Hazard Identification School ............................... Visit To: Palace Green WHS Durham Hazard Who may be Risk rating Control measure Further action Is risk List significant hazards which may affected? H/M/L List existing controls or note where List the risks which are not adequately adequately result in serious harm or affect several this information may be found. controlled and proposed action where people. it is reasonable practicable to do so. controlled? Y/N Narrow paths Staff, Adult M All members of party to be Suggest walking in pairs Y Owengate and Dun Cow Lane are helpers and informed prior to visit. along narrow roads with narrow streets Footpaths on the North and South Pupils Bollards present on North adequate adult supervision. Baileys are narrow Bailey path. Cobbles Staff, Adult M All members of party to be Preliminary visit suggested. Y Uneven surfaces and cobbling on many helpers and informed prior to visit. Recommend walking carefully and of the roads and pathways, Dun Cow slowly on cobbled areas. Lane, Owengate and South Bailey. Pupils Groups with disabled members may be affected. Loose paving Staff, Adult M All members of party to be Group leaders to be aware Y Some paving slabs lifted on North helpers and informed prior to visit. of these areas and take Bailey path. Pupils extra care when guiding pupils. Coal chute covers Staff, Adult M All members of party to be Coal chute covers should Y Metal covers for coal chute are present helpers and informed prior to visit. not be touched or lifted by on some houses along North and South Bailey, these will be heavy and may be Pupils any member of the party. sharp or loose. Pupils should be observed carefully. Traffic Staff, Adult H All members of party to be Group leaders to be aware Y Irregular traffic such as buses and cars helpers and informed prior to visit. of traffic. travelling along North and South Baileys and around Palace Green via Pupils Supervise pupils closely, ensure that where possible paths are used for Owengate and Dun Cow Lane. walking and to stop along the trail. Caution when crossing roads. Inclines and Slopes Staff, Adult M All members of party to be Preliminary visit suggested. Y Regular steep inclines and slopes on helpers and informed prior to visit. Recommend extreme care on steep Dun Cow Lane and Owengate and along slopes, supervise pupils closely. North and South Baileys. Steps behind Pupils Handrails on steps leading Groups with disabled members may be Cathedral (from river) to Cathedral from river affected. path. Pedestrians Staff, Adult L All members of party to be Group leaders to supervise Y The World Heritage Site, Palace Green, helpers and informed prior to visit. pupils when walking. River path and Baileys are used regularly by visitors and students. Pupils Ensure pupils walk in pairs, caution when stopping along trail, be aware of other path users. Entrances to buildings Staff, Adult M All members of party to be Group leaders to open Y If visiting Cathedral, Castle, Churches helpers and informed prior to visit. heavy doors. or Visitors centre be aware of heavy doors and steps at entrances. Pupils Handrails present on most Supervise children on steps and though doorways. Avoid pushing, staircases. children to enter buildings one at a time. River Path Staff, Adult H All members of party to be Groups to be closely Y Unpaved public footpath along river, helpers and informed prior to visit. supervised. overhanging trees present, may be slippery when wet and could contain Pupils Children to be warned about trip hazards and should not touch dogs or tripping hazards, occasionally used by any other animals seen. cyclists and dog walkers.
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