Event Risk Assessment

THE IRREGULARS LDWA

RISK ASSESSMENT

MARSDEN MOOR MEANDER

(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.

LOW

Caution to be taken throughout the event.

11

SE039146

Short walk (80yds) along A640.

MEDIUM

Walk facing oncoming traffic

23

SE035155

Road crossing B6114.

LOW

Cross with caution.

33

SE031166

Road crossing A672.

MEDIUM

Position signs warning traffic of walkers crossing. Marshals at CP to assist walkers crossing the road.

34

SE031166 -028166

Access drive.

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic.

35

SE028166

Pike End (Unnumbered) Road.

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic.

SHORT ROUTE

SD983142

Road crossing A672.

MEDIUM

Position signs warning traffic of walkers crossing. Marshals at CP assist walkers crossing the road.

SHORT ROUTE

SE003123

Road crossing A640.

MEDIUM

Cross with caution.

59

SD978120

Road crossing A672.

MEDIUM

Cross with caution.

63

SD987111

Short walk (25yds) along A672.

MEDIUM

Position signs warning traffic of walkers on road. Walk facing oncoming traffic.

66

SE005113 - 017095

Roughly 2 miles along the Pennine Way & Oldham Way.

LOW

Particularly rough underfoot.

67

SE018095

Road crossing A62.

MEDIUM

Position signs warning traffic of walkers crossing.

79 – 84

SE048114 - 047117

Roads in Marsden urban area.

LOW

Use pavements.

 

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.