Mark.H.V.Corps Angling Advisor
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DESCRIPTIONMark.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
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
Organisation of school led adventure activitiesCompetenceCategories of adventurous activitiesRisk AssessmentSupervision
SupervisionDown TimeOn going Risk AssessmentEmergency ProceduresAdvice on Specific ActivitiesCoastal VisitsSwimming in the Sea etcFarm Visits
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
Match to activity
Special requirements for individualsInstitutions staffing requirements
Experience and qualifications
Ratios to group
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?