|Generic Risk Assessment Assessment: Events (generic)
Scope: [Name of Event]
|Volunteer’s Dogs: Dogs should only be brought to sites where they will not disturb wildlife and other livestock and where it is acceptable to the management and other users of the site. Dogs are brought at the owner’s own risk, the group cannot accept any responsibility for their wellbeing.
|Typical uncontrolled outcomes
Crush injuries; back strains; minor cuts and bruises; abuse of trust; distressed children and adults; verbal abuse; sickness and diarrhoea
|Typical groups at risk Volunteers; other site users; general public
Contact with moving vehicles in car parking areas
Slips, trips and falls
Children and young people becoming separated from parents
Handling displays, generators, tables and other equipment
Unsupervised access to children
Fire and bomb threats
Physical and verbal aggression from participants
Car parking will be planned and those guiding cars in will wear hi-visibility clothing.
Displays, gazebos, etc. should be assembled in accordance with manufacturers instructions.
Displays, including guy ropes, must not protrude into walk ways. Highlight guy ropes.
Displays should be assembled before public are admitted to site and dismantled after they depart.
Information and meeting point should be provided and clearly signed.
Locate loading/unloading point to minimise distances for equipment to be carried.
Demonstrate safe lifting and handling techniques.
If available, use wheelbarrows and other handling aids to move heavier items.
Ensure routes for transporting tools and materials are kept clear.
Activities involving children to be in full view of others.
Brief volunteers working with children on safe working practices
Keep walk ways clear of rubbish, cables and other items
Check walk ways frequently throughout event to ensure no build up of rubbish
Prepare evacuation plan and brief all volunteers on its contents.
Avoid volunteers working in isolation.
If confronted be conciliatory, avoid aggravating situation; be prepared to walk away.
|PPE: Items needed may vary according to the activities.
Risk assessment adapated from econetreading.org.uk