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  Participating in the BOCN  
 
Volunteering Safely #2
 
 
 
  • (Note that this text-only information is meant for you to be able to copy & paste into your own software. You can use it to create a form to use every time you do events, or conservation or monitoring work.)

    RISK ASSESSMENTS FOR ACTIVITIES
    – A SUGGESTED MODEL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO USE.
    For each hazard put a “risk level” as either High (H), Moderate (M), or Low (L). If any are Moderate/High then you must put in notes of risks identified, and the preventative measures that you take to make these risks Low.

    *If there is a unacceptable level of risk from any hazards, or if you cannot reduce risks to satisfactory levels, then DO NOT continue.*

    WEATHER
    HOT
    COLD
    WINDY
    STORM
    MISTS
    Other…

    LOCATION
    ROADS/RAIL
    WATER
    EXPOSURE
    CLIFFS/RAVINE
    STEEP SLOPES
    SLIPPERY SURFACES
    ICE/SNOW
    HAZARDOUS TREES
    STRUCTURES/OBSTACLES
    Other ......

    ACTIVITY (safety talks done?)
    USE OF EQUIPMENT
    LADDERS
    HEIGHT
    LONG DAY
    PHYSICALLY DEMANDING
    DARKNESS
    NAVIGATION
    Other ……

    PEOPLE
    NEW/VULNERABLE
    LARGE GROUP
    INAPPROPRIATE ATTITUDE/ACTIONS
    Others...

  • TYPICAL PREPARATION CHECKS
    * Risk Assessment
    * Safety Talk for participants
    * Tools and equipment (list these)
    * Protective gear
    * Events pack
    * First Aid Kit (and First Aider?)
    * Mobile phone (check battery)
    * Maps (correct site, access route)

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