Event Risk Assessment

THE IRREGULARS LDWA

RISK ASSESSMENT

HANGOVER HIKE

(UPDATED DEC 2017 - REFER TO ROUTE DESCRIPTION & MAP)

 

 

Para No

Grid Ref

Hazard

Risk Level

Control Measures

Throughout

Throughout the route

Rough & uneven ground throughout, with some steep climbs & descents. Some footpaths may be overgrown and slippery when wet.  Footpaths where flag stoned may be uneven & slippery when wet.  As this is a winter event, this is highly likely.

Low

Caution to be taken throughout the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL ROUTES - HAZARDS TO FIRST CP (BUCKET DROP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-5

SE249208-235202

Canal path.

Low

Caution to be taken at all times when walking on canal paths they can become wet/muddy. Icy/slippery. In particular this early section of the walk when, after the mass start, the path may be crowded.

8

SE233198-233197

Urban street walking.

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available.

9

SE233197

Road crossing.

Low

Cross road with caution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONG ROUTE HAZARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

SE225192-221191

Farm track/lane walking.

Low

Caution farm vehicles.

22-24

SE212189-212184

Rural lane walking.

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic.

27

SE205173

Road crossing B6118

Low

Cross road with caution.

44-45

SE207152-206152

Road crossings A642

Low

Cross road with caution. Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. 

51-52

SE214146-217146

Minor road crossing and walking (Paul Lane & Cockermouth Lane).

Low

Cross road with caution. Walk facing oncoming traffic. 

61

SE230145

Minor road crossing.

Low

Cross road with caution.

75-77

SE245233-249135

Minor road walking in Emley.

Low

Cross road with caution. Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. 

87

SE261148

Road crossing A637.

Low

Cross road with caution.

89-91

SE260151-259157

Minor road walking.

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available.

98-100

SE274154-279163

Minor road crossing (B6117) and walking.

Low

Cross road with caution. Walk facing oncoming traffic. 

110-113

SE285169-290173

Minor road crossing and walking (Balk Lane).

Low

Cross road with caution. Walk facing oncoming traffic. 

114-119

SE290173-249208

Canal path.

Low

Caution to be taken at all times when walking on canal paths they can become wet/muddy. Icy/slippery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDIUM ROUTE HAZARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

SE225192-221191

Farm track/lane walking.

Low

Caution farm vehicles.

22-24

SE212189-212184

Rural lane walking.

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic.

27

SE205173

Road crossing B6118

Low

Cross road with caution.

44-45

SE207152-206152

Road crossings A642

Low

Cross road with caution. Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. 

51-52

SE214146-217146

Minor road crossing and walking (Paul Lane & Cockermouth Lane).

Low

Cross road with caution. Walk facing oncoming traffic. 

61

SE230145

Minor road crossing.

Low

Cross road with caution.

75-77

SE245233-249135

Minor road walking in Emley.

Low

Cross road with caution. Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. 

87

SE261148

Road crossing A637.

Low

Cross road with caution.

96

SE256166

Minor road crossing

Low

Cross road with caution.

98

SE259170

Road crossing A642.

Low

Cross road with caution.

103

SE265175

Minor road crossing.

Low

Cross road with caution.

104-105

SE265175-258185

Minor road walking.

 

Walk on pavement facing oncoming traffic. When pavement on right ends, cross road with caution and continue walking on pavement on left side.

105

SE258185

Minor (busy) road crossing B6117.

Low

Cross road with caution.

117-121

SE258194-249208

Canal path.

Low

Caution to be taken at all times when walking on canal paths, they can become wet/muddy. Icy/slippery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHORT ROUTE HAZARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12-16

SE234194-233185

Rural lane walking.

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic.

18

SE234184

Minor road walking & crossing.

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic.

30

SE234175

Minor road walking & crossing.

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic.

48

SE255165

Road crossing A642.

Low

Cross road with caution.

48-49

SE255165-257166

Minor road walking & crossing.

 

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. Cross road with caution. 

52

SE256166

Minor road crossing

Low

Cross road with caution.

53

SE259170

Road crossing A642.

Low

Cross road with caution.

59

SE265175

Minor road crossing.

Low

Cross road with caution.

60-61

SE265175-258185

Minor road walking.

 

Walk on pavement facing oncoming traffic. When pavement on right ends, cross road with caution and continue walking on pavement on left side.

61

SE258185

Minor (busy) road crossing B6117.

Low

Cross road with caution.

73-76

SE258194-249208

Canal path.

Low

Caution to be taken at all times when walking on canal paths, they can become wet/muddy. Icy/slippery.

 

Risk Scoring System

The scoring system used works by looking at potential hazards and assessing them in the following manner:

Measures of Likelihood (A)

VALUE

How likely is it based on previous experience that the hazard will become an issue?

1

Very Unlikely

2

Unlikely

3

Likely

4

Very Likely

5

Near Certain

 

Measures of Impact (B)

VALUE

What is the potential severity of the outcome?

 

OUTCOME (PHYSICAL IMPACT/ DISRUPTION TO EVENT/ FINANCIAL IMPACT)

PHYSICAL OR OTHER DAMAGE

FINANCIAL OR OTHER LOSS

1

Minor Injury/ minor disruption to the event

Minor

Minor

2

First Aid Injury/Illness/ some disruption to event

Moderate

Moderate

3

Reportable Injury/Illness (>3 days lost)/ significant disruption to event

Serious

Serious

4

Major Injury Long Term Absence/ major disruption to event/ significant financial loss (25-50% loss)

Major

Major

5

Fatality/ cancellation of event/ major financial loss (>50% loss)

Extensive

Extensive

 

The two factors may then be multiplied together to create a score, with a maximum of 25.

Dependent on the outcome of this calculation a risk will be designated as follows (risk score = likelihood x impact):

 

IMPACT

 

 

LIKELIHOOD

 

1

2

3

4

5

1

1

2

3

4

5

2

2

4

6

8

10

3

3

6

9

12

15

4

4

8

12

16

20

5

5

10

15

20

25

 

This score then leads to a suggested course of action for how to handle the risks in the following way:

high risk

16-25

action required to eliminate or reduce the risk

medium risk

8-15

action highly desirable (10+ greater priority)

low risk

1-6

action discretionary

 

The risk scores are assessed as being those which remain after mitigating actions have been taken. As preparation for the event moves on and mitigation measures are identified & implemented, risks identified in the higher level categories will significantly reduce as the likelihood of them becoming live issues, diminishes. This Risk Assessment will therefore be a ‘living’ document that evolves until by the time that the event is held, the number of higher-level risks reduced.  Although a number, such as the risk of bad weather conditions, can never be fully eliminated.