Gorge scrambling risk assessment
Gorge walking and scrambling in the Lakes uk Gorge scrambling activities Coniston and Ambleside in the Lakes
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RISK ASSESSMENT gorge scrambling

Specific areas

Gorge walking (no major obstacles)
Gorge scrambling (minor obstacles and waterfalls)

Gorge walking

Risk involved walking over slippery loose rocks, wading and swimming through water

Hazards arising from risk slipping, tripping, falling and submersion in deep cold water.

Effects of hazard cuts, bruising and in extreme cases broken bones. Possibility of hypothermia. In extreme cases drowning

Risk management qualified experienced person/instructor to lead the session. Adequate clothing and safety equipment to be worn during session.

Gorge scrambling

Risk involved walking and scrambling over loose slippery rocks. Scrambling and in some places climbing up, over and under large rocks and waterfalls. Wading and swimming through water.

Hazards arising from risk slipping, tripping, falling, possibility of being washed down stream and submersion in deep cold water.

Effects of hazard cuts, bruising and in extreme cases broken bones. Possibility of hypothermia and in extreme cases drowning.

Risk management qualified experienced person/instructor to lead session. Adequate clothing and safety equipment to be worn during session.