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Mark.H.V.Corps Angling Advisor. Off Site Safety Management. A few things to consider. Health & Safety on Educational Visits DfES currently provides advice in the Good Practice Guide Health & Safety of Pupils on Educational Visits published 1998 and available free from Prolog. (HASPEV 2). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Mark.H.V.CorpsAngling Advisor

  • Off Site Safety Management

    A few things to consider

  • Health & Safety on Educational Visits

    DfES currently provides advice in the Good Practice Guide Health & Safety of Pupils on Educational Visitspublished 1998 and available free from Prolog. (HASPEV 2)

  • Health & Safety

    Clarification of legal responsibilities and powers

    Health & Safety at WorkWho is the Employer? Voluntary Aided & Foundation?

    The LEA cannot fulfill its statutory duty unless it monitors how its schools are complying with the LEA policy. The LEA should monitor this robustly to ensure required standards are reached and should take action where they are not.

    DfES 0803/2001 Statutory

  • Roles of LEA & School: Outdoor Ed Adviser EVCRisk AssessmentCompetencePolicies & procedures

    2002

  • Organisation of school led adventure activitiesCompetenceCategories of adventurous activitiesRisk AssessmentSupervision

    2002

  • SupervisionDown TimeOn going Risk AssessmentEmergency ProceduresAdvice on Specific ActivitiesCoastal VisitsSwimming in the Sea etcFarm Visits

    2002

  • http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/docbank/index.cfm?id=3820

  • Duty of Care - everyone is required to take reasonable care in any situation in which harm to someone else could be foreseen.

    Higher Duty of Care - the standard of care expected with increased experience and specialist expertise where, through training or experience, one may be expected to visualise more clearly the results of ones actions in ones area/s of specialism.

  • Negligence- acts or omissions by someone with a duty of care in which this is breached by falling below the standard of care required in the circumstances to protect others from the unreasonable risk of harm. The three concepts of duty, breach and harm are more simply expressed as having a responsibility, being careless which results in injury or death.

  • Initial PlanningGroup Composition

    Age

    Gender

    Previous experience

    Ability

    Numbers

    Match to activity

  • Special requirements for individualsInstitutions staffing requirements

    Experience and qualifications

    Ratios to group

    Constraints

  • Overall planningaims and objectives of the visitactivityprogrammetravel arrangementsvenue -residential base -activity sitesactivity / staffing -match to group -qualifications / experience of staff - ratios - responsibilities - qualifications - experience - equipment and resources

  • Group code of practiceClothing and equipmentCommunications -internal -externalEmergency proceduresInformation carried by staff or left at baseEnvironmental conditions -weather conditions -seasonal considerationsDecision makingConcern for the environment

  • Minor Incidents (p 41 43)For minor incidents occurring off-site, the accompanying school and Regional Fisheries Board staff, will be expected to deal with the outcome. It might be a simple first aid application or behavioural problem. It will, be dealt with through the established internal arrangements of the Regional Board or staff accompanying the young people to the off-site venue. Group leader responsibilities need to be defined, as well as those of all other staff before the group go on their activity.

  • Major incidentWhere for example a group is lost, a mini-bus has seriously crashed or a young person(s) has been injured procedures need to cover actions:1. at the incident scene at the time2. for communicating with the police, rescue services, and to key personnel at the school and back at the Regional Fisheries Board to inform parents, media, organising body, other young people3. to enable the group to securely return to the school and their homes4. that maintain sensitive relations with the media5. to effect post-incident care of group members, staff and others closely involved.6. record essential incident information

  • Practical Group ManagementHead countsRatios, small cells & buddy systemsCommunicationsParking & disembarkingRoad traffic issuesGroup briefingSpecific hazards Managing downtimeManaging lunch breaks etc.Buffer zonesCollection pointsInvolving students in the process

  • Working by WaterWater hazard avoidanceDepth, Speed, Temperature, Water Quality? Dealing with incidents Improvised rescue reach throw wade tow Paddling versus swimming?

  • QUESTIONS?