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