Soapbox Derby Risk Assessments

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Like it or not, it is a fact of life nowadays that organisers are required to pay attention to safety issues related to any event that they are running, and one of the tools that can be used for this is the risk assessment. This can be a worry, but it needn't be.

In fact, a thorough risk assessment is an extremely useful tool which can inform your event plan, course construction and competition rules. It helps you focus on the risks that really matter – the ones with the potential to cause harm to spectators, marshall and competitors. 

Useful links:

The safety plan for the 2012 Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme
The risk assessment prepared for the 2012 Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme
Everything you could possibly want to know about risk assessment, including the "Five Steps to Risk Assessment" guide. 

 

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