Running with Buggies – Generic Risk Assessment
|Hazard description||Person(s) at risk||Control Measures||Notes|
|Fall from buggy||Child||Only buggies designed for running to be used (3 wheeled buggies only). Child to be secured with 5 point harness||Buggy to be used by child’s parent or guardian only|
|Uneven terrain||Child, parent/guardian||Buggies only to be used on redways, pavements and other suitable paths. Recce route prior to running with buggy||It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to familiarise themselves with the route before the run, and to determine the suitability for running with a buggy.|
|Collision between buggy/others||Child, parent/guardian, other runners, members of the public||Make group aware that you intend to run with a buggy. Be alert to others running with you, other people using the route. Call out to warn other runners/pedestrians as you are approaching/passing Only run with buggies on paths of suitable width||Suitable width paths are those wide enough for a running buggy to pass a pedestrian without either leaving the path.|
|Crossing roads||Child, parent/guardian, members of the public||Approach all road crossings with caution – be prepared to stop. Check carefully for traffic before proceeding. Ensure buggy does not leave the pavement until it is safe to cross||Be aware that it may be more difficult to stop suddenly while pushing a buggy at speed|
|Injury/medical emergency while running||Parent/guardian||Parent/guardian to advise club of ICE contact who will take care of the child if the running parent/guardian is injured/taken ill. Contact details to be carried by the parent/guardian||Normal club emergency procedures to be followed|
- It is the responsibility of the runner to ensure that they are fit and able to run with the buggy at a speed appropriate for the group.
- The above is not an exhaustive list. A dynamic risk assessment should be carried out by the runner during the run. Be aware of specific hazards on the route – for example, lakes/rivers, dogs, cyclists.
- Take into account weather conditions and seasonal variations – snow/ice, high winds, leaves/debris on paths
Any issues or queries please address them to Chair@mklr.club