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Beach

This is reviewed prior to each outing taking place, and any incidents occurring are recorded in my accident/incident book.  I will remember to take my mobile telephone, emergency contact numbers and a first aid kit.

 

Type of outing:     Beach

 

How will we get there:   Walk

 

Potential risks on the journey and how I will minimise these risks:

  • I will keep a look out for animal faeces and broken glass on the path to ensure that no-one steps on it.
  • I will also check for overhanging bushes and branches to ensure that they will not scratch a child’s face or go in their eyes. 
  • If we pass a dog, I will teach the children to ask the dog’s owner if it is a friendly dog before stroking it to avoid a child getting bitten. 
  • I will teach the children about road safety by ensuring that we cross in a visible stop; look left, right and left again before crossing; use pedestrian crossings where available; and always set a good example.  I will teach the children to walk quickly but sensibly across roads. 
  • I will teach the children to stay close to me or hold the pushchair at all times to avoid anyone getting lost.

Potential risks once we arrive and how I will minimise these risks:

  • To stop a child getting lost, I will make sure I can see them at all times.  If a child persists in running off, I will hold their hand until I can trust them not to run off, strapping them into a pushchair if necessary.
  • To avoid a child going with someone they don’t know, I will teach them basic ‘Stranger Danger’ rules – never accept gifts or sweets from a stranger; never get in a car with a stranger; never go anywhere with a stranger; and never go off on your own without telling your parents or a trusted adult.
  • To prevent a child drowning, I will ensure that they are closely supervised at all times when the tide is in.
  • To avoid a child getting hurt, I will check the sands for broken glass; dangerous rubbish and sharp shells. 
  • To protect the child’s feet, I will ensure that they are wearing waterproof sandals at all times.
  • To prevent a child getting sunstroke, I will ensure that they are wearing a hat.
  • To prevent dehydration, I will ensure that I have lots of water with me.