Generic Risk Assessment Sea Scooters
Generic Risk Assessment
Sea Scooters
Hazard
Risk
Faulty Equipment
Injury due to
equipment
breaking and
hitting participant
e.g. bruises, cuts
and abrasions
Equipment
Misuse of
equipment
leading to injuries
due to being hit
e.g. bruises, cuts
and abrasions
Who is
Affected?
Team
Team
Risk Before
Risk After
Action Taken
S
L
T
2
2
4
2
2
4
Safety equipment
4
2
2
1
2

In2action Staff Member to brief participants on the correct
usage of the equipment.
In2action Staff Member should remain vigilant to ensure
participants are using equipment as briefed.
Participants to be adequately spaced out before using
equipment.
2
1
2
All PPE should be checked by the In2action Staff Member
prior to participants entering the water and must be
constantly monitored.
A trained lifeguard will be on duty at all times.
4
1
4

In2action Staff Member to check for any hazardous
objects prior to the session and remove if necessary.
3
1
3

In2action Staff Member to ensure there is good participant
control during the session.
2
1
2

Participants to be kept away from the pool sides.
3
1
3

8

Equipment on pool
side
Collisions
causing bruises,
cuts and
abrasions
Team
3
2
6
Participants
Collisions with
other participants
causing
concussion,
bruises or
abrasions
Participants
2
2
4
Pool sides
Collisions
causing bruises,
Participants
3
2
6
T
All equipment should be checked by the In2action Staff
Member prior to and during the session.

Team
L


Incorrectly fitted
causing drowning
S
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cuts and
abrasions

Surfaces
Wet pool side
causing slips,
trips and falls
Team
3
2
6
Long hair,
jewellery or loose
clothing
Hazard getting
trapped causing
injury
Participants
3
2
6
Water
Lack of
supervision
leading to
drowning
Participants
4
2
8
Other water users
Collisions
causing
concussion,
bruises or
abrasions
Participants
& Public
2
2
4
In2action Staff Member should brief the participants with
the pool rules. This should include walking around pool
sides.
3
1
3



Long hair needs to be tied back.
Jewellery needs to be removed.
Loose clothes need to be tucked in.
3
1
3


A trained lifeguard will be on duty at all times.
In2action Staff Member should check swimming ability in
the shallow part of the pool.
Participants must wear buoyancy aids whilst in the water.
In2action Staff Member must remain vigilant and maintain
good participant control.
4
1
4
Activity to be carried out in designated area away from
any other water users.
Operating area must be clearly roped off.
2
1
2
In2action Staff Member to check pool is not too cold prior
to session starting.
In2action Staff Member to remain vigilant throughout the
session and remove participants from the pool if they are
getting too cold.
3
1
3
Hotelier/site manager to ensure swimming pool water is
being checked for chlorine levels.
In2action manager to check with hotelier on a monthly
basis that checks are being carried out.
3
1
3

In2action Staff Member to explain pool rules ie. No
jumping or diving.
3
1
3


Only In2action Staff Member should open the sea scooter.
In2action Staff Member must ensure they are dry before
4
1
4





Cold temperature
causing
hyperthermia
Participants
3
2
6

Pool water

Incorrect levels of
chlorine causing
infections/
irritation
Participants
3
2
6
Pool bottom
Collisions with
bottom of pool
causing bruises,
cuts and
abrasions
Participants
3
2
6
Batteries
Misuse of
batteries leading
Team
4
2
8
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to electrocution,
causing burns
Over-exertion
Muscle strains
Weather
Risk of sunburn,
heat exhaustion
and dehydration;
or hyperthermia
during activity
opening the sea scooter and putting the batteries on to
charge.
Participants
Team
3
3
2
2
6

In2action Staff Member to ensure a thorough warm-up is
carried out prior to the activity starting.
3
1
3


Ensure regular water breaks are taken.
If it is hot, ensure participants wear sun cream and hats
and there is a shaded area available.
If it is cold, ensure participants are wearing suitable
clothing to keep warm.
3
1
3
6
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