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					                                                                       Form F – Risk Assessment




Completed by:                                             Supervising Master:
Date:                                  Trip/Expedition dates;                                                                     Review Date:

Hazard                          Who           What              What control measures are already in place to                     What, if any, further          How have those
                                                                                                                                                                who might be
                                might be      injuries          prevent harm being caused?                                        action is necessary to        affected by the
                                harmed?       might                                                                               reduce risks (‘so far as is   hazard been
(anything that may cause                      they                                                                                reasonably practicable’)?     informed of the
harm)                           (Masters,                                                                                                                       relevant control
                                              sustain?                                                                                                          measures?
                                boys,         (Death, serious
                                accompanyi    illness, head
                                              injuries,
                                ng adults)
                                              broken bones,
Journey from Eton to destination (incl. all intermediate stops)
Travel – Hired coach
leaving boys behind             boys          none              accurate lists and headcount; control of getting on and off use
                                                                mobile phones to contact Security
road accident                   all           any               reputable coach company; driver qualified; driving regs.
                                                                followed; vehicle properly maintained; full seat belts fitted;
                                                                boys briefed to stay in seats with belts on; luggage stowed
                                                                securely and not in aisles
other traffic                   boys          any                coach pulls up with door on pavement side; boys to stand
                                                                clear of coach when moving; staff to supervise road crossing
                                                                where appropriate
slips, trips and falls          boys          minor to           aisles kept clear; seat belts worn; first aid kit available
                                              medium

lone leader incapacitated       boys          none               designated senior boy carries emergency phone number
                                                                (Security 01753 671001)
luggage handling                all           back strain       boys to bring minimum luggage, two small bags being better
                                                                than one large one; help to be sought when handling heavy or
                                                                oversized items
travel sickness                 all           illness           advice to parents, boys and staff before trip on sickness and
                                                                possible medications
TRAVEL - Air
boys getting lost to and from   boys          none              head counts; adults carry list of boys; stay in small groups;     phone the leader; stick to
airport, and getting lost at                                    carry mobile phones; rendezvous points and times agreed;          agreed rendezvous
airport                                                         controlled getting on and off transport to airport, and plane.    arrangements
slips, trips and falls          all           minor to          clear instructions, eg. about carousels; in plane keep aisles
                                              medium            clear; first aid kit available; follow instructions from cabin
                                                                crew
behaviour                       boys          minor             policy on alcohol appropriate to the age group; consideration
                                                                for other passengers, eg. noise levels
travel sickness              all    illness       advice to parents, boys and staff before trip about sickness and
                                                  medication; check on fear of flying; monitor during flight
illness                      all    illness       leader carries mobile phone and can call for medical help; first   leader carries medical advice
                                                  aid kit to hand                                                    and consent forms
deep vein thrombosis         all    serious       on long flights ensure all walk around every so often
loss or theft of property    all    none          boys briefed about care of possessions; risk of pickpockets,
                                                  muggers after phones; leader carry emergency money
major incident on plane      all    any           ensure all know safety and emergency instructions; go through      Consult the sheet 'Emergency
                                                  'Emergencies' risk assessment and find the 'General' section of    Contact details' in Annex 3
                                                  this Excel file. Copy and paste it in.
lone leader incapacitated    boys   none          designated senior boy carries emergency phone number
                                                  (Security 01753 671001)
luggage handling             all    back strain   boys to bring minimum luggage, two small bags being better
                                                  than one large one; help to be sought when handling heavy or
                                                  oversized items
TRAVEL - car
leaving boys behind and      boys   none          accurate lists; periodic rendezvous arrangements and
losing them on the journey                        headcounts
road accident                all    any           driver properly qualified; driving regulations followed; driver
                                                  and vehicle properly insured
breakdown                    all    none          vehicle well maintained; driver/vehicle has breakdown cover
driver                       all    none          driver CRB checked; driver properly qualified and insured
driver becoming              all    any           mobile phones carried; contingency plan in place
incapacitated
TRAVEL - ferries
leaving boys behind and      boys   none          accurate lists; periodic rendezvous arrangements and
losing them on the vessel                         headcounts; boys to stay in small groups.
slips, trips and falls       all    minor to      briefing about safety on board; first aid kit available; regular
(including overboard)               major         checks
behaviour                    boys   minor         policy on alcohol appropriate to the age group; consideration
                                                  for other passengers, eg. noise levels
sea sickness                 all    illness       advice to parents, boys and staff before trip about sickness and
                                                  medication; monitor during crossing
lone leader incapacitated    boys   none          designated senior boy carries emergency phone number
                                                  (Security 01753 671001)
luggage handling             all    back strain   boys to bring minimum luggage, two small bags being better
                                                  than one large one; help to be sought when handling heavy or
                                                  oversized items




Residential accommodation at destination
unsuitable accommodation     all    none          preliminary visit or reliable advice; leader carries money to
                                                  relocate
fire or other emergency      all    any           fire procedures made clear; exits and rendezvous points
                                                     known; fire drill if necessary; adults and hotel staff have list
                                                     of whole party; no smoking; adults always available
slips and falls                 all    minor to      clear briefing about hazards, incl windows and balconies - no
                                       major         leaning out or other dangerous stunts
theft                           all                  boys briefed about care of possessions; risk of pickpockets,
                                                     muggers after phones; leader carry emergency money;
                                                     valuables left with hotel manager
personal safety                 all                  front doors locked if a flat; no strangers allowed in; adult
                                                     always in the house when boys are there; if a hostel boys must
                                                     not be there on their own
behaviour                       boys                 consideration for others; school rules apply
cooking (in hostels)            boys                 briefing about safety; supervision may be necessary
host parent                     boys                 have confirmation of host parents’ suitability




Practical activities undertaken at the destination
getting lost                    boys                 clear briefing; accurate lists of boys; rendezvous places and      phone the group leader
                                                     times known; boys keep in small groups; all carry mobile
                                                     phone, numbers carried by all
personal safety                 boys                 some city areas should be out of bounds; brief boys about          phone leader and/or
                                                     approaches by strangers, and about thieves; groups must keep       emergency services
                                                     together
traffic                         boys                 brief boys about taking care, and if abroad, remind about local
                                                     regs. (eg. traffic on right, no jaywalking)
slips, trips and falls          boys                 leader identifies specific hazards; boys briefed on safety and     phone group leader; leader
                                                     keeping together and emergency routines; first aid kit on hand     knows the locations of
                                                                                                                        hospitals and how to contact
                                                                                                                        the emergency services
theft and loss of possessions   all                  boys briefed about care of possessions, and about risks of
                                                     pickpockets and muggers
sickness and illness            all                  first aid kit to hand; boys briefed about eating and drinking
                                                     precautions
behaviour                       boys                 briefing on need to follow instructions, consideration for
                                                     others, and on responsible behaviour
getting lost when walking       boys                 clear briefing; accurate lists of boys; rendezvous places and      escape' routes known; phone
                                                     times known; boys keep in small groups; all carry mobile           the group leader
                                                     phone, numbers carried by all; maps issued, whistles may be
                                                     appropriate; stick to agreed routes
slips, trips and falls          boys                 leader identifies specific hazards; boys briefed on safety ,       phone group leader;
                                                     keeping together and emergency routines; first aid kits            emergency routines put into
                                                     available; survival bags may be appropriate                        action; leader knows locations
                                                                                                                        of hospitals and how to
                                                                                                                        contact emergency services
weather                      all                          leader aware of forecast for the day; contingency plans            contingency plans
                                                          known; warm clothing (incl hats and gloves) and waterproofs
                                                          available
sickness and illness         all                          first aid kit to hand; boys briefed about eating and drinking
                                                          precautions
ROWING AT GB TRIAL
crash,                       boy            minor to      Safety plan, marshals, safety craft, athletes briefed              ARA safety plan
                                            major
capsize                      boy            hypothermia   Safety plan, marshals, safety craft, athletes briefed, boys have   ARA safety plan
                                            , drowning    done capsize drill
    Cycling to the Lake      boys & staff                     cycling rules, enforcememnt of lights; cycle track
IN THE BOATHOUSES
Rigging                      boys and       minor         first aid kit to be available for cuts and dissinfection
                             staff
Boatbay doors - incorrect    boys and       medium        boys not to open boatbay doors
use                          staff
Blades falling from racks    boys and       minor         secure racking
                             staff
tripping on objects on the   boys and       minor         equipment kept neatly to the sides
floor                        staff
Injury from                  boys and       significant   boys not allowed to go near barriered working area of
tools/equipment in           staff                        workbay
workbay
Injury from falling fuel     boys and       medium        instruction in correct use of the lid
locker lid                   staff
Getting struck by            boys and       minor         warning to all boys to be vigilant and deliberate in their
equipment being carried      staff                        transport of equipment
Falling off boxes whilst     boys and       minor         instruction and supervision of all top rack deracking
putting boat away on top     staff
racks
Falling into blade pit       boys and       medium        blade pits protected by brightly coloured wooden
                             staff                        barriers
walking into racked boat     all            minor          education of safety in the boathouse
Falling off trailer whilst   boys and       medium         instructed in loading/unloading. Younger boys not
loading/unloading            staff                        allowed at height
risk of fire                 all            major         all fuel kept in fuel locker. Only boatmen refuel tanks
injury from handling         all            major         only boatmen repair or remove motors. Boys never in
motors                                                    contact with 'live' engines
IN THE GYM
Misuse of equipment          boys and       significant   boys are not allowed to use the equipment without
                             staff                        previous instructions, coach supervision and appropriate
                                                          loading
                                                          Observance in all respects of the ARA Water safety code:
                                                          coaches in launches to be equipped with appropriate
AFLOAT (general)                                          lifejacket and ARA safety kits (and to be aware of their
                                                          content/uses). All coaches to be familiar with the
                                                      Emergency safety procedures. Coaches should check all
                                                      equipment before use. Coaches to have communication
                                                      tools (radios, mobiles)
                                                      boys forbidden from swimming in river/lake. Capsized boys
                                                      put in shower/sent back. Open wounds dressed & boys
Weil's Disease                  all       major       sent to san. Doctors issue guidelines for symptoms (go to
                                                      San)
                                                      don't go out in bad conditions (designated safety officer
                                                      with final say), cover by safety launch, boats maintained to
boat filling with water        boys       major       high level, boats now built with enclosed buoyancy
                                                      compartments
                                                      don't go out in poor visibility conditions. Never on water in
visibility problems             all       major       the dark.
                                        staff/older   lifejackets worn. Launch driving test taken (eton college
launch collision/capsize      major                   internal test), killcord fitted in all launches
                                           boys
                                       boys and
effects of the sun            minor
                                       staff            boys instructed in care of headwear and suncream.
     DORNEY LAKE
                                                      Boys coached to be aware and go dead slow in this
                              medium      boys
collision in boating area                             area.
collision between boats
rowing in oppsite             medium      boys        Practice Circulation Pattern in Safety Instructions leaves
directions during practice                            empty lanes between crews going in opposite directions.
collision between boats
rowing in oppsite             medium      boys
directions during race                                circulation pattern as above
damage and injury                                     All boats meet ARA safety standard. Safety launch on
                              medium      boys
resulting from collision                              standby
Capsize during race           medium      boys        Safety launch. Every boys done capsize drill.
capsize during practice       medium      boys        Safety launch. Every boys done capsize drill.
Sudden bad weather                                    Any crews on the water will be moved into the most
causing dangerous                         boys        sheltered lane and shephered back to the landing
conditions                                            stages
Collapse of a boy/athlete
                                          boys
(eg asthma attack)                                    First Aid/emergency service procedure.
Accident involving cyclist-
cyclist- pedestrian on the                  all
cycleway
                                                      Provision laid down in the document "Recommendations
                                                      for Lightning Protection in Sport" available from the ARA
                                                      (Water Safety Committee Chairman, Stuart Ward) to be
                                                      followed: - "Suspension and resumption of play should
 Electrical storm Hazard                    all
                                                      follow the 30/30 rule: play should stop when the flash-to-
                                                      bang count is 30 seconds, and should not resume until
                                                      30 minutes after the last lightning". All crews to leave
                                                      the water immediately,
                                                   Warning in Safety Instructions to crews. Large 'sausage'
   collision with pontoon                          buoy placed on the cable to mark a safe line to take.
                                            boys
            cable                                  Warning notice on bank facing in both directions for
                                                   coxed and coxless boats.
Person falling off pontoon                  boys   Launch if necessary
Non-structured or leisure time (eg. evenings)
danger through disobeying      boys   any          clear briefing to boys about behaviour; school rules apply;
instructions                                       boy can be sent home for gross disobedience
illness                        all    illness      leader carries mobile phone and can call for medical help;         leader carries medical advice
                                                   first aid kit to hand; contact with parents or school is via the   and consent forms
                                                   group leader; phones must be switched off in certain areas, eg.
                                                   planes, concerts, petrol stations
behaviour                      boys                consideration for others; school rules apply
emergencies                    all                 establish nature and extent of incident; account for all
                                                   members of the party; ensure uninjured are safe; render
                                                   first aid; adults to decide on tasks and responsibilities; call
                                                   emergency services; contact Eton College Security, as on
                                                   sheet 'emergency contact details; ensure adult goes with
                                                   casualties to hospitals and remains; adult with casualties
                                                   must carry parental consent forms; ensure remaining
                                                   boys are adequately supervised; arrange for early return
                                                   to base; one adult to stay at place of incident to liaise with
                                                   emergency services
Remote supervision             boys                When boys are out on their own they should be in groups,
                                                   carry a phone and be clear about the rules
safety when away from the      boys                clear briefing; knowing where group going; 'signing' out and       leader remains responsible 24
leader(s) eg. in the evening                       back in if out on own; agreed precautions - stay as group;         hours a day and must be
                                                   keep phones on and secure; rules on eating and drinking and        contactable
                                                   emergency routines followed; boys should be seen on their
                                                   return and , if necessary, checked over; if boys are out with
                                                   their hosts, then leader must make rules clear to the host




Return journey from destination to Eton – as travel above
tiredness of driver            all    any          ensure adequate rest periods
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