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Generic risk assessment for all COG events
Generic risk assessment for walks 16.02.15

Event leaders – Please carry out the following procedure at least one week prior to your programmed event. Please note this procedure is essential to ensure that you as the event organiser and COG are covered by our insurance. If the procedure is not followed then, regrettably, the event will be cancelled.

Step 1. Please read through the potential hazards and associated control measures set out in the generic risk assessment with respect to your programmed event. For outdoor events, please also refer to the walk leader guidelines below.

Step 2. Please email the Safety Officer at to confirm that the generic risk assessment covers all potential hazards and appropriate control measures applicable to your event. If, at any stage, you realise that the generic risk assessment omits anything, then please either add the details in the space provided at the bottom of the table and notify the Safety Officer of the details, or simply set out the additional risks and control measures in your email. These will be added to the online version of the generic risk assessment in due course.

In addition to the above, event leaders are encouraged to take a copy of this assessment with them to the event and highlight relevant sections on their copy. This will help in providing appropriate safety information to participants at the beginning of the walk.

And if there are any accidents or near misses during the walk, please let the Safety Officer have full details.

Walk leaders’ guidelines

Safety Policy

Emergency Procedures

COG constitution November 2022

COG membership form

Emergency contact details COG

Child protection policy

Equal opportunities policy

Complaints process

Use of personal information – COG policy statement