"GENERIC RISK ASSESSMENT � ACTIVITIES LOCAL TO THE ESTABLISHMENT "
GENERIC RISK ASSESSMENT FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES REVIEWED BY CS 07/2008 GENERIC RISK ASSESSMENT – FARM VISITS State the location and type of visit GROUP SIZE Young people: Adults: ESTABLISHMENT WHO MIGHT BE HARMED: HAZARDS (e.g. what might EXISTING CONTROL MEASURES Write YES if in IF: RESIDUAL go wrong) place, NO - State action to be taken with RISK RATING (including lack of / NO if not timescales High, inadequate (or N/A) NO - Any additional control Medium, Low arrangements) measures YES - Site specific details Poor decision making Leader competence must be approved by Establishment OVC. Leader must pre- and leadership visit venue. Hazards on site Site is pre-visited by leader and risk assessed. Briefing given to staff and young including machinery, people on expectations and behaviour chemicals, slurry pits, animals, barbed wire, Plan visit and supervision to minimise risks. electric fences Avoid moving machinery Do not climb on bales, walls or fences Keep away from slurry tanks Do not touch barbed wire or electric fences Do not touch or feed animals unless the farm personnel are supervising/give permission NB arrangements at farms can change daily. Re-assess at start of visit. Ongoing assessment by leader at start and during activity Infection and illness Follow guidance in Children’s Services policy section 11 (including E Coli Avoid transmission of infection from hand to mouth. 0157) Check hand washing facilities on pre-visit Wash hands thoroughly before eating Change or clean footwear before leaving site, wash hands Ratios of under fives one adult to two children. Pregnant women avoid contact with lambing ewes ASSESSMENT CARRIED OUT BY: SIGNED: DATE: (THE CONTENT OF THIS RISK ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN SHARED (Group Leader) WITH AND UNDERSTOOD BY ALL STAFF MEMBERS TAKING PART IN THE VISIT) GENERIC RISK ASSESSMENT FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES REVIEWED BY CS 07/2008 Make sure any cuts or grazes are covered by waterproof plasters Only eat food in designated areas Read and follow guidance in the DfES guidance ‘A Handbook for Group Leaders”. If young people or staff are ill after the visit advise them to contact a doctor and explain they have had recent contact with animals Clothing and Ensure that young people wear appropriate clothing including sturdy equipment outdoor shoes (not sandals) or Wellingtons Group control Pre-planning of activities and supervision Close supervision, large groups split into small groups each with leader known to young people. Overall leader remains in touch with all groups and can recall effectively. No impromptu swimming or paddling allowed, see swimming risk assessment Supervisors must understand their role and the need for young people to wash their hands thoroughly after contact with animals. ASSESSMENT CARRIED OUT BY: SIGNED: DATE: (THE CONTENT OF THIS RISK ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN SHARED (Group Leader) WITH AND UNDERSTOOD BY ALL STAFF MEMBERS TAKING PART IN THE VISIT) GENERIC RISK ASSESSMENT FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES REVIEWED BY CS 07/2008 SPECIFIC RISK ASSESSMENT – FARM VISITS State the location and type of visit GROUP SIZE Young ESTABLISHMENT people: Adults: WHO MIGHT BE HARMED: HAZARDS (e.g. what might go wrong) EXISTING CONTROL MEASURES Write YES if in (including lack of / inadequate arrangements) place, NO if not (or N/A) PLAN ‘B’ ON-GOING RISK ASSESSMENT Tick when Have staff been instructed to carry out ON-GOING risk assessments throughout the visit / activity e.g. as regards to changes of weather, tiredness / illness in the group, completed behaviour, problems made known by other groups at the same location etc. OFF-SITE VISITS COORDINATOR’S (OVC) COMMENTS (if any): SIGNED DATE HEAD OF ESTABLISHMENT APPROVAL: SIGNED REVIEW DATE COMMENTS: