Event Risk Assessment

THE IRREGULARS LDWA

RISK ASSESSMENT

REGULAR IRREGULAR

(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 & muddy.  Footpaths where flag stoned may be uneven & slippery when wet or icy.  As this is a winter event, this is highly likely.

Low

Caution to be taken throughout the event.

 

 

LOOP 1 LONG ROUTE HAZARDS

 

 

1-4

SE153109 - 149111

Urban street walking.

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. Use recognised pedestrian crossing points where available.  Cross roads with caution where none available.

8

SE145113

Road crossing A6024

Low

Cross road with caution.

9-12

SE145113 - 114114

Urban street walking

Low

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

13

SE143110

Road crossing.

Low

Cross road with caution.

18

SE142108 - 141108

Walk on minor road and road crossing (Oldfield Road)

Low

Walk on pavement.   Cross road with caution.

28

SE135104

Walk on minor road and road crossing (Oldfield Road)

Low

Walk on pavement.   Cross road with caution.

30

SE131107

Minor road crossing (Bradshaw Road).

Low

Cross road with caution.

35

SE12113

Minor road crossing (Meltham Road).

Low

Cross road with caution.

45-46

SE110106 - 107106

Walk on minor road (Meltham Road) and road crossing.

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic. Cross road with caution.

49

SE103101

Road crossing B6107.

Low

 

50

SE103101 - 100094

Walk on minor road/track (Appox 1100yds).

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic.

55

SE103079

Road crossing A635 – Very busy road.

Medium

Signs positioned warning traffic of walkers crossing. Cross with caution.

57-63

SE103079 - 124081

Walk on minor roads (Harden Moss Road approx. 1300yds, Green Gate Road approx. 210yds, Cliff Road approx. 370yds & Mellor Lane approx. 820yds).

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic.

64

SE124081

Road crossing A635 – Very busy road.

Medium

Signs positioned warning traffic of walkers crossing. Cross with caution.

65-66

SE127084 – SE127085

Walk on minor road (Broad Lane).

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic.

77-80

SE138095

Walk on minor road (B6107) through village (Netherthong).

Low

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

82-84

SE139099 - 146104

Walk on minor road (Dean Brook Road approx. 880yds & Upper Hagg Road)

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available.

86

SE149103

Road crossing A6024 – Very busy road.

Medium

Signs positioned warning traffic of walkers crossing. Cross with caution.

86-88

SE149103-153106

Walk on minor road through Holme Valley Caravan Park

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available.

89-92

SE153106-153109

Urban street walking.

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. Use recognised pedestrian crossing points where available.  Cross roads with caution where none available.

 

 

LOOP 2 MEDIUM ROUTE HAZARDS

 

 

201-205

SE153109-159101

Urban street walking including minor road/track.

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. Use recognised pedestrian crossing points where available.  Cross roads with caution where none available.

210

SE158096

Road crossing A616 – Very busy road.

Medium

Signs positioned warning traffic of walkers crossing. Cross with caution.

210-211

SE158096-159094

Urban street walking alongside A616.

Low

Walk on pavement.

211

SE159094

Road crossing A616 – Very busy road.

Medium

Signs positioned warning traffic of walkers crossing. Cross with caution.

212-218

SE159094-163094

Urban street walking including minor road (Halstead Lane) & track.

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. Use recognised pedestrian crossing points where available.  Cross roads with caution where none available.

226-229

SE166086-169086

Urban street walking on minor roads.

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. Use recognised pedestrian crossing points where available.  Cross roads with caution where none available.

230

SE169086

Road crossing A635 – Very busy road.

Low

Signs positioned warning traffic of walkers crossing. Cross with caution.

231-237

SE160086-184085

Walking on minor roads/track.

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic. Cross roads with caution.

241/242

SE183086

Short walk on minor road then Road crossing A635 – Very busy road.

Medium

Signs positioned warning traffic of walkers crossing. Cross with caution.

246

SE179092

Low overhead branch.

Low

Crouch down to proceed underneath.

246-248

SE178093-175095

Footpath for next mile can be very muddy in places, especially after heavy rainfall.

Low

Take care and detour slightly off path if necessary.

253 & 256

SE175095

Short walks on minor roads in Fulstone village

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. Use recognised pedestrian crossing points where available.  Cross roads with caution where none available.

265

SE165096

Short walk on Halstead Lane.

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic. Cross road with caution.

273-275

SE165104

Short walk on minor road in Thurstonland village

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. Use recognised pedestrian crossing points where available.  Cross roads with caution where none available.

276

SE163105

Stones/cobbles on the track can be very slippery at all times.

Low

Proceed with caution.

285-287

SE155107-153109

Urban street walking on minor roads.

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. Use recognised pedestrian crossing points where available.  Cross roads with caution where none available.

 

 

LOOP 3 SHORT ROUTE HAZARDS

 

 

301-303

SE153109-153112

Urban street walking on minor roads.

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. Use recognised pedestrian crossing points where available.  Cross roads with caution where none available.

319

SE164115

Short walk (40yds) on minor road (Hall Ing Road).

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic. Cross road with caution.

324

SE165118

Short walk (30yds) on minor road.

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic. Cross road with caution.

329

SE165124

Short walk (20yds) on minor road.

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic. Cross road with caution.

333-334

SE164127-162126

Short walk on minor road in Farnley Tyas village

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. Use recognised pedestrian crossing points where available.  Cross roads with caution where none available.

337

SE162121-160120

Short walk (200yds) on minor road.

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic. Cross road with caution.

347

SE151121-153119

Short walk (300yds) on minor road.

Low

Walk facing oncoming traffic. Cross road with caution.

357-359

SE151113-153109

Urban street walking on minor roads.

Low

Walk on pavement or facing oncoming traffic if none available. Use recognised pedestrian crossing points where available.  Cross roads with caution where none available.

 

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.