Preview Visits & Risk

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When Planning a School Tour, assessing the level of suitability and risk is an important aspect. We in Marathon Travel are more than happy to help you with both of these things.  …

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When Planning a School Tour, assessing the level of suitability and risk is an important aspect.
We in Marathon Travel are more than happy to help you with both of these things.

 

Preview Visits

Once you have booked a tour with us, we are happy to arrange a preview visit for you and another member of staff to visit the city and or accommodation you will be staying in.  This will be complimentary on us once the deposits are paid.

 

Risk Assesment

This is an area that can be difficulty to understand what is involved or what is covered.

When we look at risk assessment on a School Tour, we look at 3 main area’s.

  • Accommodation
    • Fire
    • Food Hygiene
    • Pool Safety (if Applicable)
    • Security
    • Electrics
    • Insurance & Licenses
  • Transport
    • Licenses
    • Maintenance
    • Breakdown cover
    • insurnace
    • Drivers
    • Seat Belts
  • Visits / Attractions
    • Risk Category
    • Local licenses
    • Insurnace
    • Instructor competence
    • Suitability of equipment
What is Expected of you
Essentially, you need to be diligent in preparing a Group Management Plan which means covering what is reasonably foreseeable and then responding within a reasonable range of measures.
You should concentrate on significant risks; there is no expectation for insignificant risks to be included in a formal risk assessment.
Professional judgement, particularly when backed by experience, is sufficient to deal with many situations dynamically whether within
school or off-site.

 

We recommend that at least two or more leaders participate in the planning process. Two professionals considering a range of options strengthen the argument that the measures taken have been reasonable.
Finally, the natural discipline of writing down agreed plans and the potential need to evidence the process are good reasons to ensure
decisions are recorded formally. It also means that the management plan can be readily shared as an active dynamic document and
form a record for use next time
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