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Risk Assessments 

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.

European Study Tours Risk Assessments Guidance 

  • What European Study Tours do for you

  • The risk assessment process 

  • Example Code of Conduct

  • Sample Risk Assessments


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


    Speak to your Tour Consultant for more details.