Category Archives: Safety

Useful Tips if your Footpath Crosses a Field of Cows

Some helpful tips from Headys Farm on Twitter on how to cross a field of cows if this is where your footpath takes you when out walking. If you use footpaths, here are some tips to cross a field of … Continue reading

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HSE Urge Review of School Grounds Traffic Safety

Following its investigation into the death of a Bridgend school pupil, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has urged schools to review traffic arrangements within their grounds, and where possible design layouts so pupils are separated from moving traffic. For … Continue reading

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Bronze Expedition Options Trial

The DofE are currently running a trial to alter elements of the expedition section aimed at making the bronze award more accessible to young people and schools. We’re offering Licensed Organisations five new options as part of a UK-wide trial, which you … Continue reading

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Mountain Training – Our Ethos

Mountain Training Awards in the words of people who hold leadership qualifications. Mountain Training is the collection of awarding bodies for skills courses and qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering in the UK and Ireland. More information from:

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Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme Consultation

You may be aware that under existing regulations commercial providers of outdoor adventure pursuits for under 18s, such as caving and water sports, are legally required to undergo an inspection of their safety management systems and hold a licence issued … Continue reading

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New Ski Way Code Video

Safe skiing and boarding, know the rules of the road. New Ski Way Code video from Snowsport England.

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New GCSE, AS/A level Geography Fieldwork Guide

A new GCSE, AS/A level Geography Fieldwork Guide has been published by Edexcel, produced in association with the Field Studies Council, the Geographical Association and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). This Geography Fieldwork Guide is designed for use by … Continue reading

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First Aid Friends Programme for Schools: KS1 and KS2 First Aid Friends Programme has been written and developed by Emma Gaskell & Sarah Moses of Discovery Training (Yorkshire) Ltd: It provides a carefully planned developmental opportunity of learning through which children acquire knowledge and life skills in First … Continue reading

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Educational Visits & Journeys Guidance Revised November 2015

A revised version of the LA’s educational visits guidelines is now available entitled “Organising Visits & Journeys: Educational Visits and Outdoor Education Standards and Guidelines ”. It is dated November 2015. This replaces the previous edition dated March 2011. Please … Continue reading

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Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training Courses 2016

Three dates are now available for this training for 2016. It is particularly suitable for Educational Visits Co-ordinators (EVCs) new to the role and others involved in the management of educational visits. This course, developed by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ … Continue reading

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