RISK ASSESSMENT FOR SCHOOL/GROUP TRIPS TO PUZZLEWOOD

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					                                RISK ASSESSMENT FOR SCHOOL/GROUP TRIPS TO PUZZLEWOOD

Significant Hazards       Those who may           Action to reduce/prevent risk                                         Risk Assessment
and                       be harmed
Identification of risks
Organisation of trip.     Number of children      1.   Knowledge of site by organizer.                                  LOW
                                                  2.   Previsit to site by one or two staff preferable.
                          Minimum number          3.   Adults briefed about trip.
                          of adults               4.   Children divided into manageable groups.
                                                       (1 adult: 6 pupils - primary. 1 adult: 10 pupils - secondary).

Minor accident            All participants        1. Group leader to appoint suitably qualified first aiders.           LOW
                                                  2. First aid kit to be available throughout the day

Dealing with SEN                                  1. All staff members aware of childrens needs.                        LOW
children                                          2. Children with particular needs to stay with staff they know.
                                                  3. Staff to keep and administer medication as per parents
                                                     instructions.
                                             4.
Separation from group     All participants        1. Regular head counts.                                               LOW
                                                  2 Children briefed on what to do if they become separated.

Incident or Emergency     All participants        1. Medical conditions and behavioral details known to all staff.      LOW
                                                  2. Activities managed in accordance with abilities of staff and
                                                     children.

Transport to and from     All participants        1 Use of reputable coach company.                                     LOW
Puzzlewood                                        2 Seat belts should be worn.

Clothing                  All participants        1.   Children and teachers should wear suitable old clothing.         LOW
                                                  2.   Sun – Hat and sun screen
                                                  3.   Rain - Waterproof coats.
                                                  4.   All weathers – Trainers or walking shoes with a good grip

General Public around                             1. Remind children of expected level of good behavior.                LOW
the children                                      2. Regular head counts in public places.
                   RISK ASSESSMENT FOR SCHOOL/GROUP TRIPS TO PUZZLEWOOD

Wood        1.   Everyone MUST stay on the paths at ALL times.
            2.   No running.
            3.   Children must stay with adults and adults must ensure this.
            4.   Some of the steps and paths are uneven and care should be taken at all times. Stop, to look at the
                 scenery.
            5.   Use hand rails on the steps (where available). Some of the steps are steep. Take care.
            6.   Some plants in the wood are prickly e.g. Holly.
            7.   In wet weather the paths and steps can become slippery; take additional care.
            8.   Be aware of low branches.
            9.   Walk slowly over the bridges. Be aware that some people can be apprehensive about heights.

Car Park    1. Coaches to park on the graveled area.
            2. Beware of moving traffic in the car park area.

Animals     1.   Read all the signs about the animals.
            2.   Animals can bite.
            3.   Do not enter fields or pens.
            4.   Always wash hands after touching the animals. Washing facilities are available in the toilet block.
            5.   Some children may be allergic to animals/hay/straw etc.

Play Area   1. The equipment can get slippery in wet weather.
            2. Ensure adult supervision of children in your care.
            3. Suitability of the equipment for the children in your specific group.

Wood        4. No running.
Puzzle      5. Look out for some uneven surfaces, low ceilings and steps.
            6. Children under 7 years should be accompanied by an adult.

				
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