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EDUCATIONAL VISITS FARM RISK ASSESMENT

Risk Assessment Form

 

Farm Name: BROOM HOUSE FARM

Address:  BROOM HOUSE FARM,

NR. WITTON GILBERT, DURHAM DH7 6TR

TEL: 01913719697

Responsible Person:  JANE GRAY

Date Assessment Undertaken  03/09/15

Signature of Assessor:

 

GROUP:  SCHOOL GROUPS

 

 

HAZARD or ACTIVITY ON THE SITE

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE HAZARDS

Potential to cause harm

CONTROLS ALREADY IN PLACE AND ACTION REQUIRED BY VISITORS

Young Children

Less able to understand H & S briefing

Medium

Children must be adequately supervised on site.  Farm and supervisory staff to be made aware that young children will be on site.  Children to be split into groups with sufficient numbers of support staff. 

Wet grass / Mud/

Puddles

Slipping, falling, sprains

Low

Supervisors and children should be aware of the possibility of mud & wet grass, should bring suitable waterproof clothing and take adequate precautions against slipping and falling.

Uneven grass surfaces

Slipping, falling, sprains

Low

Supervisors and children should take care when walking on the grass and wear sensible footwear

Road and path edgings

Slipping, tripping, falling

Low

Supervisors and children should take care at road and path edges to avoid tripping and falling

Climbing of objects (children)

Slipping, tripping, falling

High

Children must be adequately supervised and instructed not to climb walls, gates and other objects on the site. Farmer to ensure that stacked hurdles etc. are properly secured and reduce opportunities for climbing.

Animals

Infection, biting, crushing & kicking

High

Hand-washing guidelines to be reinforced at start of visit & facilities shown to group.  All animals on the site to be properly controlled and supervised. Visitors should not touch the animals unless encouraged by their handlers. Supervisors should ensure children wash their hands after handling any animal and at the end of visit / before eating.

 

Heat / Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heatstroke / Sunburn

Medium

Everyone to bring caps, fluids and long sleaved clothing.

HAZARD or ACTIVITY ON THE SITE

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE HAZARDS

Potential to cause harm

CONTROLS ALREADY IN PLACE AND ACTION REQUIRED BY VISITORS

 

Alighting from coach

Slipping, tripping, falling, injury from other vehicles

High

Supervisors should adhere to notices and instructions provided to use designated car park..  A serious accident could occur should instructions provided not be adhered to. 

Chemicals & substances

Inhalation, skin contact, eye contact

High

All substances and chemicals in use on the farm are safe and free from risk when used in a proper manner. Visitors will not be exposed to risks from substances used on displays and at demonstrations.  By law, hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals must be locked in a secure place.

Infection

Various

High

Farmer to make supervisor aware of general and specific risks at pre-visit briefing.  Supervisors should be aware that there is always a risk from infection in any environment. The countryside and agricultural establishments are no exception. Supervisors should ensure that they and children in their care wash their hands after touching animals and before handling food and drink. It is advisable to ensure that a dressing protects any existing cuts and abrasions.

petrol and diesel

Fire, explosion

High

The use of petrol/diesel driven equipment is monitored and controlled by the farm. No other similar equipment will be allowed on site unless by prior agreement with the farm contact.

Electrical equipment

Fire, electrocution

High

 Visitors should not touch or interfere with electrical equipment. No other electrical equipment will be allowed on site unless by prior agreement with the event organiser.

Straying into prohibited areas

Unidentified hazards

Low

Supervisors should ensure that children are instructed not to go beyond the designated area.

Signs and barrier tape to designate these areas clearly.

Fire

Inhalation, skin burns, panic, loss of control

High

Fire Risk Assessments have been carried out for the farm and adequate controls are in place. In case of fire, Supervisors should ensure that they and children in their care leave the building by the nearest exit and go to a safe place. Supervisors should ensure that a roll call is taken of their charges.

Water –pond, ditches, puddles

 

 

 

Drowning, panic, water born diseases

High

Natural hazards such as ditches are present on the farm.  Children must be adequately supervised and made aware of water features.

 

 

HAZARD or ACTIVITY ON THE SITE

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE HAZARDS

4 September, 2015 at 05:39

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