VENUE and SAFETY INFORMATION for SCHOOL EXCURSIONS 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 email@example.com 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.