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Risk Assessment - Number 2

-Track Work-

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Task Description:                             Harrier controlled Friday summer track work

Assessment Completed By:              Lesley Barnes MIOSH Dip2OSH

Date Completed:      14/06/06         Review Date:     Upon change

 

Hazards Identified:

Collision/tripping up other runners, heat exhaustion, dehydration, injury.

Who Can Be Harmed:

Club runners and other runners on the track

Nature of possible harm:

Cuts, grazes and bruises, thermal stress, running injury.

 

SEVERITY

 

H

Fatality, Major injury or illness causing long term disability

 

L/H

M/H

H/H

 

 

M

Injury/Illness causing short term disability

SEVERITY

L/M

M/M

H/M

X

L

Other injury or illness

 

L/L

M/L

H/L

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIKELIHOOD

LIKELIHOOD

 

H

Certain or Near Certain to Occur

 

Plot assessment of Severity against Likelihood & Highlight Value obtained

 

X

M

Reasonably likely to occur

H/H: Avoid Whenever Possible

L/L : May be Ignored

 

 

L

Very Seldom or Never Occurs

 

All other Values Control or Minimise Risk

 

Existing Controls:

Two track Coaches are trained (minimum UKA Level 1 or Fitness in Running & Walking)

and issue training schedules which are published on the notice board and Bedford Harrier’s web sites. 

Runners are split into ability groups by the coaches.

Coaches ensure the ability groups work in separate areas of the track if congestion is likely to occur.

Runners are advised on track etiquette (shouting a warning when approaching from behind, being considerate of other runners)

Coaches are assisted by unofficial timekeepers who look after an ability group either from track side or from within the group.

Sessions are early evening limited to approximately one hour including warm up/down.

Water is available at the stadium.

Runners are advised to wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions.

 

Additional Controls:

This risk assessment to be issued to the relevant coaches.

 

Date Additional Controls Implemented:

 

 Date: 6th July 2006