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  1. 1. Risk Assessments The HSE Five Step Model for School Visits
  2. 2. Why Risk Assess? <ul><li>Reduce risks </li></ul><ul><li>Increase safety </li></ul>Generic risk assessments Herts County Council ( http://www.thegrid.org.uk/info/healthandsafety/risk_assessment.shtml ).
  3. 3. Step 1 Identify the hazards <ul><li>Accommodation </li></ul><ul><li>Locations </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Special individual needs </li></ul><ul><li>Specific pursuits </li></ul><ul><li>Free time </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step 2 Who might be harmed <ul><li>Pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Adults </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 3 Evaluate risks & decide on precautions <ul><li>Control measures </li></ul><ul><li>Generic risk assessments </li></ul><ul><li>School policies </li></ul><ul><li>Backup plans </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision ratios </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 4 Record findings & implement Low Provide clear information re suitable clothing and equipment to young people and parents <ul><li>Plan an appropriate programme, clothing and equipment for the possible weather conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Get daily weather forecast and adjust plans if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Have kit for pupils who come poorly equipped – check before departure and/or bring spares </li></ul>Harm from cold, harm from heat, sun burn, heat exhaustion Pupils and adults Weather extremes Residual risk rating Notes or actions needed Controls Possible harms People exposed to Harm Hazard
  7. 7. Step 5 Review & update <ul><li>What worked </li></ul><ul><li>What didn’t </li></ul><ul><li>Annually </li></ul>

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