RISK ASSESSMENT FOR BSC CADET TRAINING 2020

For the purpose of this document:

Hazard levels are considered as:

High Death, Major Injury or Serious Illness could occur.

Medium Serious Injuries or Ill Health could occur, but no hospitalisation

Low Less Serious Injury

Risk levels are considered as:

High Where it is more likely or near certain that harm could occur

Medium Where harm is possible / likely to occur

Low Where harm is unlikely and will seldom occur

Responsibilities are:

PSS   Principal of RYA training centre
SSM   Sailing School Manager
CI        Chief Instructor of RYA training centre
W        BSC warden
GL      Group Leaders
H&P   House and Precincts committee
       Club Steward and Assistant Steward
CS      Cadet Skipper

SAILING/DROWNING

HAZARD HAZARD LEVEL CONTROLS IN PLACE RISK LEVEL

PERSON
RESPONSIBLE

DROWNING  HIGH
  • Sufficient Safety Boat cover is in place on the water
  • All Safety Craft are driven by PB2 qualified drivers and equipped with appropriate Safety equipment per the standard inventory
  • All training participants checked for appropriately sized, correctly fitted buoyancy aid to be worn at all times on or near the water. Adult helpers also to wear Buoyancy Aids.
  • RYA Qualified helpers to have a valid First Aid Certificates
 LOW

GL


PSS

CI/SI/GL

ENTRAPMENT  HIGH
  • Entrapment virtually impossible with Toppers & Optimist
  • Wayfarers/Quests: There is usually a qualified instructor on board and they are fairly simply rigged without a lot of ropes to get tangled in
  • No RYA training takes place in high performance Trapeze boats.
  • Depth of water means full inversion is unlikely as mast hits the mud.
  • Sufficient Safety Boat Cover is in place on the water at all times to attend quickly to any capsized craft.
  • All safety craft equipped with VHF radios and tools
 LOW  GL


INJURIES INVOLVING POWERBOATS


HAZARD  HAZARD LEVEL  CONTROLS IN PLACE  RISK LEVEL   PERSON RESPONSIBLE
WATER ENVIRONMENT  HIGH
  • Safety boat crews must wear personal buoyancy and be dressed appropriately for the weather/ water temperature.
  • All crew must be aware of the danger of falling overboard and how to hold on correctly
 LOW  CI

 GL
EQUIPMENT  LOW
  • All safety craft are driven by PB2 qualified drivers.
  • All craft are equipped with appropriate safety equipment per the standard inventory.
  • All Safety Craft are fitted with kill cords, which must be worn at all times and tested at the beginning of each session 
 LOW  CI
 W+H&P
 GL
RESCUE PROCEDURES  HIGH
  • Drivers must not approach people in the water at high speed; vessels must slow down before turning towards the person to be assisted.
  • Safety boat crew should be aware of the risks of entrapment, and injury from propeller of Safety Craft. 
 LOW  GL

 GL
                           

OTHER POTENTIAL INJURIES

 
 HAZARD HAZARD LEVEL   CONTROLS IN PLACE  RISK LEVEL PERSON RESPONSIBLE 
 SLIPPING OVER ON LAKE SLIPWAY  MEDIUM
  • Small craft are launched from the bank
  • Larger craft are launched from the slipway with sufficient adult assistance.
  • Non-slip mat permanently fitted and reviewed annually
  • Verbal warning given
 LOW

 CI
 CI
 S
 S
 CI / GL 

 SLIPPING OVER ON LAKE PONTOON  LOW
  • Pontoon scrubbed prior to use.
  • Deck Scrubber kept in lake dinghy rack
 LOW  S
 WATER BASED ILLNESS  HIGH
  • Water to be tested in the lake if necessary.
  • Swimming strongly discouraged
 LOW

 PSS
 CI/GL

 HYPOTHERMIA  LOW • Participants appropriately dressed  LOW  GL
 HEAT STROKE AND SUNBURN  MEDIUM
  • Sun hats encouraged.
  • Careful monitoring of effects of sun.
  • Cadets encouraged to bring and use sun cream.
  • Water available by the lake for drinking 
 LOW  GL
 GL
 GL
 CI
MAJOR AND MINOR INJURIES WHILST TAKING PART IN ORGANISED ACTIVITIES  HIGH &
   LOW
  • All RYA qualified helpers up to date First Aid Certificates
  • Subsidised First Aid training available to all Club Members as part of the Winter Training Programme.
  • First Aid kits at lake during organised activities.
  • First Aid kits on River Safety Cover Boats.
  • Ice-Gel Packs in Members Galley freezer.
  • First Aid kit in Disabled toilet
  • Emergency grab box/ Defibrillator in entrance hall
  • Safety issues are covered in initial briefing for training period
  • Appropriate instructions re safety in boats to be given by group leaders to each group
  • A mobile telephone will be at the Lake during all training sessions for contacting 999.
  • Parents/Legal guardians of cadets under 18 years of age must sign a Medical Consent Form before their child is permitted to take part in any organised cadet events/activities. Renewed annually.
  • Volunteers/instructors of organised cadet events to be made aware of any cadets with medical conditions.
  • Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult whilst taking part in cadet sailing activities.
  • Emergency contact numbers to be kept on the premises during organised cadet events.
  • Accidents to be recorded in Accident Folder – in training room.
  • Any cadet who needs transportation to a medical facility, when not being transported by their parent/legal guardian, must be transported by two adults (child protection) 
 LOW

SSM

BSC

CS/SI/GL

PSS/W

PSS/W

PSS/W

CI

GL

CI

CS

CS

CS

CS

CS



SAFEGUARDING

HAZARD 

HAZARD
LEVEL 

CONTROLS IN PLACE   RISK LEVEL  PERSON
RESPONSIBLE

 SAFEGUARDING

 HIGH
  • Child protection documents in place as follows (as per RYA guidelines)
    1) BSC Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy & Procedures
    2) BSC Good Practice Guide for Instructors, Coaches & Volunteers
    3) BSC Code of Conduct
  • Documents to be read and signed by all instructors and volunteers who attend organised cadet events.
  • Procedures to be followed
 LOW

 PSS

CS

CS


GENERAL HAZARDS

TRAFFIC/TRACTOR
ACCIDENT
MEDIUM 
  • “Sleeping Policemen” along Club approach road,     
  • No cars allowed in top dinghy park or slipway. Area
  • Chain across ramp access when tractor moving on the ramp
  • Tractor driving limited to a small number of approved tractor drivers                                                                                                                               
 LOW                    H&P                            
STRAINS DUE TO MOVING EQUIPMENT AND
LAUNCHING AND RECOVERING BOATS FROM RIVER
 LOW
  • Teamwork to involve sufficient people, cadets and adults, to move equipment.
  • Trolleys used wherever possible 
 LOW  GL

Issued by the Rear Commodore                     
Reviewed December 2019

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