Risk Assessment for Motocross Activities

Risk priority matrix:

If the hazard is present, answer "Yes" and if not present, answer "No"

Then rate the hazard once scored by considering the remaining risk exposure after the mitigating and controlling factors of the existing control measures are taken into account (residual risk).

If residual risk is less than 5 then you can select "safe" in the "rate the hazard" section (If the hazard is present, then you must select "Safe" or "At Risk" for each hazard category)

Take photographs or sketch to help clarify the hazard (or indeed the lack of hazard) as required in each section.

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Ensure that the hierarchy of risk control is applied to actions:

The lower the number the more effective the action

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Informed Participation

CONTROL MEASURES:
(a) Participants in all Events (Recreational Motocross activities, 'Manufacturer days' and private coaching events) must hold a valid MA licence.
(b) Before any event, participants will be informed of the risks associated with the sport. Participants that are aged under 18 will be required to have a legal guardian present, as warnings carry no legal weight to underage participants.
(c) Many risks arising out of motorcycle sport are obvious and inherent to the sport. These risks should never be understated or denied. It should be clear to all participants that many risks of injury and damage cannot be eliminated, even by the exercise of due care.
(d) A warning in accordance with the Manual of Motorcycle Sport (MoMS) must be provided at all sites of participation.
(e) All participants must sign an indemnity in the form prescribed by Motorcycling Australia.

Standard of Participation
(a) All new riders will be observed at their first participation to ensure they are capable of safely controlling a motorcycle
(b) All participants will be observed to ensure any participation is at a standard that is reasonably consistent with their skill and experience.
(c) Participants will be prevented from participation where it appears that their skill level may affect the safety of themselves and others.

Are there any aspects of CityMX's disclosure documentation, including issues relating to the wording of indemnification / registration forms, staff supervision and/or signage on display, that may be hazardous or negligent in our Duty of Care to participants (staff, volunteers, riders and/or spectators)?

What elements are hazardous?

What work needs to be done to address the issues?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s)

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

Safety Equipment

CONTROL MEASURES:
(a) All participants must wear helmets, clothing, gloves and other safety gear strictly in accordance with the current CityMX Operations Manual (a hard copy is located in the Site Office).
(b) Staff on site must ensure that the above requirement is complied with.
(c) All staff, sub-contractors, photographers and other volunteers must wear flouro safety vests whenever trackside for optimal visibility.

Are any riders, spectators, staff (including volunteers and sub-contractors) not wearing the specified Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for their activity?

What elements are hazardous?

What work needs to be done to address the issues?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s)

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

Unacceptable Conduct and Member Protection Policy

CONTROL MEASURES:
Any participant, spectator, parent, official volunteer or other person will be made to leave the venue, or to discontinue any riding activity as appropriate, under any of the following circumstances:
(a) If under the influence of alcohol, drugs, tiredness and such injury or illness as that impairs performance, concentration and safe participation;
(b) When conducting themselves recklessly and erratically, in an offensive or abusive manner and without due consideration to the safety and well-being of themselves and others; or
(c) When in breach of any policy including the code of conduct of Motorcycling Australia and CityMX.

Are any breaches to the code of conduct for Motorcycling Australia and/or CityMX present?

What elements are hazardous?

What work needs to be done to address the issues?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s)

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

CityMX Access Roads and Car Park Areas

CONTROL MEASURES:
(a) Ensure CityMX site is secured outside of business hours and follow the Pre-start and Shut down Checklist.
(b) Engage a private security company (Site View) to monitor the site and surrounding shared access roads and car park areas outside of business hours.
(c) Install and activate CCTV to monitor and deter anti-social behaviour.

Have CityMX security measures been breached in any way (i.e. is there evidence of damaged fencing, unlawful access etc)?

What elements are hazardous?

What work needs to be done to address the issues?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s). As a matter or procedure please also call or SMS Steve Martin directly on 0405 403 686 to inform him of the situation.

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

Are the CityMX property or WCC infrastructure (shared amenities, access roads and car parks) showing signs of damage or vandalism?

What elements are hazardous?

What work needs to be done to address the issues?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s). As a matter or procedure please also call or SMS Steve Martin directly on 0405 403 686 to inform him of the situation.

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

Is access to the venue obstructed or has there been impacts (such as illegal dumping) that affect the aesthetics or use of CityMX or WCC facilities?

What elements are hazardous?

What work needs to be done to address the issues?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s). As a matter or procedure please also call or SMS Steve Martin directly on 0405 403 686 to inform him of the situation.

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

Site Office and Equipment Shed(s)

CONTROL MEASURES:
(a) Ensure CityMX Site Office and Equipment Shed are routinely maintained by staff as per the Pre-start and Shut down Checklist.
(b) CityMX staff to undertake regular cleaning, tidying up and OHS auditing of the Site Office and Equipment Shed in the course of their daily duties.

Is the site office clean and free of any hazards that could cause injury to staff or clients (i.e. electrical, slips - trips - falls, etc)

Who might be harmed?

You selected other, please specify:

How might they be harmed?

What controls already exist?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s)

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

Track Condition

CONTROL MEASURES:
(a) CityMX is sanctioned and insured by the National governing body of motorcycle sport in Australia and therefore must comply with the relevant set of standards. See section 6 of the MA Track Guidelines booklet (a hardcopy of this booklet is in the Site Office) if there's any uncertainty as to whether the track layout and features meet the required standards.
(b) CityMX tracks are to be maintained (minor and major earthwork) as per the Operations Manual.
(c) Any complaint about the track condition is to be logged and registered using iAuditor for notification of the appropriate parties and corrective action.

Does any area of the track, including adjacent pathways or 'neutral' zones, represent a hazard to riders, spectators or staff?

What elements are hazardous?

What work needs to be done to address the issues?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s)

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

Plant and Equipment

CONTROL MEASURES:
(a) All plant will at all times meet the minimum requirements of WorkSafe and like bodies.
(b) The Maintenance Record will include a section for Plant and Equipment.
(c) All maintenance, repairs and other issues will be logged in the Maintenance Record.
(d) Plant and equipment will be serviced at manufacturer recommended intervals.
(e) All operators of machinery will receive training on the operation of the plant or equipment. All accreditation, training/inductions are to be logged in the Inductions Record.
(f) No children (i.e. <18 years old) are to operate or ride on any machinery (HD5/HD8 side-by-side vehicles are not considered 'machinery').
(g) The track shall be closed for operation while maintenance is being performed, either on the track or off the track.
(h) Mobile equipment will be locked in the security compound when not in use, and all keys removed.
(i) Stationary portable equipment will be locked in the container when not in use.
(j) Machinery not in service or with faults will be tagged with an ‘Out of Service’ tag and will not be permitted to be used until repaired or replaced. An entry will be made in the Maintenance Log for any equipment tagged.

With reference to the above criteria are there hazards related to any plant or equipment on site?

Who might be harmed?

You selected other, please specify:

How might they be harmed?

What controls already exist?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s)

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

Is the equipment / plant maintenance log up to date and has the item been serviced in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications?

Who might be harmed?

You selected other, please specify:

How might they be harmed?

What controls already exist?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s)

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

Motorcycles

CONTROL MEASURES:
(a) All motorcycles on track (including hire bikes) must be in safe working order.
Responsibility for this rests with the owner of the motorcycle, however CityMX staff will endeavour to ensure that any risk or defect in the safety of motorcycle equipment is brought to the attention of the person riding the motorcycle and to the Site Manager if necessary.

With reference to the above criteria are there hazards related to any motorcycles on site?

Who might be harmed?

You selected other, please specify:

How might they be harmed?

What controls already exist?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s)

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

Are the hire bike maintenance logs up to date and have these motorcycles been serviced in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications?

Who might be harmed?

You selected other, please specify:

How might they be harmed?

What controls already exist?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s)

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

Environmental Management

CONTROL MEASURES:
This component of the CityMX Risk Assessment requires a copy of the Environmental Management Measures of the Site Environmental Management Plan for reference (a hard copy of the SEMP can be found in the Site Office).

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Are there any environmental issues at CityMX, including but not limited to evidence of chemical spills, excessive run off, airborne dust, or noise pollution, that are in breach of the SEMP or otherwise represent a hazard to riders, spectators, staff or the wider community?

What elements are hazardous?

What work needs to be done to address the issues?

What is the likelihood of harm?
What is the severity?
Total Score of likelihood x severity

Rate the Hazard (Comment mandatory for scores of 5 and above)

Action(s) required:
you must also identify who is responsible for the action(s)

Action(s)

Action

Responsibility:

Operational Audit

Are all safety & first aid equipment in sound working order (I.e. stocked and in service)?

What needs attention?

Is membership paperwork properly handled and secured?

How will this be corrected?

Are all vehicle and venue keys secured and accounted for?

Which keys are missing?

Are there any risks present to clients or staff as a result of new or changed activities during the past quarter of operations?

Explain how this can be corrected.

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.