VENUE and SAFETY INFORMATION for SCHOOL EXCURSIONS

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Venue Name                                National Electoral Education Centre
Location                                  Canberra
Mailing Address if different to           Australian Electoral Commission (EEC) / PO Box 6172 , Kingston, ACT 2604
location
Phone Number                              1800 020 067                      Fax Number                       02 6271 4535
Email                                     eec_aec@aec.gov                   Web Address                      www.aec.gov.au
Insurance                                 Does the venue have public        YES – through the Australian
                                          liability cover?                  Electoral Commission (AEC)

Activities / Programs                     Activity / Program                Age group, fitness level,        Staff accreditation /
Provide a general description of each                                       prerequisite skills, etc req’d   competence
activity/program and recommend            Audiovisual, touch screens        Suits children - adults. No      Staff are trained at EEC and
age, group, fitness level, prerequisite
skills, etc required. Also list the       (interactive) and mock election   fitness level or other           assessed for competency.
accreditation / competence of staff to    with a trained Electoral          prerequisites needed.            Approximately every six
provide the activity / program.           Educator (EE)                                                      months they are reassessed.


Safety Issues /                           (potential) Hazards           Safety Strategies
Considerations                               1. Entrance steps are a       1. Children are moved in an orderly manner and
List (potential) hazards related to              roughened concrete and        accompanied by a responsible adult. There are trained
each activity / program and the                  internal courtyard            first aid officers at the EEC.
venue and outline strategies for
ensuring visitor safety.                         pavers become wet in      2. Evacuation procedures are in place and regularly tested.
                                                 rain.                         Trained Fire Wardens are on hand. Extinguishers are in
                                             2. Fire                           place and checked.
Equipment                                 Equipment                                                           Good working order and
Where relevant, list any equipment,                                                                           safety features operational
including personal protective                                                                                 (yes/no)
equipment (PPE), to be provided for
use during the activities / programs.
Can you confirm that this equipment
is maintained, repaired and in good
order with safety features
operational?                              All electrical equipment is encased and power points are behind    Yes.
                                          skirting boards.
Clothing / Footwear / Other                Clothing / Footwear / Other Items Required
Where relevant, list clothing /            There are no special dress requirements. The EEC has some spare clothing if students soil their
footwear and other items participants      clothing.
are required to bring. Indicate if any
items are provided by the venue.


Supervision / Services                     Supervision / Services
Outline services provided by venue         The EEC provides information and activities regarding Federal elections and voting. Most visitors
staff including briefings, guided tours,   are school groups accompanied by a teacher and sometimes other adults. All groups are guided
supervision of activities, etc.
                                           by a trained Electoral Educator. Teachers are responsible for their students.

Access                                     Are access to and egress from YES  – see previous                      NO 
                                           the premises safe and without comments.
                                           risk to health and safety?
                                           Is the venue wheelchair            YES  .                              NO 
                                           accessible?
Emergencies                                Are emergency procedures in        YES  .                              NO 
                                           place for the venue?
                                           Are staff trained to deal with     YES  .                              NO 
                                           emergency situations?
First Aid                                  There is a First Aid room, a First Aid kit and trained First Aid Officers at the EEC.
Describe first aid facilities, etc


Construction / Maintenance /               Are licensed personnel used        YES  .                         NO 
Repair                                     for all construction,
                                           maintenance and/or repair
                                           work?
Additional Comments                        A child using toilets must be accompanied by another child and/or responsible adult.
(if any)                                   Entry and exit doors have security locks.
                                           Security officers are available 24 hours a day.

				
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