Raft building risk assessment
RISK ASSESSMENT - raft building

Specific areas

Inland water

Inland water

Risk involved - raft building using barrels, spars and lashings on open water.

Hazards arising from risk - submersion in cold deep water, collision with other water users, entrapment of limbs or whole body between barrels and spars.

Effects of hazard - cuts, bruises, sprains and in severe case broken bones. Hypothermia and in severe cases drowning.

Risk management - suitable clothing, safety equipment and footwear to be worn throughout the session. Experienced person to run the session. Adequate safety cover on the water.