Event Risk Assessment

THE IRREGULARS LDWA

RISK ASSESSMENT

AFOOT IN TWO DALES

(THE YORKSHIRE 50)

(REFER TO ROUTE DESCRIPTION)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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.

         1.2

SE117892

Road crossing A6108.

LOW

Cross with caution. Warning signs.

1.3

SE117892-109893

Walk (500yds) on minor road.

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic. Warning signs

1.3

SE110905

Road crossing A684

LOW

Cross with caution. Warning Signs.

1.5

SE075910-068912

Walk (500yds) on minor road through village.

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic

1.6

SE064912-061914

Walk (250yds) on minor road.

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic.

1.6

SE055914

Railway crossing.

LOW

Check if trains are approaching before proceeding across lines.

1.7

SE049915

Short walk on minor road with blind corner to right.

LOW

Be aware of traffic coming around corner to right under railway bridge. Do not cross road to walk facing oncoming traffic. Stay close to RHS of verge.

1.7

SE043913

Road crossing in village.

LOW

Cross with caution.

1.9

SE046915

Railway crossing.

LOW

Check if trains are approaching before proceeding across lines.

1.10

SE045915

Minor road crossing.

LOW

Cross with caution.

1.10

SE035919-033918

Walk (300yds) on minor road through village.

LOW

Walk on grass. Cross road with caution

1.10

SE033918

Check point at Castle Bolton car park.

LOW

Follow marshals instructions to avoid traffic using car park.

2.1-2.3

 

Risk of exposure crossing moor in bad weather

LOW

Participants to carry appropriate equipment

2.4

SD982966- 976969

Route not obvious, participants may go wrong way

LOW

Mark route with tape

2.4

SD976973

Risk of slipping on wet stones causing injury

LOW

Route diverted to avoid this risk

2.4

SD982964

Walk 100 yds & cross minor road

LOW

Walk on grass. Cross road with caution

2.5

SD976969- 975972

Walk along minor road

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic

3.1

 

Track may flood if river Swale is high

LOW

Walk on grass alongside track

3.2

SD948977- 950978

Walk along road, over river bridge & cross

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic, cross road with caution. Warning signs.

3.3

SD936980- 934978

Walk 300 yds along minor road

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic

3.4

SD911986

Risk that participants will miss path to left.

LOW

Mark track with tape

4.2

SD903979- 901979

Walk 200 yds along road

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic. Warning signs

4.3

SD892982- 890983

Walk 350 yds along road

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic. Warning signs

4.4-4.5

 

Risk of exposure crossing Great Shunner Fell in bad weather

LOW

Participants to carry appropriate equipment

5.1

SD866912- 867913

Walk 250 yds along road in village

LOW

Keep to left

5.3

SD873913

Minor road crossing

LOW

Cross road with caution

5.3

SD873913- 883911

Walk ¾ mile along road

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic

5.5

SD904907

Minor road crossing

LOW

Cross road with caution

5.7

SD933907- 934903

Walk ½ mile along road into village

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic, use pavement when available. Warning signs

6.1

SD934903- 936899

Walk ¼ mile along road

LOW

Keep to left

6.1

SD936899

Major road crossing A684

LOW

Cross road with caution. Warning signs

6.3

SD955894- 972888

Walk 1.1 miles along road

LOW

Walk facing oncoming traffic

6.6 & 6.7

 

Risk of flooding of Gill Beck & Haw Beck

LOW

Alternate route provided

6.6-6.7

 

Risk of losing way at night

LOW

Illuminated sign to be provided

7.1

SE005867- 007866

Walk 200 yds along minor road

LOW

Walk on left.

7.2

SE007866- 018871

Walk ¾ mile along B6160

LOW

Walk on verge where possible. Warning signs.

7.4-8.1

SE061878- 088873

Walk 1.25 miles along minor road

LOW

Walk on verge where possible

8.2

SE123874- 126877

Walk ½ mile along minor road into Middleham

LOW

Walk on verge and pavement where possible

8.3

SE126877- 123877

Walk 300 yds through village

LOW

Walk on verge and pavement where possible

8.5

SE119886- 118888

Walk along A6108 200yds over river bridge

LOW

Face oncoming traffic. Warning signs

8.6

SE123889

Cross ditch. May be flooded if river high

LOW

Keep to right use stones.

 

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.