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					HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK RISK ASSESSMENT (2004 REVISION OF FORM A)                                                          SHEET NUMBER                1 of 4
(Please attach map or other notes if this helps)                                                                               e.g.   1   of   3
This form is for staff or volunteers responsible for a Trust site or a Trust activity. You have a responsibility to assess the risks and undertake precautions
which reduce significant risks. This form is to help with your assessment.
Name of site …Fingringhoe Wick…………... Date of assessment …03/01/2012……….. Assessed by …Hannah Elkington…………….….
Are you undertaking this assessment for a whole site or a particular activity? Please specify ……Woodland studies…………………………….……
                                                                            Risk of injury                                                         Risk of injury with
            Description of hazard                Who is at risk?                                      Precautions needed to reduce risks              precautions
                                                                        Severity   Likelihood:                                                     Severity   Likelihood:
                                                                        of injury: high/med/                                                       of injury:  high/med
                                                                        high/med/ low                                                              high/med/ / low
                                                                        low                                                                        low
Insect bites / stings                      All                          LOW         LOW             Advise of risk in talk before activity        LOW         LOW
                                                                                                    Advise we cannot provide
                                                                                                     antihistamine medicine.
                                                                                                    Advise which creatures to avoid
                                                                                                    Identify stinging nettles and thorns
                                                                                                     and make group aware.
                                                                                                    Advise the safe capture and release
                                                                                                     of creatures.
                                                                                                    Be aware of any children with
                                                                                                     allergies and their medicine.
Contact with plants and natural            All                          MED         MED             Advise of risk in talk before activity.       MED         LOW
materials
                                                                                                    Warn no hand to mouth/eye contact.
                                                                                                    Advise no eating of any plants /
                                                                                                     berries etc.
                                                                                                    Identify and warn of any hazardous
                                                                                                     plants / fungi.
                                                                                                    Wash hands after activity at first
                                                                                                     available opportunity.
                                                                                                    Advise no contact with any fungi

    Please copy blank forms as needed. Please return completed forms to your Line Manager. A copy will be sent back to you with any comments.
Revised Oct 2004
HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK RISK ASSESSMENT (2004 REVISION OF FORM A)                                                          SHEET NUMBER                2 of 4
(Please attach map or other notes if this helps)                                                                               e.g.   1   of   3
This form is for staff or volunteers responsible for a Trust site or a Trust activity. You have a responsibility to assess the risks and undertake precautions
which reduce significant risks. This form is to help with your assessment.
Name of site …Fingringhoe Wick…………... Date of assessment …03/01/2012……….. Assessed by …Hannah Elkington…………….….
Are you undertaking this assessment for a whole site or a particular activity? Please specify ……Woodland studies…………………………….……
                                                                            Risk of injury                                                         Risk of injury with
            Description of hazard                Who is at risk?                                      Precautions needed to reduce risks              precautions
                                                                        Severity   Likelihood:                                                     Severity   Likelihood:
                                                                        of injury: high/med/                                                       of injury:  high/med
                                                                        high/med/ low                                                              high/med/ / low
                                                                        low                                                                        low
Slips / trips / falls                      All                          MED         MED             Advise risk in talk before activity.          MED         LOW
                                                                                                    Check site before activity and
                                                                                                     remove any trip hazards or advise
                                                                                                     adults to avoid.
                                                                                                    No running, advise to watch where
                                                                                                     walking as uneven surface.
                                                                                                    Monitor behaviour.

Injury from branches/ vegetation           All                          MED         MED             Check site before activity and     MED                    LOW
                                                                                                     remove any hazardous branches or
                                                                                                     advise adults to avoid.
                                                                                                    No running and watch where walking
                                                                                                     at all times.
                                                                                                    Point out thorn bushes

                                                                                                    Advise no hand to mouth/eye
Soil - borne diseases                      All                          LOW         LOW                                                            LOW         LOW
                                                                                                     contact.
                                                                                                    Wash hand after activity at first
                                                                                                     available opportunity.
                                                                                                    No eating during activity.


    Please copy blank forms as needed. Please return completed forms to your Line Manager. A copy will be sent back to you with any comments.
Revised Oct 2004
HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK RISK ASSESSMENT (2004 REVISION OF FORM A)                                                          SHEET NUMBER                3   of    4
(Please attach map or other notes if this helps)                                                                               e.g.   1   of   3
This form is for staff or volunteers responsible for a Trust site or a Trust activity. You have a responsibility to assess the risks and undertake precautions
which reduce significant risks. This form is to help with your assessment.
Name of site …Fingringhoe Wick…………... Date of assessment …03/01/2012……….. Assessed by …Hannah Elkington…………….….
Are you undertaking this assessment for a whole site or a particular activity? Please specify ……Woodland studies…………………………….……
                                                                            Risk of injury                                                         Risk of injury with
            Description of hazard                Who is at risk?                                      Precautions needed to reduce risks              precautions
                                                                        Severity   Likelihood:                                                     Severity   Likelihood:
                                                                        of injury: high/med/                                                       of injury:  high/med
                                                                        high/med/ low                                                              high/med/ / low
                                                                        low                                                                        low
Weather                                    All                          MED         MED             Advise appropriate clothing /                 MED            LOW
                                                                                                     sunscreen before visit.
                                                                                                    Stop activity if conditions cause risk
                                                                                                     to increase.
                                                                                                    Do not let children study in direct
                                                                                                     sunlight for prolonged periods of
                                                                                                     time.
                                                                                                    Do not use woodland area in storms
                                                                                                     / high winds
                                                                                                    After this type of weather check for
                                                                                                     safety before using area again
                                           All                          MED                         Group leader to choose a safe tree            MED            LOW
Tree shaking                                                                        MED              to work on.
                                                                                                    Ensure group leader shakes the
                                                                                                     tree.
                                                                                                    Ensure children don’t look up at tree
                                                                                                     to avoid pieces falling in eyes.
                                                                                                    Ensure children stand back to avoid
                                                                                                     falling sticks.


Revised Oct 2004
    Please copy blank forms as needed. Please return completed forms to your Line Manager. A copy will be sent back to you with any comments.

HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK RISK ASSESSMENT (2004 REVISION OF FORM A)                                                           SHEET NUMBER                4 of 4
(Please attach map or other notes if this helps)                                                                               e.g.   1   of    3
This form is for staff or volunteers responsible for a Trust site or a Trust activity. You have a responsibility to assess the risks and undertake precautions
which reduce significant risks. This form is to help with your assessment.
Name of site …Fingringhoe Wick……………... Date of assessment …03/01/2012……….. Assessed by Hannah Elkington……………….….
Are you undertaking this assessment for a whole site or a particular activity? Please specify …Woodland studies………….……
                                                                            Risk of injury                                                          Risk of injury with
            Description of hazard                Who is at risk?                                      Precautions needed to reduce risks               precautions
                                                                        Severity   Likelihood:                                                      Severity   Likelihood:
                                                                        of injury: high/med/                                                        of injury:  high/med
                                                                        high/med/ low                                                               high/med/ / low
                                                                        low                                                                         low
Ticks and tick borne diseases              All                          HIGH        MED             Advise about appropriate clothing –            HIGH        LOW
                                                                                                     long sleeve tops, long trousers,
                                                                                                     suitable footwear (e.g. trainers,
                                                                                                     boots).
                                                                                                    Try to avoid known areas where
                                                                                                     ticks may be abundant.
                                                                                                    Carry tick removal tool in first aid kit
                                                                                                     at all times.
                                                                                                    Advise people to check thoroughly
                                                                                                     for any ticks after activity.
                                                                                                    If tick found remove carefully with
                                                                                                     tick twister and advise to seek
                                                                                                     medical advice if any symptoms
                                                                                                     occur.




    Please copy blank forms as needed. Please return completed forms to your Line Manager. A copy will be sent back to you with any comments.
Revised Oct 2004

				
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