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					RISK ASSESSMENT FORM
BRISTOL SCHOOL OF ART, MEDIA AND DESIGN. Activity assessed: (Scope) A generic Risk Assessment for Field Trips organised by the Faculty Staff. Assessed by: Award Leader or Trip Leader Endorsed by: Head of School

Who might be harmed: Staff, Students, the Public N/K Risk factors S
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Date of Assessment:

Review Date: On return from trip, comments to be made and placed on file for future travellers.

How many exposed to risk: Risk description (with potential for harmful outcome) Road accidents; leading from minor injury to death

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Existing control measures All employed drivers are fully trained and possess a current and valid PSV licence. All coaches used, have undergone a regular maintenance schedule and have a valid MOT. The drivers’, when driving on the continent are aware of the need to decant their passengers in laybys and carparks not busy roads. Prior to departure, all members of the party are reminded of their responsibilities and the correct code of behaviour.

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Risk Level 8

Additional control measures needed On booking the field trip, the organiser must be sure that a competent driver and well maintained vehicle is provided. The driver must be familiar with Continental driving rules and awareness. Easily understood directions (maps) are to be supplied. Tour Leader to monitor behaviour and advise the offenders as necessary. If the offender refuses to desist then the Leader will make arrangements for the offender to leave the party and return to

By whom

By when

Untrained driver. Driver at the wheel too long, Ill maintained vehicle, Wrong type of vehicle:A UK pattern coach with passengers leaving the vehicle through the normal access door into the path of oncoming continental vehicles.

Trip organiser

Before each trip.

3

Improper behaviour by staff/students, possible injury.

3

Bad behaviour brought about by indiscipline, skylarking, alcohol/substance abuse. Loose morals.

4

12

Tour Leader

During trip

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Violent activity, leading to injuries

2

Physical violence. Verbal abuse Serious assault

3

Getting lost or going missing. Possible kidnap and assault

2

Poor maps. Lack of directions Under the influence of alcohol/substances Unable to speak the local language. Meeting people of dubious character.

Prior to departure, all party members are advised on how to conduct themselves in stressful situations. To walk away, do not respond, be polite, call for help, walk about in a minimum of pairs. Know where your colleagues are. Ensure room doors are locked at night. Before booking accommodation, contact the local police for advice on the locality’s conduct. Speak to people who have been there before. Clear and concise town/city maps to be issued. Carry a valid Passport. Inform all party members of the accommodation telephone number and address. To be carried at all times. All party members to inform either their colleagues or a member of staff their expected location/s Each person on the trip must supply a good quality passport type photograph to the trip leader, (this will aid the police in case of emergency.) Take a phrase book to ensure one can talk to the local population. Do not abuse alcohol etc. be aware stay sober.

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6

UWE Trip Leader/Staff to monitor the situation and be aware if possible of the location of each tour member.

Trip Leader & Staff

During the trip.

3

6

Trip Leader/staff to ensure good maps are issued and is aware of the location of all trip members.

All trip members

During the trip

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Poor accommodation. (Injuries possible)

3

Cheap accommodation. Poor Fire Exits Poor escape routes Insanitary bathrooms Poor security of rooms and possessions. Contaminated bedding. Too many persons in a room.

Refrain from becoming involved with people who offer immoral services. All accommodation is booked via UWE approved Travel Agents and is of good standard in a safe location.

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6

Trip leader to ensure the accommodation is of good quality prior to departure.

Trip Leader

Before departure .

HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
1 2 3 Animals Atmosphere Behaviour 4 5 6 Dusts/fibres Electricity Environment 7 8 9 Fall Fires Hand tools 10 11 12 Hazardous substance Hot/cold Machinery 13 14 15 Manual handling Micro-organisms Noise/vibration 16 17 18 Organisational Posture Pressure 19 20 21 Radiation Traffic Weather

RISK LEVEL SEVERITY
1 – Minor harm 2 – Minor harm needing treatment and/or recovery off the job 3 – Harm requiring short-term absence for full recovery 4 – Major harm with long-term absence and possible disability 5 – Fatality

ACTION LEVEL LIKELIHOOD
1 – Extremely unlikely 2 – Unlikely 3 – Possible 4 – Likely 5 – Very likely

POINTS
1–2 3–5 6 – 12 15 – 16 20 – 25

RISK
NEGLIGIBLE ACCEPTABLE MODERATE HIGH INTOLERABLE

ACTION
No action necessary Although tolerable, apply “so far as is reasonably practicable” Some further measures required Immediate action necessary to reduce the risk Immediate action – cease the activity or do not start


				
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