H&S

Keeping everyone safe!

PLEASE NOTE A FULL HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN WILL BE AVAILABLE ONSITE. THE FOLLOWING POINTS ARE KEY TO THIS EVENT.

 

Emergency Procedures

 

We expect all competitors to leave a ‘panic time’ with the event manager or Health & Safety Manager

The ‘panic time’ is the time when the event management expects a competitor to arrive at the very latest. In case the competitor has not arrived by that time, the event staff will be instructed to call emergency services.

 

All staff and competitors must establish whether areas they are travelling to have coverage for their mobile phone. The event manager will have a list of all mobile numbers. They should also be made aware of any places from where communication may be possible, such as houses, lodges, road ends, etc.

We recommend if a competitor wishes to visit very remote areas, that a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) by carried.

 

 

If a notifiable event occurs, all staff and competitors should take the following action:

1.   Assess their own safety and the safety of their partners;

2.   Make sure anyone ill, injured or suspected of injury has received first aid / medical attention if necessary;

3.   Assess the need for external assistance and communicate that;

4.   Arrange evacuation if required;

In the event of a competitor getting lost on a walk or track all workers should take the following action:

 

1.   Assess their own safety and the safety of their partners;

2.   Gather all other competitors that were in the same area and establish last contact with the missing person, try to determine exact location where the missing person was last seen;

3.   Form smaller search parties (not less than 2 people) with clear instructions (do not leave formed track, meet again at a certain time, check / adjust watches, pay attention to daylights hours left for the day, use your whistle to attract the missing persons attention);

4.   Assess the need for external assistance and communicate that early enough;

 

In case a staff member or competitor requires external assistance because someone is injured or lost, he or she has to communicate this early enough (paying attention to daylight hours).

The event management will provide regular updates and staff training in regard to the safety plan and emergency procedures (at least on an annual basis) in form of a meeting or similar.

Any events that do not result in a notifiable event, involve first aid or the use of contents of the first aid kit, must be reported back to The event management by the use of the ‘First Aid Register’ form

 

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WEST COAST
2022