Health & Safety policies

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ACCREDITATION

Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Activities Centre is registered with The Adventure Activities Licensing Service as licensed to provide specified activities under heading Watersports.  Licence details can be confirmed by calling The Licensing Service, telephone 029 2075 5715.

Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Activities Centre is approved by Hampshire County Council to provide activities to Hampshire school groups

SAFETY

Great emphasis is placed on safety during activities.  The Centre tries to minimise the risks involved by employing qualified instructors and by using high quality equipment.  However, outdoor activities are potentially hazardous in nature and participants must accept a certain amount of risk.  Those with parental responsibility must also recognise a degree of risk when signing the consent form.

 Consent and medical forms are issued in order to help us to run activities safely.  Please complete the forms accurately.  You will not be excluded from an activity because of a disability, informing us of your needs will help us to help you to achieve your aims.  Similarly inability to swim will not prevent you from taking part in boating activities.

SUPERVISION

During activities supervision of students is shared, but visiting staff must retain overall responsibility for control of students’ behaviour

Visiting staff should provide relevant information concerning health issues and behavioural problems where it may affect the safe running of activities or impact on other Centre users

QE2 Activity Centre staff are First Aid trained and will deal with first aid incidents in conjunction with visiting staff.  Medical issues, including the dispensation of medication, remain the responsibility of visiting staff

 GENERAL WELFARE

The Centre’s general statement of Health & Safety Policy states that:

·         Our policy is to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of working for all our employees and to provide such information, training and supervision needed for the purpose.  We also accept responsibility for the health and safety of other people who might be affected by our activities

The QE2 Activity Centre operates a no smoking policy

INSURANCE

£10,000,000 public liability insurance (policy number UC PMH3416995) is held with Travelers Insurance Company Ltd, registered office: 60 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0HR                           

CONSENT AND MEDICAL FORMS 

Consent and medical forms are issued in order to help us to run activities safely.  Please complete the forms accurately.  You will not be excluded from an activity because of a disability, informing us of your needs will help us to help you to achieve your aims.  Similarly inability to swim will not prevent you from taking part in boating activities.

QUALIFICATIONS
Activities will be led by instructors holding the following qualifications or higher

            open canoeing:         BCU level 2 coach/UKCC paddlesport level 1
            improvised rafting:    BCU level 2 coach/UKCC paddlesport level 1
            motorboat:                 RYA powerboat level 2   

            climbing:                    CWA or SPA or in-house trained plus MIA assessed
            archery:                      GNAS leaders award
            ropes course/zipwire: in house training