2. Effective Practice in Managing Outdoor Learning Safely

2.7 Approval for Visits

Whilst the Employer has health and safety responsibilities it would be normal practice to delegate approval of Routine and Expected and simple Day visits to the Head of Establishment. Residential trips (not including those which involve adventure activities) should be approved by the Head of Establishment before notification to the Employer. Adventure activities and Overseas trips would normally be treated differently with approval being sought from the Local Authority or Employer taking into account technical advice. (See the matrix for Visit Approval, Medical Information and Parental Consent in the Toolkits section of the website).