Risk Assessment - Rock Climbing & Abseiling
This risk assessment report is for advice only. All Key technicians and instructors must , taking appropriate action to reduce the risk presented to clients and themselves to an acceptable level. All documents presented within the Key H&S Policy are dynamic, i.e. they are to be updated through discussion between technicians, instructors and Simon McElroy.
All instructors and technicians are professionally qualified (SPA, MIA, MIC) and will be observed periodically by Simon McElroy or an appointed technical expert.
Instructor and/or participants unaware of hazards and safe working practice.
Injuries caused as a result of poor practice.
Anxiety caused by realisation of imminent danger without the means to manage the risks.
All participants are to be accompanied by instructors who are able to risk assess actively on site, have significant instructional experience in the type of environment in which they are working and have been trained, assessed e.g. by NGBs/Simon McElroy/ appointed technical expert.
Instructors should offer an appropriate safety brief taking into account the nature of the client group, their anxieties, their confidence, and their questions.
All instructors are to carry appropriate technical and safety equipment sufficient for all members of their party.
Injury caused by falling rock
All participants, observers and staff are to wear helmets at all times whilst under or approaching a crag.
Instructors must identify a safe area in which all people can stand/sit, ideally out of reach of falling debris.
Loose debris is to be removed, stabilized or avoided to prevent it falling after having achieved the above situation.
Instructors should consider not using a venue that is prone to
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