurring   Who may     Seriousness   With current              What           Is the Risk
                                                 be harmed   of harm       control measures          further        reduced to
                                                                           rate the risk             control        As Low as
                                                                                                     measures       Possible
                                                                                                     are            (ALAP)
                                                                                                     employed
Medical conditions     Medium                    Jungle Parc Very High     Disclaimers and self      Medical and    Yes
   Pregnancy                                    Employees Various         certification of health   Disability
   Over weight                                  Course      problems      Terms and conditions      policy.
   Fitness                                      Users                     Safety rules and regs     Weight
   Disablement                                                            Staff training            Restrictions
   Heart problems                                                         First Aid Givers          on
                                                                           Supervision and           Disclaimer
                                                                           assistance
Physiological          Medium                    Jungle Parc Very High     Minimum age to be         Operating      Yes
    Too young                                   Employees Various         set by Management         guidelines
    Too short                                   Course      problems      Minimum height to         set by PPE
    Too heavy                                   Users                     be set by                 and course
    Disabled                                                              management and            designers.
                                                                           availability of PPE       Rules and
                                                                           Maximum weight to         regulations
                                                                           be set by course
                                                                           limitations




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