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									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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