Educational tours are statistically one of the safest environments for students to be in, and risk assessments play a key part in this. Our Risk Assessments Guidance was written in response to the 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.
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, it doesn't need to be complicated but it does need to record significant findings, identify realistic and foreseeable hazards, the control measures you are going to implement and the benefits of the activity.
Free Teacher Inspection Visits to assist with your school tour risk assessment
We understand the importance of being as well prepared for your school trip as possible, which is why we offer the opportunity for you to explore your destination before taking your group away. We will provide you with two nights accommodation for up to two people in your chosen destination.
Inspection visits allow you to:
Conduct risk assessments
Assess and confirm the suitability of your chosen accommodation
Familiarise yourself with your destination, including how best to get around
Check out local attractions and excursion ideas
Try out suitable places to eat with your group
Look at evening entertainment options
Review and tweak the arrangements made to create the perfect itinerary