I have just been tasked to write a Risk Assessment and Method Statement for "WHEN" H.M.G eases the restrictions on social gatherings and the level of isolation for persons at risk. These documents are being written to cover members only and NOT for public running. One has to think for example about a possible derailment and how a group of people can safely work closely togeather putting a loco back on the track. I have drafted the two documents and I would be interested to hear if any other club has carried out this exercise. Please drop me a P.M. as it may be a easier to compare notes. Many thanks
We (RVLS) have re-opened this week. Only 2 members on site, only 1 person in clubhouse or workshop and no passenger carrying. In reality it is for site maintenance with the reward of a little "play"
This is most interesting. Our Landlord is the local Council and our track is in a public park. We are duty bound to submit our risk assessment and method statements to them before we return on site. However I think I should investigate the idea of members being present for "essential maintainance and physical security of the site" . I will send you a P.M.
I written the Risk Assessments and Method statements for my club and have passed them to our Board. The Board has decided that they will wait until HMG lifts some of the restriction on social gatherings for vulnerable persons.Also as we meet in a public park and our fencing is not continuous , we may have Mr/Mrs/Ms general public wandering onto site and their removal may cause problems for us. ( the dog walkers happily use our track to run their multiple hounds). Very sad ,but the Board would rather be safe than sorry.
NLSME is open for club members only with social distancing employed, not had the chance to pop up myself yet but hope too soon. I could certainly do with a change of scenery.
We drove past the sort of End of the Road on our way back from the Norwich area on Tuesday. All the miles and passing at least 3 clubs possibly more and all closed!!!
David and Lily.
Builder of far too many projects, but I love them all. The more Locomotives you have building, the more solutions to other Projects Problems get Solved. Reworking Simplex into a Fowler Complex. Making a Jinty more to scale. And going up a size in the shape of a Jessie.