Carlisle Angling Association

CAA Safety and Risk Assessment

Carlisle Angling Association will regularly assess the waters on which we have Fishing Rights and will carry out work to minimize the risks to members whilst fishing. The nature of the sport of angling carries with it some degree of risk- taking place as it does beside watercourses and in the countryside.

The club will endeavor to minimise these risks with regular maintenance, but members who fish CAA waters should also minimise the risk to themselves and others by using common sense and guidelines from the club.

The guidelines are set out in this Risk Assessment document.

Severity and Likelyhood

Severity = The worst possible outcome of an incident occuring.

Likelyhood = How likely an incident would occur if all the correct precautions are taken to prevent that incident happening.

BOTH SEVERITY AND LIKEHOOD ARE ASSESSED ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 5, WHERE 1 IS CLASSED AS LOW AND 5 CLASSED AS HIGH.

For example a Severity of 5 would be classed as death and Likehood of 5 would mean imminent danger. Multiplying the two together would give a total of 25 – a very high risk and that activity would need to cease.

This is a general Risk Assessment. Risk factors will vary depending on the activity, venue, time of year and the weather and or water conditions.

Always be aware that local circumstances can change and vigilance should be maintained and any concerns that arise passed on to any committee member.

Risk

REMOTE POSSIBILITY NEGLIGIBLE 1
MIGHT HAPPEN UNLIKELY BUT CONCEIVABLE 2
FEASABLE COULD OCCUR SOMETIMES 3
HIGHLY PROBABLE COULD OCCUR SEVERAL TIMES 4
INVARIABLY HAPPEN WILL DEFINITELY OCCUR 5

Severity

MINOR INJURY BRUISING, ABRAISION, DISCOMFORT 1
FIRST AID INJURY CUTS, EYE DAMGE, PHYSICAL INJURY 2
3 DAY INJURY TEMPORARY DISABILITY CAUSING 3 DAY ABSENCE FROM WORK 3
MAJOR INJURY LONG TERM ABSENCE FOR MORE THAN 3 DAYS 4
FATALITY, PERMANENT DISABILTY FATALITY, PERMANENT DISABILITY 5