Archery risk assessment
Archery for groups in Chorley Preston Lancashire and Manchester


Specific areas

Open areas, fields, sports centres


Risk involved - Use of archery equipment, Bow's and arrows

Hazards arising from risk - tripping and falling, puncture wounds from arrows either whilst retrieving from targets or from release from bow. Friction burns form strings.

Effects of hazard - Puncture wounds, loss of sights, cuts, bruises, friction burns and broken bones leading in severe cases to death.

Risk management - pre session instruction from qualified / experienced person, danger areas marked out, signed and pointed out to group, check of equipment and safety equipment worn throughout the session. Constant vigilance by instructor with regard to the shooting perimeter, viewing area and general public. Use of archery curtain where necessary.