2. Effective Practice in Managing Outdoor Learning Safely

2.2 Employers Supporting Heads of Establishments

Employers have a clear duty to provide appropriate information, instruction, and training to all their employees. Employers will monitor the effectiveness of their management and delivery of outdoor experiences and off-site visits. This should be a blend of systems-monitoring and on-the-ground-monitoring.

Employers will also support their employees in the delivery of activities by ensuring that the identification and assessment of the risks involved in participating in any outdoor experience and/or off-site visit have been completed prior to participation. As part of this process, the Employer will also ensure that proportionate control measures are understood and implemented to deal with the risks identified.

This will be further supported by providing generic risk assessments for common outdoor and off-site activities and visits.

Employers have a clear duty to: