RISK ASSESSMENT – ARC Ride
|Activity||Pleasure Horse Ride||Venue||Tollard Park Equestrian Centre|
|Originator||Kay Allen||Date Completed||18th March|
|Role||Ride Organiser||Date for Review||2th April|
HR – High risk difficult to Mitigate / MR – Medium risk is unavoidable / LR – Risk is mitigated /
RR=Residual Risk (Risk remaining after controls in place) 1 = very low 5 = high
|Potential Risk||Person at Risk||Degree of risk||Risk Control Measure||RR|
|The event planning and date||LR||Event planned so that it does not coincide with other big events
Route planned appropriately for numbers expected
Participants briefed of presence of other park users and the need for consideration
|Riders must wear the correct safety hat||Rider||LR||The entry form stated that everyone must wear the correct riding hat – each entrant ticked a box to say they had understood and had the correct hat||1|
|Route safety checks||Route checked prior to event and any obstacles removed or defects identified and made safe|
|Main Road Safety||90% of the ride is off road – there are 4 road-crossing points. These will be Marshaled and have clear Signage.|
|On the day each rider will be checked as they leave for the ride. No one will be allowed on the ride without a riding hat||1|
|Riders could get lost on the route as it will be unfamiliar to most riders||Rider||LR||The routes have been publicized in advance so everyone can familiarize
themselves. On the day Maps will be given out. The route will be well marked
and sign posts in place. There will be marshals at regular intervals and all riders
will be checked through each Marshal point.
All riders will be checked in at the finish.
|Route has some rough terrain and hazardous riding||Rider & Horse||MR||The route has been carefully planned There is one section for 30 yards that has a steep
slope down and one section 200yards that has rutted ground.
Marshals will be stationed nearby. Sign post will warn of hazard
|Horses become dehydrated on the ride||Horse||LR||Water will be available on the ride. Local Vet has been notified of the ride.
Horse trailer available – most of the route is accessible by 4X4
|Rider becomes unwell||Rider||MR||DORSAR paramedics and first aiders will be in attendance.
Dorset Air Ambulance notified
|Rider falls off and horse runs off||Rider & Horse||MR||Each rider will be given 2 sticky labels one to be placed on the saddled one for the riders
hat each will have the emergency contact number
Each rider will be wearing a number for identification A full list of riders names will be with
Each Marshal and all first aiders.
|Marshal becomes unwell||Marshal volunteer||LR||1 person will manage all marshals – they will have a point of contact. 4X4s available to
drive people to Marshal points.
|Marshal Safety||Volunteer||LR||Marshals will be provided with HiVis jackets, a list of emergency phone numbers,
A list of all competitor names, and a radio. I person will be responsible for checking in
With the Marshal team
|Vehicles become stuck at car park if ground is wet.||Riders||LR||A tractor is on standby to help tow vehicles.||1|
|Camping & Corralling||Riders & Horses||LR||Soft camping and hard camping will be separated by a fence if required. No camping is expected||0|
|Car park||Riders & Horses||LR||Car park Marshals will control all vehicle movements||1|
|Ride route congested with 200 riders||Riders & Horses||LR||There will be timed starts to stagger riders out on to the course keeping numbers in groups low||1|
|Bringing equipment onto site and erecting temporary structures||All||LR||A professional company will provide and erect marquees||1|
|Toilets||All||LR||A professional company will provide and site porta loos|
|Food Hygiene||All||LR||A professional third party cater has been hired|