Risk Assessments for Practices and Events

To be covered by SCACR insurance, a Risk Assessment for every Association or District event must be completed and emailed to the Secretary in advance. The Risk Assessment is a process that will help you consider the hazards associated with any activity, and put in place control measures to mitigate the risks.

To help you complete the Risk Assessments for your planned activities, this page includes example risk assessments for different types of activities and guidance on how to complete yours.

How to use the Sample Risk Assessments

The example Risk Assessments provide a starting point for you when planning your activity.

The event/activity leader is responsible for initiating the thinking about the possible risks and how the leader can reduce them. Your risk assessment serves as a communication tool so that everyone who appears on the responsible column is clear. It is very important that each action has a person assigned as responsible. Please delete any parts that are not relevant to your activity. Please add any rows of risks that you think of, that are not included.

The five sample risk assessments have been chosen to cover a variety of situations:

  • No ringing / ringing at one tower / ringing at multiple towers
  • A one-off event / a regular scheduled event
  • A single person in charge / shared responsibilities
  • Catering provided / no catering

Example Risk Assessments [links to downloadable Word docs]:

  1. Training Day – with ringing and catering [PDF] [Word (editable)]
  2. ADM – ringing at multiple towers, ringers’ tea, business meeting [PDF] [Word (editable)]
  3. Social Event – quiz with fish & chips supper [PDF] [Word (editable)]
  4. District Outing – ringing at multiple, unfamiliar towers [PDF] [Word (editable)]
  5. Regular District Practice – evening ringing at one tower [PDF] [Word (editable)]

The example risk assessments have been provided by five different people and therefore have different styles.

We strongly recommend that each individual tower also has its own Risk Assessment (including individual information about that tower, e.g. access, lighting, emergency procedures). Association event/practice Risk Assessments can then reference the relevant tower Risk Assessment(s).

Should you want any help, please contact your District Secretary. Once completed please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as a copy is needed for insurance purposes.

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