Climb and abseil risk assessment
Climbing courses and holidays in the Lake District

RISK ASSESSMENT - climbing/abseiling

Specific areas

Single pitch venues

Single pitch venues

Risk involved - walking on uneven ground. Lose rocks. Activity done at height with other group members below.

Hazards arising from risk - tripping, slipping and falling. Danger of dislodgement of rocks from the top of the climb/abseil onto the group below.

Effects of hazard - cuts, bruises, broken bones. Head, neck or spinal injury leading in severe cases to death.

Risk management - pre session instruction from qualified person, check of equipment and safety equipment worn throughout the session.