Roles

Visit Leader

The information in this section is relevant to those responsible for the detailed organisation of an off-site activity according to the policies and procedures of the employer, and for young people before, during and after an off-site activity, e.g. Visit Leaders, Visit Assistants.

Head of Establishment

The information in this section is relevant to those who are responsible to a Head of Service and who have immediate management responsibility for groups or individuals who are participating in off-site activities, e.g. Head teachers, Principal Officers, Manager of Centres, and Managers of Residential centres.

Technical Advisor

The information in this section is relevant to Technical Advisors, who ensure that off-site visits and adventurous activities are provided in accordance with the council's policies and procedures and other legal requirements. The Technical Advisor is almost always the SAPOE representative.

Employer

The information in this section is relevant to those within the Local Authority who have overall responsibility, the responsibility for the delivery of the Council's policy relating to Off-site Activities, and managerial responsibility for how council policy is implemented by Heads of Establishment, e.g. the Chief Executive Officer, the Director, and the Head of Service. In independent schools, the information in this section is relevant to the owner, governors or trustees.

Partners

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The content of this guidance is in line with advice from the Health and Safety Executive and has been developed in partnership with Education Scotland.