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The Weekly Hash Headlines from Newcastle Hash House Harriers

The Tap and Spile, Morpeth  
 
As the hash scribe is boring herself with real risk assessments today it seemed only right to do one for
last night's hash.
 
RISK ASSESSMENT
 
SERVICE:       Newcastle Hash House Harriers   
ASSESSOR:  Grasshopper
SIGNATURE: Grasshopper
DATE:     25/5/2016
RE-ASSESSMENT DATE:
ASHEC signature  Om ( in absentia)
ASHEC sign off date  25/5/16
 
1)      BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TASK / PROCESS/ AREA
 Open Invitation Hash 1344
 
Event:   Hash from The Tap and Spile
Date/time:  Wed 25th May -   7.00pm
Location:  Morpeth
Attendees :  Hash Sab, Misled, Rectum, BM , MP. Pop, Gandalf, Woof Woof, LHJ, Pimp, Tea lady,
Daft Twanky, Counterfeit, Grasshopper,  Grasshoppers Mum, Lubri, Watsarong, Slippy,
 
 
6:40pm  -7pm – Hashers will mill around car parks, in pub and toilet areas , beverages may be consumed, smoking may be committed. Weather may be atrocious
 
7pm-  Hashers will assemble together in allotted space outside pub
 
7.01pm – After instructions from group leader (hare) Hash Sab, for both the run and walk, the hash will disperse noisily pausing to change footwear. Those perusing local hostelries will amble at leisure.
 
7:01pm – 8pm  Hash or 8.30pm if beer stop is added
 
8.30pm – Circle in pub car park (damply and coldly) with the GM and RA in observance
 
8.50pm - Adjourn to pub to dry out and defrost and discuss matters of state
 
A full register (translate as rough headcount) will be taken by the hare at the start of the event and this will be used throughout so that everyone is accounted for in the case of an emergency.
 
First Aiders: Whoever arrives at the scene first, 2 Doctors in attendance, Misled and Tealady.
 
The hare will be the main point of contact during the hash, he may be contacted by shouting “Hash Sab” loudly during the event.
 
 
 
2)      WHAT HAZARDS ARE PRESENT, WHICH COULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT HARM
HAZARD
CHECKLIST
1.        Injuries due to slips, trips or falls, other
           accidents or incidents.
2.        Overcrowding / movement of people
3.        Lack of supervision, organisation,             
           instructions from the hare
4.        Manual Handling ( of any sort.)   
           Electrical Hazards,  Fire
5.        Driving to and from events
6.        Catering
7.        Weather
8.        Terrain,  
9.        River crossings
10.      Beer Stops
11.      Accidental misplacing of hashers
12.      Car Parking
14-17  Other possible risks that may be 
            appropriate to the event
 
 
Slips, trips and falls   
Movement of people
Use of tools and equipment                               
Obstructed means of access 
Electrical hazards                       
Obstructed means of egress
Sources of heat or ignition         
Overcrowding
Use of hazardous substances*
Lack of instruction
Noise                                              
Lack of supervision
Dust and fumes                            
Stress
Micro-organisms                          
Use of sharp  glassware
Mechanical hazards  (entanglement / entrapment)
     
 
 
3)       WHO MIGHT BE HARMED AND HOW?
WHO / HOW MANY?
HOW MIGHT THEY BE HARMED?
Hashers   (academic, technical, clerical, manual, professional, retired), visitors 
All of the above
The hash has a full accident reporting procedure, which is made up on the spot and all hashers have been made aware of what to do in such circumstances. ( laugh and mock the unfortunate individual).
 
 
 
 
Note:  those hazards marked * require more specific assessment documentation.  See your ASHEC
(Area Safety, Health & Environment Co-ordinator Om) for details.
 
4)      EXISTING CONTROLS as carried out by the hare prior to the event (refer to numbered list above)
CONTROLS
CHECKLIST
1.       Inspections of venue and route prior and 
          during event.
2.       Obstructions removed and spillages 
          wiped
3.       Appropriate supervision of equipment,
4.       No manual handling allowed, electrical
          equipment switched to off and no fire
          starters
5.       All drivers to hold a driver’s license and
          own a road worthy vehicle.
6.       Any allergy or dietary information known
          in advance is passed to the catering
          provider. Food kept separate where
          appropriate and well labelled.
7.       Blame BM
8.       Mix, woodland, tracks and trails
 
9.       Check stepping stones are above water 
          levels
10.     Check out hostelries enroute
11.    In case of emergency, hashing to continue
         in complete ignorance  and deserter left to
         fend for themselves
12.   Slightly inadequate spaces in pub car
        parks to cause maximum stress for
        latecomers
13.   Equipment used will have been PAT tested
        and has a valid date.
14.   Responsibility of hare to ensure visitors are
        made aware of fire procedures
15.   Compliance with DVLA policy on safe
        driving practices, including taking
        appropriate breaks, not driving whilst
        under the influence of alcohol, not using
        mobile phones, having the correct licence
        and insurance, leaving enough time for
        journey.
16.   Plans in place for an alternative venue or
        change of type of event if too late to cancel
       due to sudden adverse weather conditions
       if outside event or an incident taken / taking
       place in venue..
 
1-      Hare has made a thorough inspection
         of pub  and ales offered therein. Route  
          prepared in flour and on map.
2-      Applies to all beverages and hashers
3-      Equipment - Flour containers checked for
         flour.  Flour confirmed as 100%  wheat flour
4-      All hashers have access to the first aid 
         bumbag     ( current whereabouts unknown)
5-      At own risk
 
6-      Beer and crisps,  Nuts contained for allergy
         sufferers, Sandwiches for consumption by
         Woofers only.
 
7-      Blame BM
8-      Wear appropriate footwear. Wellies
          recommended for walkers
9-      Checked, refusniks given down down’s
 
10-     Drink, drink drink
11-     No mercy
 
 
 
12-     Confirmed
 
13-     Best before date  23/05
 
14-     Noted, unlikely, due to forecasted
          monsoon conditions
15-     Noted,
 
 
 
 
 
 
16-     Never !
 
 
5)      ASSESSMENT OF RISK (INDICATE YOUR ASSESSMENT BELOW)
CONSEQUENCES OF HARM
LIKELIHOOD OF HARM OCCURRING
Minor injury, major injury, sabatouring,  fatality
 
 
         Highly likely
 
 
Now use the grid below to determine the overall assessment of risk
 
Severity
Minor Injury
Lost time injury (>3 days) Occ illness
Serious
Injury temporary incapacity
Occ disease
Major injury
permanent disability
Loss of limb or eye
Fire
Fatality
Explosion
Toxic release
Likelihood
Highly Unlikely
1
2
3
4
5
Remote
2
4
6
8
10
Can occur
3
6
9
12
15
Likely
4
8
12
16
20
Highly Likely
5
10
15
20
25
 
1- 25 –  Any of the above could occur at any time – consider yourselves pre warned. No liability is provided by the hare, attendance is at your own risk,
 
Many thanks to the hare for a lovely run in the fair town of Morpeth, very enjoyable
 
Alnwicky at the weekend -  don't forget these important items !
 
 
 
      
 
 

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