You have been asked to complete this form because your Society or Club may have been rated as a 'Medium' or 'High Risk' society by yourselves or by us, or, you are holding a Society event or trip which may require you to complete a risk assessment.
In order to ensure your Society and activities operate safely, it's important to be able to manage any potential risks. A good risk assessment should show that your committee has considered the following:
1) Identified the potential hazard that is relevent to your society activity (for example if your society often prepares food for members, food hygeine could be identified as a potential hazard).
2) Identify who might be harmed and how (for example, if you are holding an event in a public space on campus you should consider how a hazard may impact everyone, and not just your members)
3) Evaluate the risks, consider the liklihood and the concequences of the risk occuring to determine whether the risk is low medium or high.
4) Consider the precautions to help minimise the potential risk (for example, if you identified injury while training you could list precautions such as making sure everyone is wearing the correct footwear while training, or to ensure that protective gear is worn by all persons playing).
5) Identify who is responsible for ensuring risk management is carried out (for example if you have someone who is first aid trained, or if someone on your committee has an events organiser position).