RISK ASSESSMENT FOR FOSSIL HUNTS AT BRACKLESHAM

 

 

HAZARD

POTENTIAL HARM

LIKELIHOOD

POTENTIAL TO CAUSE HARM

RISK LEVEL

MEASURES TO CONTROL RISK

Adverse weather (cold and/or wet, aggravated by strong winds)

Chills and numbness of extremities

Likely

Harmful

Substantial risk

Adequate and appropriate clothing

Adverse weather (very hot and/or sunny)

Heat stoke / sunburn

Unlikely

Harmful

Moderate risk

Keep hydrated (bottled water) & wear sun protection

Access across shingle to beach

Slips and falls

Unlikely

Slightly harmful

Moderate risk

Leader to advise of risk

Climbing on groynes

Falls, cuts and grazes

Unlikely

Harmful

Moderate risk

Keep off groynes

Sea (especially when rough) and rock pools

Drowning

Highly unlikely

Extremely harmful

Moderate risk

Keep out of sea and rock pools

Undercut rocks (when exposed)

Collapse into rock pools

Unlikely

Slightly harmful

Tolerable risk

Keep off undercut rocks

Soft & slippery mud (when exposed)

Slips and falls

Unlikely

Slightly harmful

Tolerable risk

Leader to advise of risk

Weaver fish

Poisoning and infection from spines when trodden on

Highly unlikely

Extremely harmful

Moderate risk

Footwear to be worn at all times

Wide beach without obvious landmarks

Children can get lost

Highly unlikely

Harmful

Tolerable risk

Children to be accompanied by a responsible adult and monitored at all times

Kite surfers

Injury by impact or being tangled in kite lines

Likely

Extremely harmful

Intolerable risk

Keep away from kite surfing activities