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Hull Geological Society

Generic Risk Assessment

Type of meeting: -outdoor meeting during a health pandemic (e.g. Covid virus in 2020).

This is in addition to the existing Risk Assessment for the specific type of outdoor meeting. 

 This Risk Assessment should be read in conjunction with the Safety Policy and Data Protection Procedure.  

Booking:  necessary. Contact details of attendees is required and will be retained and used according to the Data Protection policy. 

PPE – attendees should bring: facemask, gloves, hand sanitiser

The Leader of the event should give a quick talk to the group about safety, particularly if non-members are present




Safety measures

Catching airborne virus


Limit the maximum number in the group to government restrictions. The leader should decide on a practical number.

Insist on pre-booking with full contact details if necessary.

Insist that anyone feeling unwell does not attend.

Remain socially distanced during the event following government guidelines

Everyone is encouraged to wear masks

Catching virus by contact

Low to medium

Advise attendees to avoid physical contact – e.g. avoid shaking hands

Attendees should not share geological equipment.

Wear gloves when handling specimens and equipment

Do not lick specimens to taste them or wet them

Use hand sanitiser frequently

Attendees must not share food or drinks

Attendees should travel in their own vehicles and not share lifts except with family members or others in their “bubble”


Developing symptoms of  the virus after the event

Medium to high

Insist that the organiser is notified immediately.

The organiser contact details for at least 2 weeks after the event (following HGS policy and Government advice).

Immediately notify everyone who attended and request that they self-isolate in line with Government advice and to notify the organiser if any symptoms develop.

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