Outings Health and Safety

Outings Health and Safety

2 October 2017

We’re officially in Spring, so it’s a good time to be prepared for inclement weather.  At Nurtured at Home playgroups, nature walks, Discovery Days and other community outings, Visiting Teachers carry emergency supplies to all organised outings and follow Health and Safety procedures.  In addition to this, we encourage Educators to ensure children are prepared for the changeable weather so that they can participate in all the different activities available.  The following items are essential for children:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhat
  • Warm jumper/jacket
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Food and water bottle

Educators are also prepared for outings with a First Aid kit, toileting items such as nappies and cloths, hi viz vests for children, the “in case of emergency” card, and a fully charged mobile phone.  Also, prior to any outing, a Risk Management and Outings form is completed so that Educators can minimise any potential risks by planning appropriately.

Now is a good time of year to check Civil Defence Evacuation and First Aid kits to check expiry dates on any perishable items, and restock supplies as necessary.  It is also a good time to check smoke alarm batteries to ensure they are in working order.

We can stay safe on outings and in emergencies when we are well prepared.