Sygun Copper Mine

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COVID-19 Safety Measures at Sygun Copper Mine

Risk Assessment For Sygun Copper Mine

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COVID-19 & GENERAL SAFETY

NO. ACTIVITY HAZARD ACTIONS TO REDUCE RISK RISK ASSESSMENT (after actions to reduce risk) LOW/MED/HIGH
1 Before arrival at Sygun Copper Mine Customers unaware of Sygun Covid Policy Company Covid 19 safety measures to be present on website. LOW
2 Staff Manage Visitors safely Staff to ensure that all procedures are adhered to. Before, during and after tour. LOW
2a
Competency of staff Staff to be made aware of up to date government guidelines and enforce where necessary. LOW
2c
Safety of staff Staff to wear appropriate PPE– face visor and mask. Staff to be equipped with hand sanitiser and cleaning materials LOW
3 Participating on tour Surface contact/ Contact with other persons contracting Covid-19 Follow latest government advice relating to 2m social distancing and hand cleaning. All customers to be asked before booking on tour and before going underground if they, or anyone they have been living with, has symptoms of Covid 19. If so they are not permitted to go on tour and must remain at home or return home to self isolate. LOW
4 Visitor Safety Surface contact/ Contact with other persons contracting Covid-19 One way system to be maintained throughout tour. Signage displayed reminding of social distancing between visitors. All customers and staff to use hand sanitiser at entry and at the exit of the mine. LOW
4a

All hand rails to be sanitised periodically. Hand sanitising stations in place at the entrance and exit of the mine. LOW
5
General Visitors to be issued with and advised how to use safety helmet LOW
5a
Surface contact/ Contact with other persons contracting Covid-19 Helmets to be sanitised in between use. LOW

UNDERGROUND

NO. ACTIVITY HAZARD ACTIONS TO REDUCE RISK RISK ASSESSMENT (after actions to reduce risk) LOW/MED/HIGH
6 Tunnels or passages underground Darkness Lighting system illuminates all areas Lighting system is checked on a daily basis LOW
6a
Disorientation Directional signs indicate route LOW
6b
Straying from route Directional signs indicate route and barriers placed to unauthorized areas LOW
6c
Overcrowding Visitors access to underground is regulated to prevent overcrowding LOW
6d
Claustrophobia Visitors are informed of size of tunnels and length of route LOW
7 Floor surface Slipping on surface Non skid (grooved) concrete surfaces, non skid steel grilles and handrails are provided LOW
8 Ceiling Low ceiling hitting head Helmets provided and must be worn LOW
9 Lighting Failure Emergency lighting system operates if failure of main power LOW
10 Ventilation Lack of ventilation Good ventilation is maintained by having a number of connections to surface air LOW
11 Radon Exposure to radon gas Radon gas monitoring has been completed and concentrations are below action level. Good ventilation throughout the mine minimises risk of exposure LOW
12 Physical accident Tending to casualty There are first aid supplies and list of emergency phone numbers located at ticket desk LOW
13 Surface Walkways Slipping on gravel surface Maintaining surface and advise visitors of terrain LOW
14 Rock exposures Failing rock All walk ways are situated away from these areas LOW
15 Spoil material Loose or failing soil All walk ways are situated away from these areas LOW
16 Physical accident Tending to casualty There are first aid supplies and list of emergency phone numbers located at the ticket desk LOW

SURFACE

NO. ACTIVITY HAZARD ACTIONS TO REDUCE RISK RISK ASSESSMENT (after actions to reduce risk) LOW/MED/HIGH
17 Playground Maintenance Playground equipment is checked on a weekly basis LOW
17a
Failing off equipment All relevant areas have appropriate surfaces/ground coverings There are first aid supplies and list of emergency phone numbers located at the ticket desk LOW



Parents to supervise and be responsible for their own children LOW
17b
Surface contact/ Contact with other persons contracting Covid-19 Hand sanitiser available at the entrance to the play area LOW



Touch areas to be regularly sanitised LOW
  • Date of Assessment: March 2021
  • Name: B Ward-Manager
  • Review Date: March 2022 (unless changes are made and earlier review required)

Directions

Opening Times

We are open:
10th February - 10th November
27th December - 2nd January

Spring
10.00am - 4.00pm 10th February - 31st March
Summer
9.30am - 5.00pm 1st April - 30th September
Autumn
10.00am - 4.00pm 1st October - 10th November
Winter
10.00am - 4.00pm 27th December - 2nd January

Keep in Touch

Phone: 01766 890595

Email: sygunmine@hotmail.com

Address: Sygun Copper Mine Beddgelert, Gwynedd LL55 4NE UK.