Toolbox Risk Management Ski Trip Example
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Children & Youth TOOLBOX
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Risk Management Ski Trip Example
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Leaders will model safe behaviour at all times
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Date:
Leaders names and signatures:
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RisksFactors that could lead to the riskReducing the risk (eliminate/isolate/minimise)Emergency plan to manage the risk
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People i.e., skills, attitudes, health, ratios, etcEquipment
i.e.clothing, transport,
activity specific gear etc
Environment
i.e., weather, terrain,
water, season, etc
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Van crashEmergency plan to manage the riskCell phone usage

Radio usage

Chains not used
Not taking into account weather/road conditions or terrainOnly licensed drivers (full licences) will be used, and cars must meet all roadworthy requirements including current WOF and registration.

Drivers will stay under speed limits at all times, and will lower speed for weather/road conditions

Cell phones will not be used while driving

Drivers will not make changes to radio while driving

Road signs regarding weather/road conditions will be followed at all times
Fist aid equipment will be taken on the trip and kept in the van

Call 111 in an emergency
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Van breakdownDriver not checking heat levelsEngine problemsDrivers will keep an eye on engine heat. Water and oil will be checked before starting up the mountain.The AA can be called in the event of a breakdown.

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Car sicknessDriving erratically, not listening when people say they need a breakPlastic bags will be taken and kept in the van
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HyperthermiaNot wearing warm enough clothingSudden weather changeA list of required clothing and other gear will be provided in advance, and checked on arrival at pick-up point.Leaders will take note of what young people are wearing and hire jackets/pants/hats if necessary

Leaders will keep an eye on weather

Leaders will watch for signs of unwellness/hyperthermia
Call 111 in an emergency

Talk to ski field staff for help

People who are becoming hypothermic can be warmed up with warm drinks and body heat in an emergency
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Injury on ski fieldYoung people using ski runs that are above their skill levelSki equipment being used incorrectly, Ski lift being used incorrectlyYouth will not be allowed onto higher level ski runs until they have proved themselves on the learner slope.

Youth using equipment in an unsafe way, will have equipment removed from them

correct ski lift use/ettequitte will be commiunicated at the beginning of the day
Ski staff will be notified immediately when an injury occurs

Parents will be contacted in the event of an injury Parents/emergency contact info for all members will be kept in a folder in the van
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Youth becoming lostLack of communication, Youth wandering away from leaders/ off the official runsAt the beginning of the time on the field, leaders will communicate the boundaries with youth, and will let them know that they need to let leaders know where they are going to be, and if that changes. No one is to leave official ski runs at any time. Lower level runs will be pointed out, and leaders will keep head counts regularly.Ski area staff will be contacted is someone is noticed as being missing
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