Risk Assessments

School Run

This is reviewed prior to each outing taking place, and any incidents occurring are recorded in my accident/incident book. I will remember to take my mobile telephone, emergency contact numbers and a first aid kit.



Type of outing:     School run

How will we get there:   Walk

Potential risks on the journey and how I will minimise these risks:  
I will keep a look out for animal faeces and broken glass on the path to ensure that no-one steps on it. I will check for overhanging bushes and branches to ensure that they will not scratch a child’s face or go in their eyes. 


If we pass a dog, I will teach the children to ask the dog’s owner if it is a friendly dog before stroking it to avoid a child getting bitten. There are no roads to cross on the way to school. However, I will teach the children to listen for cars and look before they walk in front of a driveway. I will teach the children to stay close to me or hold the pushchair at all times to avoid anyone getting lost.


Potential risks once we arrive and how I will minimise these risks:
To stop a child getting lost, I will make sure I can see them at all times. If a child persists in running off, I will hold their hand until I can trust them not to run off. To avoid a child going with someone they don’t know, I will teach them basic ‘Stranger Danger’ rules – never accept gifts or sweets from a stranger; never get in a car with a stranger; never go anywhere with a stranger; and never go off on your own without telling your parents or a trusted adult.

Trips to the library or local shops

This is reviewed prior to each outing taking place, and any incidents occurring are recorded in my accident/incident book. I will remember to take my mobile telephone, emergency contact numbers and a first aid kit.

Type of outing:     Local shops/library

How will we get there:   Walk

Potential risks on the journey and how I will minimise these risks:
I will keep a look out for animal faeces and broken glass on the path to ensure that no-one steps on it. I will check for overhanging bushes and branches to ensure that they will not scratch a child’s face or go in their eyes. If we pass a dog, I will teach the children to ask the dog’s owner if it is a friendly dog before stroking it to avoid a child getting bitten. 


I will teach the children about road safety by ensuring that we cross in a visible stop; look left, right and left again before crossing; use pedestrian crossings where available; and always set a good example. I will teach the children to walk quickly but sensibly across roads. I will teach the children to stay close to me or hold the pushchair at all times to avoid anyone getting lost.


Potential risks once we arrive and how I will minimise these risks:
To stop a child getting lost, I will make sure I can see them at all times. If a child persists in running off, I will hold their hand until I can trust them not to run off, strapping them into a pushchair if necessary. To avoid a child going with someone they don’t know, I will teach them basic ‘Stranger Danger’ rules – never accept gifts or sweets from a stranger; never get in a car with a stranger; never go anywhere with a stranger; and never go off on your own without telling your parents or a trusted adult. To prevent a child getting hurt by running around, I will teach them to act responsibly when in a shop/the library.

Trips involving the use of public transport

This is reviewed prior to each outing taking place, and any incidents occurring are recorded in my accident/incident book. I will remember to take my mobile telephone, emergency contact numbers and a first aid kit.
 
Type of outing:     Any that involves using public transport

How will we get there: Public Transport

Potential risks on the journey and how I will minimise these risks:  
To stop a child getting hurt, I will ensure that they adhere to safety precautions by staying away from the road whilst waiting for a bus; and standing behind the yellow line on the platform when at a tram or train station. To prevent a child falling over, I will ensure that the children are sitting down or holding on to the rail whilst on the transport.


To avoid anyone getting lost, I will teach the children to stay close to me or hold the pushchair at all times. To stop the pushchair from moving, I will apply the brakes.


To avoid a child going with someone they don’t know, I will teach them basic ‘Stranger Danger’ rules – never accept gifts or sweets from a stranger; never get in a car with a stranger; never go anywhere with a stranger; and never go off on your own without telling your parents or a trusted adult.


Potential risks once we arrive and how I will minimise these risks:
To prevent a child falling over, I will ensure that the transport has stopped completely before alighting. To avoid a child getting hurt, I will assist children and advise them to hold onto rails when departing. I will ask a responsible adult to help with the pushchair if required.

Visits to the park

This is reviewed prior to each outing taking place, and any incidents occurring are recorded in my accident/incident book. I will remember to take my mobile telephone, emergency contact numbers and a first aid kit.

Type of outing:     Park

How will we get there:   Walk

Potential risks on the journey and how I will minimise these risks:
I will keep a look out for animal faeces and broken glass on the path to ensure that no-one steps on it. I will also check for overhanging bushes and branches to ensure that they will not scratch a child’s face or go in their eyes. If we pass a dog, I will teach the children to ask the dog’s owner if it is a friendly dog before stroking it to avoid a child getting bitten. 


I will teach the children about road safety by ensuring that we cross in a visible stop; look left, right and left again before crossing; use pedestrian crossings where available; and always set a good example. I will teach the children to walk quickly but sensibly across roads. I will teach the children to stay close to me or hold the pushchair at all times to avoid anyone getting lost.


Potential risks once we arrive and how I will minimise these risks:
To stop a child getting lost, I will make sure I can see them at all times. If a child persists in running off, I will keep them with e until I can trust them not to run off, strapping them into a pushchair if necessary.


To stop a child getting hurt, I will teach them to maintain a safe distance from swings.   I will also ensure that the child is using play equipment appropriate for their stage of development/age. 


To avoid a child going with someone they don’t know, I will teach them basic ‘Stranger Danger’ rules – never accept gifts or sweets from a stranger; never get in a car with a stranger; never go anywhere with a stranger; and never go off on your own without telling your parents or a trusted adult.


I will check for any broken glass and animal faeces in the area. If found, I will remove it using plastic gloves and paper tissues. I will clean my hands using sanitiser.