We discussed possible risks in groups and as a class did a risk assessment, looking at the site on google earth to help us.
- Sharp Dune grass causing cuts on fingers
- Sand blowing into eyes
- Eating poisonous plants
- Being cut off by high tide
- Snake bite, more serious with a venomous bite than a dry bite
- Verbal abuse and possible physical harm from members of the public
eg Sand blowing into eyes = Likelihood score: 4 Severity Score: 1 Total risk score: 4
How we would combat this: Student briefing and carrying a first aid kit with eye wash.
Snake bite Likelihood Score: 2 Severity Score: 4 Total Risk score: 8
How we would combat this: Student brief, wearing appropriate clothing like walking boots, checking where putting quadrat down, having mobile phones to call 999