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					                                   10th Birkenhead Scouts
                         Camp Risk Assessments

The following risk assessments apply to all camps run by, or attended by, members of the Group.
The control measures given below cover risks associated with most of the hazards commonly encountered on
camp, however, at the planning stage for each camp, an evaluation must be undertaken as to the actual perceived
hazards that may be encountered during the planned camp and, where necessary, further risk assessment and
control measures are to be produced to cover each hazard.
It is a requirement of the camp approval that all adult attending the camp read and understand these risk
assessments.
        Hazard                            Risk                     RF               Control Measures
1   Transport to and        i. Motion sickness                    High   a. Travel sickness medication to be
    from campsite etc.                                                      administered in good time prior to
                                                                            departure.

                            ii. Slips, trips and falls            Med    b. All minors to remain seated
                                                                            throughout journeys.

                            iii. Toilet stops                     High   c. Toilet breaks when available
2   Vehicular traffic on    i. Road Traffic Accident              Low    a. Vehicles to be restricted to designated
    site                                                                    areas.
                                                                         b. Sufficiency of Leaders to supervise
                                                                         c. Instructions to minors
3   Proximity of camp to    i. Minors leaving site.               Med    a. Sufficiency of Leaders to supervise
    public road                                                          b. Instructions to minors.

                            ii. Unauthorised persons on site      Med    a. Institute a ‘Challenge Strangers’
                                                                            culture.
4   Greenfield site         i. Slips, trips and falls due to      Med    a. Instruction on arrival at campsite.
                               uneven ground                             b. Sufficiency of Leaders to supervise
                                                                         c. First Aid station and emergency plan
                            ii. Slips, trips and falls over guy   High      for hospital treatment.
                                ropes and tent pegs
5   Number of persons       i. Lost minors on site                Low    a. Site familiarisation for all in group.
    on site                                                              c. Sufficiency of Leaders to allow for
                                                                            campsite searches.

                            ii. Emergency procedures              Med    a. Fire drill
                                                                         b. Emergency checklist to be available at
                                                                            muster point.

                            iii. Theft                            Med    a. No valuables to be taken to camp i.e.
                                                                            I-pods, Gameboys etc.
                                                                         b. All monies to be handed in to section
                                                                            Leader for safekeeping before
                                                                            departure.
6   Proximity of tents      i. Fire                               Low    a. Fire extinguishers to be available at all
                                                                            times
                                                                         b. Fire blankets to be available at all
                                                                            times
                                                                         c. No means of ignition to be allowed in
                                                                            or around tents

                            ii. Noise and unruly behaviour        Med    a. Sufficiency of Leaders to supervise
                                                                         b. Plan ‘B’ - stand over minors until
                                                                            asleep.
                                10th Birkenhead Scouts
                       Camp Risk Assessments
7   Kitchen – Sharps      i. Cuts, scalds and burns           High   a. No minors allowed in the kitchen
    and heat                                                            tent/area unless under close one-to-
                                                                        one supervision by adult at all times.
8   Basic hygiene         i. Illness due to hand to mouth     High   a. Ensure that basic hygiene is
                             contamination                              maintained.
9   Age of Minors         i. Homesickness                     High   a. No mobile phones to be allowed at
                                                                        camp
                                                                     b. A full programme of events to prevent
                                                                        boredom
                                                                     c. ‘Buddy’ system for inexperienced
                                                                        minors.

                          ii. Unruly behaviour                Med    a. Sufficiency of Leaders to supervise
                                                                     b. A full programme of events to prevent
                                                                        boredom
                                                                     c. Rules on behaviour to be made clear
                                                                        to minors and parents before
                                                                        departure explaining that
                                                                        unacceptable behaviour will warrant
                                                                        parents being requested to pick up
                                                                        their child from camp.
                                                                     d. Collective sleeping arrangements
                                                                        should not be used i.e. all minors
                                                                        should not sleep in one garage tent.
                                                                     e. Disruptive minor should be excluded
                                                                        from activity to allow program to
                                                                        continue

                          iii. Sickness                       High   a. Spare sleeping bags to be available.

                          iv. Bed wetting/Soiling             Low    a.   Question parents before departure.
                                                                     b.   Kit inspections every morning.
                                                                     c.   Spare sleeping bags to be available.
10 Illness on camp        i. Risk of sickness spreading       Med    a.   Leaders to maintain careful watch
                             through camp.                                over sick person

                          ii. Risk of health of sick person   Med    b. Consider at the earliest possibility
                              deteriorating.                            removing person from site or, if this is
                                                                        not possible, sick person to be
                                                                        isolated from rest of camp and local
                                                                        doctor/hospital consulted.
11 Organised activities   i. Harm due to high risk activity   Low    a. Safety procedures and rules to be
   on or off site                                                       followed at all times.
                                                                     b. Activities to be Supervised by a
                                                                        qualified instructor,
                                                                     c. Sufficiency of own Leaders to assist in
                                                                        control.
12 Visits to managed      i. Slips, trips and falls due to    Low    a. Instruction on arrival at campsite.
   underground venues        uneven ground                           b. Hard hats to be worn.
                                                                     c. Rules and regulations to be followed
                                                                        at all times.
                                                                     d. No climbing handrails. No pushing.
                                                                     e. Sufficiency of Leaders to supervise

                          ii. Hypothermia due to cold         Med    a. Warm clothing to be worn whilst
                              environment underground                   underground
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                           Camp Risk Assessments
13 Non-managed              i. Persons left behind / lost /   High   a. Minors to be split into groups of no
   activities off camp         abducted.                                more than three and assign to each
                                                                        Leader.
                            ii. Vehicular traffic dangers     High   b. Each leader to check his/her charges
                                                                        regularly.
14 Toilet visits on site    i. Lost minors                    Low    a. Ensure minors make Leader aware
                                                                        they wish to go to toilet and report
                                                                        back to same Leader afterwards.
15 Boat trips               i. Persons left behind on         Med    a. Minors to be split into groups of no
                               quayside / boat                          more than three and assign to each
                                                                        Leader.
                                                                     b. Each leader to check his/her charges
                                                                        before and after moving onto/off boat.
                                                                     c. Each leader to check his/her charges
                                                                        regularly

                            ii. Fall from boat                Med    a. Each leader is to ensure his/her
                                                                        charges do not climb or wander away.
16 Fire Lighting            i. Burns                          Med    a. Leader in charge to supervise minor
                                                                        lighting fire.
                                                                     b. Assistant Leader(s) to closely
                                                                        supervise other minors.
                                                                     c. Fire Blanket and Fire Bucket or
                                                                        extinguisher to be at hand.
17 Backwoods cooking        i. Burns                          Med    a. Leader(s) to supervise minors whilst
                                                                        fire is lit.
                                                                     b. Fire Blanket and Fire Bucket or
                                                                        extinguisher to be at hand.
18 Mixed sex camps          i. Inappropriate behaviour        Med    a. Wherever possible, sleeping
                               between sexes                            arrangements should not be of mix
                                                                        sex.
                                                                     b. Where insufficient numbers make
                                                                        single sex sleeping arrangements
                                                                        impractical, a reasonable decision is
                                                                        to be made, based on known
                                                                        behavioural characteristics of minors
                                                                        attending camp, age and numbers.
                                                                     c. Where mixed sleeping is deemed
                                                                        unavoidable and practical, each child’s
                                                                        parents or guardians must approve
                                                                        proposals.

                            ii. Lack of privacy               Low    a. In line with the POR, facilities or
                                                                        measures must be put in place to
                                                                        ensure adequate privacy for minors,
                                                                        for example when changing or
                                                                        washing.
19 Storage of               i. Access by minors               Low    a. All medications, unless needed for
   Medications                                                          immediate treatment of conditions
                                                                        such as diabetes or asthma, must be
                                                                        stored in a locked container.
                                                                     b. All medications must be labelled with
                                                                        the patients name and relevant
                                                                        dosage.
            10th Birkenhead Scouts
         Camp Risk Assessments

Hazard          Risk       RF        Control Measures

				
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