Cambridge Ghost Hunters – RISK ASSESSMENT AND HAZARD REDUCTION
Upon our arrival, members of our team will liaise with the location manager and carry out a risk assessment of the premises. Any risks identified are communicated to guests during the initial briefing.
If the location manager provides us with a safety pack or pre-organised risk assessment, we will use this where appropriate.
Our activities present a low risk to the team and to members of the public. We do not have any individual risk assessments for our equipment or activities as they are strictly controlled to reduce harm. Any first aid or incidents which cause harm will be communicated to the location manager, following on-site procedures where possible. We conduct our risk assessment systematically and we attempt to consider all of the foreseeable risks which are associated with our activities (for which we are insured) and the location.
These are our working principles:
- Hazard: Anything with the potential to cause harm, uneven flooring, low lighting, electricity, hazardous substances and noise are examples of typical hazards.
- Risk: The likelihood that damage, loss or injury will be caused by a hazard and how severe the outcome may be.
We follow Health and Safety Executive recommendations and adopt an approach in five steps:
- identify the hazards associated with on-site activities;
- identify who could be harmed by those hazards;
- identify how we manage the risks at present and what further steps might be required to reduce the risks further. These are our control measures;
- record the findings of our assessment and inform those at risk of the controls during the initial briefing;
- review the risk assessment on a regular basis, e.g. if the staff, the activity, or the equipment used change.
Cambridge Ghost Hunters Risk Assessment – Assessor: Carla Walker
Date Assessment: 18/09/2020
|Ser||Activity / Element
|Is Residual Risk Acceptable
|Additional Controls Required
|Is Residual Risk Acceptable|
|1||Working with minimal or no lighting||Slips, trips and falls.||Unspecified Minor injuries Low/Medium risk||Ensuring that all team members have torches and torches are supplied for those who don’t have one.||YES||All team members to be told about any hazards and where they are during briefing.||YES|
|2||Uneven flooring||Trips, falls or mis- stepping||Unspecified minor injuries
|Ensuring team members have adequate lighting/torches in areas where the floor is uneven||YES||All team members to be told during briefing about uneven floors and locations.||YES|
|3||Low ceilings and doorways||Hitting head||Head injury
|Ensure team members are carrying torches and use them when moving about||YES||All team members to be made aware during briefing if there are low doorways or ceilings||YES|
|4||Covid 19||Risk of infection||Low/Medium||
||YES||All team members to be briefed fully on the procedures for Covid 19 and made aware of the one way systems||YES|