'Health and safety guidance' is essential to everyone whether you're indoors or out. The aim of this section is to make the reader aware of what hazards and potential risks they need to look out for when on a session, and also what they need to know before going to the site to carry out a particular activity. It will also give you some understanding of the difference between, site, generic, and dynamic risk assessments.
Site Risk Assessments
'Site risk assessments' (SRAs) also known as 'site specific risk assessments' inform the reader of actual risks and how to reduce them. SRAs are risk assessments, which contain information of the conditions and hazards for that particular site.
Generic Risk Assessments
'Generic risk assessments' (GRAs) let the reader know the risks to be aware of and how to reduce them whilst performing a particular activity. GRAs are risk assessments, which contain information of the conditions and hazards for that particular activity.
Dynamic Risk Assessments
'Dynamic risk assessments' are processes carried out by the leader during the activity, to reduce risk towards the group. By analysing and assessing the environment, the leader can identify hazards and make on the spot decisions in regards to their own/group safety.
Daily Risk Assessments
'Daily risk assessments' (DRAs) let the reader know of present hazards, which have either been dealt with or not. DRAs are active risk assessment forms, which need to be consulted and updated for new hazards on any particular site.