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Generic Risk Assessment for 2014 Expedition Season

posted 4 Feb 2014, 06:04 by Peter Knight   [ updated 4 Feb 2014, 06:05 ]
The OCC generic risk assessment document for expeditions has been reviewed in the light of experiences from the 2013 season, including any incident report forms received. Please refer to and start using the latest version of this document for all future 2014 season expeditions. This document will be reviewed again this time next year.

Please download the new document from the Forms page.

Additional potential hazards have been identified in this document, these are:
  1. The risk of a build-up of unlit gas from a trangia stove in calm conditions
  2. The risks presented by dogs – however friendly they may appear
  3. The risk of campsites being attacked by foxes, where they have associated tents with a potential source of food. This has been an issue for some wild camp sites on Dartmoor.
  4. More on risks regarding slips and falls as there appeared to be a spate of these in 2013.
May we also take this opportunity to remind all leaders to complete and return an incident form, in the event of an incident / near miss. The primary purpose of completing a report is to enable others to learn from what happened, and to minimise the chances of re-occurrence.