safety policy

ORIENTEERING AND OFFSITE WALKS

 

Venue:

Onsite            Manor Farm Country Park

                        Manor Farm

Offsite            Royal Victoria Country Park

Itchen Valley Country Park

Swanwick Nature Reserve

Hamble River circuit

Portchester Castle

 

Other venues as appropriate, instructor must have sufficient local knowledge of site

 

Instructor Qualification:     

In-house training, local knowledge.

 

Ratio:             1 Instructor to 8 Participants

May vary due to individuals’ high support needs.

                        Minimum 2 staff (ie, one QE2 Activity Centre, one visiting)

 

Equipment:

·         First aid kit

·         Map

·         Mobile phone

·         Throw line if near water

 

Pre Session:

When planning the session consideration needs to be given to:

·             Weather

·             Group ability

·             Suitability of location

Leave details of destination, eta, etr, on whiteboard

Ensure group members are wearing suitable clothing

 

Session:

·         Safety talk - site specific dangers (see risk assessment), behaviour

·         Appropriate group control  (nb - level of support/independence will vary, according to group, location, conditions)

                       

End of Session:

·         Make contact with base to confirm completion of activity.

 

   THE INSTRUCTOR HAS FINAL SAY IN DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT A SESSION TAKES PLACE AND IN WHAT MANNER IT IS CARRIED OUT