Planning Safe Visits

Safety whilst Learning Outside the Classroom - the official government definition of what most people call Trips or Visits - is of paramount importance. The good news is that thousands of such trips are carried out safely each year, but occasionally, for whatever reason, things do go wrong. Therefore, it is vital that safe practices and accredited venues and providers are utilised and that emergency procedures are put into place. ​ This module allows all group leaders who plan trips to understand their overall responsibilities in law by learning from good practice, formal DfE advice, and past cases illustrated by practical examples.

Course Presented by: 

Julian Penney


45-50 Minutes

Key topics covered

  • Safe planning checklist

  • Risk assessment

  • Special needs

  • Charging

  • First aid and medical arrangements

  • Emergency planning

  • Adult/student ratios

  • Activities at water margins

  • The LOtC Quality Badge

  • Dynamic risk assessment

  • Visit evaluation

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