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RUNCREW Risk Assessments

Risk:

Runners have known health condition


Activity:
Pre-Run
Risk Level:
Serious
Risk Likelihood:
Unlikely
Those at risk:
All

Control Measures:
All runners complete an annual Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire that will prompt whether they should seek medical advice. Runners are advised not to run if at all unsure about their health condition.

Action before activity:
At check-in the CREW Chiefs ask whether the runner is still fit to run.

Action during activity:
N/A

Action by:
Runners, Chiefs
Overall Responsibility:
CREW Captain

Risk:

Runners are injured


Activity:
Pre-Run
Risk Level:
Minor
Risk Likelihood:
Most Unlikely
Those at risk:
All

Control Measures:
Runners are encouraged not to run if injured.

Action before activity:
At check-in the CREW Chiefs ask whether the runner is still fit to run.

Action during activity:
Exisiting/old injuries are monitored and runners are advised to stop running if in any pain.

Action by:
Cheifs
Overall Responsibility:
CREW Captain

Risk:

Unreported injury or illness


Activity:
Run
Risk Level:
Serious
Risk Likelihood:
Most Unlikely
Those at risk:
All

Control Measures:
All runners are required to fill in PAR-Q before booking on to any event

Action before activity:
All runners are asked about health condition at check-in

Action during activity:
CREW Chiefs are trained to assess the runners during the run. No runner runs alone.

Action by:
Chiefs
Overall Responsibility:
CREW Captain

Risk:

Inappropriate clothing


Activity:
Run
Risk Level:
Serious
Risk Likelihood:
Unlikely
Those at risk:
All

Control Measures:
CREW kit is available for purchase at discounted rates. Runners are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for the conditions.

Action before activity:
CREW Chiefs reserve the right to refuse to take runners running if they are concerned by the running conditions and runners clothing.

Action during activity:
If conditions change the route can be cut short. Runs are in urban areas and shelter can be found if required.

Action by:
Cheifs
Overall Responsibility:
CREW Captain

Risk:

Runner gets separated and lost


Activity:
Run
Risk Level:
Minor
Risk Likelihood:
Most Unlikely
Those at risk:
All

Control Measures:
A map of the route is provided to all runners at booking, available through their smart phone. The CREW run as a crew with Chiefs positioned at the front, middle and back of the group. Running sections are short. Music and lighting in the winter helps guide any lost runner.

Action before activity:
Route and destination is briefed before each leg.

Action during activity:
Chiefs are able to guide and change pace in order to keep the group together. All chiefs have access to an up-to-date crew list of checked in runners and runners can be called through the app.

Action by:
Cheifs
Overall Responsibility:
CREW Captain

Risk:

Runner gets hit by a car


Activity:
Run
Risk Level:
Fatal
Risk Likelihood:
Unlikely
Those at risk:
All

Control Measures:
CREW runs as a large group in order to be more visible. Crew chiefs wear reflective bands. In the darker months head torches are encouraged. Flashing arm bands are available for runners to purchase. The party-bag has a strobe light to draw attention to the group.

Action before activity:
All runners are briefed on the need to check before crossing roads. Where possible routes are chosen where there is existing street lighting.

Action during activity:
Chiefs check traffic and help guide the group across crossing points - preferably at marked crossing points - where availble.

Action by:
Runners, Chiefs
Overall Responsibility:
CREW Captain

Risk:

Injury during session


Activity:
Run
Risk Level:
Serious
Risk Likelihood:
Possible
Those at risk:
All

Control Measures:
Runners are briefed not to run through pain and encouraged to stop if they are injured. If the ground is hazardous runners are briefed.

Action before activity:
Runners are encouraged not to push themselves beyond their limits.

Action during activity:
Routes can be modified on the run in order to stay away from hazardous ground or conditions. Runners are encouraged to run at a pace they are comfortable with.

Action by:
Cheifs
Overall Responsibility:
CREW Captain

Risk:

Poor Visibility


Activity:
Run
Risk Level:
Serious
Risk Likelihood:
Possible
Those at risk:
All

Control Measures:
Strobe light carried by crew chief. Route can be modified. Route will be cancelled if conditions are unsuitable.

Action before activity:
N/A

Action during activity:
Dynamic risk assessment throughout the run with the ability to end the run and walk back if necessary.

Action by:
Chiefs
Overall Responsibility:
CREW Captain

Risk:

Hot weather injury


Activity:
Run
Risk Level:
Major
Risk Likelihood:
Unlikely
Those at risk:
All

Control Measures:
The need to hydrate is briefed to all runners. Routes can be modified or shortened. Suitable clothing is available for runners to purchase at a discounted rate. Water is carried by the Crew Chiefs. Training (Physical Fitness - How to Avoid Injuries and Train Safely - US Army Medical Center of Excellence) training is provided to Crew Chiefs

Action before activity:
If weather is too hot the Crew Cheifs have the ability to cancel the run.

Action during activity:
Dynamic risk assessment throughout the run with the ability to end the run and walk back if necessary.

Action by:
Chiefs
Overall Responsibility:
CREW Captain

Risk:

Cold weather injury


Activity:
Run
Risk Level:
Major
Risk Likelihood:
Possible
Those at risk:
All

Control Measures:
Runners are briefed on the need for appropriate clothing.

Action before activity:
Crew Chiefs retain the right to refuse entry to those not dressed appropriately.

Action during activity:
If conditions change the route can be cut short. Runs are in urban areas and shelter can be found if required.

Action by:
Cheifs
Overall Responsibility:
CREW Captain