Educational tours are statistically one of the safest environments for students to be in, and risk assessments play a key part in this. Our guide Risk Assessments Explained was written in response to the large number of Group Leaders that seek help with completing their own risk assessments for their European Study Tours trip.
The advice in this guide complements current good practice. You should recognise the importance of always referring to your employer’s guidelines, but here we seek to illustrate, in non-technical terms, common basic principles and how they can be effectively used to benefit your own Group Management Plan.
Risk Assessments Explained is divided into four sections:
What European Study Tours do for you
What you need to do
A practical guide to risk assessment
Further advice, permissions and training
Please remember, whilst there are many ways to complete a risk assessment, the most important thing is that you have taken time to consider what could go wrong and decide on appropriate measures to control the risk.