Venture Abroad's Risk Assessments
Please remember that safety on tour is everyone's responsibility.
At Venture Abroad we have a number of Risk Assessments available to help you raise awareness and recognise potential risks. Group Leaders are advised that almost any activity carries some inherent risk, particularly where children and young persons are involved. Therefore it is important to ensure that you inform your group of these potential risks.
By identifying these and ensuring that we have control measures in place your group will be able to enjoy their time on tour and reach the full potential of your tour objectives safely.
- Generic Risk Assessment Handbook
- Activity Based Risk Assessment Handbook
- Generic Campsite Risk Assessment Handbook
Additional guidance for the completion of your own Risk Assessments:
Demystifying Risk Assessments
The guide below was written following continual requests from Group Leaders looking for assistance in completing their own risk assessments. This document, along with Venture Abroad’s Risk Assessment library above, can be used to assist you with the common basic principles of assessing risks and can be used to help you effectively benefit your own management of risks.
At Venture Abroad we continually liaise with the Scout Association and consider the information within the associations Policy, Organisation and Rules to allow us a greater understanding of your activity needs and safety requirements for all activities.
We have an activity based risk assessment handbook available to all groups in addition we would refer you to Chapter 9 of the Scout Association Policy and Organisation Rules (SAPOR) covering activities.
The rules set out within this chapter are applicable to all activities carried out anywhere in the world.
Our advice and the advice in rule 9.2 of the SAPOR in relation to the preparation of activities is to ensure the following:
- The activity is appropriate to the age and abilities of all participants
- Each participant has received appropriate training / adheres to the safety briefings specified at the time
- The correct safety equipment is worn and correctly fits all participants, if applicable to the activity
- On-going risk assessment is monitored by the group taking into consideration weather, tiredness etc.
Rule 9.4 of the SAPOR states:
- Leaders should carry out risk assessments before and during activities
The information available within our Risk Assessment Handbooks will help you to achieve this.