Slippery surfaces/ rough terrain
It is likely during the field trip that participants will be required to walk on/over loose, slippery rocks or shingle. Green algae or sea weed may be covering the rocks, If so, this will increase the risk of slipping underfoot
All cliffs are liable to partial or large -scale collapse without warning. Individual boulders or large sections of the cliff face may fall
Close proximity to cliff edge
Participants will be in close proximity to the cliff edge at some sections
Inclement weather can potentially reduce visibility and cause issues with foothold
Changes in surface level and steps
Changes to the height of the path route to access the site and within the site itself may present difficulty to some individuals.
Other members of the public
Other members of the public may be affected by the presence of a large field trip. They may become threatening or abusive.
Dogs and wild animals
Whilst we don’t allow dogs on events, general members of the public’s dogs, as well as farm animals such as cows when crossing fields, and wild animals such as deer do all pose a risk.
Use of hammer, chisels and other tools
It is likely that
require the use of a
hammer & chisel to
There is a risk of injury
from striking fingers,
as well as rock
ejected at speed from
the point of impact
Tidal or deep water
Participants are likely to come in contact with water/sea water during the hunt. The presence of
water poses a risk of drowning no matter how deep.
Vehicles and car parks
The car parking areas and roadsides may involve a lot of vehicle movement.
Email To Attendees Text
IMPORTANT MESSAGE CONCERNING COVID-19
In order to protect all members of the group and staff ALL ATTENDEES must stay 2m+ apart at all times. The only exception to this rule is between attendees who come from the same household. Please advise leaders when registering if you are from the same household so we are aware. ALL ATTENDEES are required to bring suitable hand sanitiser and carry it with them throughout the event and use it as required. Briefings by UKAFH leaders may be shorter for safety reasons and we will not be handing round examples of fossils or handling specimens on the day. Leaders have the discretion to ask members to leave is they are not following these rules.
Participants must not attend if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have come into close contact with anyone who has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of the event.
These items must be worn to enable UKAFH to comply with the public liability insurance stipulations. Regretfully, participants will not be accepted on this event should the above equipment not be worn.
WE RUN A TWO STRIKE POLICY: A few members are signing up for events and not turning up. We understand that from time to time, there may be valid and very good reason, but failing to notify us in advance, and repeatedly not turning up is unfair to others who could have come to the event when events are full and is unfair on leaders and other members who have to wait around wondering if people are going to turn up. This includes being turned away for not having the correct PPE, which will be classed as a no-show. Fail to turn up twice, and your membership will be ceased without refund as our terms have been broken. If you cannot make this event, you MUST notify our main office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have produced a handy document, which contains information such as what fossils can be found, where to find then, the geology of the site and other useful info.
The hand out can be found here: