Note the following risks and hazards:
· Rockfall and icefall
and icefall can be caused by natural forces, or by people travelling
through the terrain (e.g. climbing/scrambling/hiking). What are the risks? Impact from a falling rock or ice can result in injury or death and can also damage equipment such as ropes.
can occur in the terrain in which we operate and can be caused by
natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain (e.g.
skiing/snowboarding). What are the risks? Anyone caught in an avalanche is at risk of personal injury, death, and/or property damage or loss."
o Cornice fall
o Tress, forest deadfall and tree stumps
o Rocks and Boulders
o Variable and difficult walking terrain
o Impact or collision with other persons or objects
o Encounters with domestic or wild animals
o Contact with poisonous flora or fauna
o Loss of balance or control
o Slips, trips,and falls
· Falls and Belaying
and ice climbing present the risk of falling from the wall causing the
climber to collide with the wall or the ground, which can lead to injury
o The risk of belay failure is also present, which can contribute to the risk of a ground fall
· Communication, rescue and medical treatment
o Communication can be difficult and in the event of a accident rescue and treatment may not be available
o Adverse weather may also delay the arrival of treatment and transport out of the field
o If an Injury occurs in challenging terrain movement to an evacuation point may be slow