Do extra planning and risk assessment for higher-risk trips
You don't need to do a wider risk assessment and extra planning unless the trip carries a higher level of risk. This is because the risks won't be covered by your generic policies and procedures.
The higher risk level could be related to things such as:
- Distance from school
- Type of activity
- A need for staff with specialist skills
Lower-risk trips are those that only include everyday risks, for example slips and trips.
This is explained in the DfE's guidance on health and safety on educational visits.
Find out more, and see examples of template risk assessments in our article.
Take public health guidance into account
Carry out risk assessments for trips as normal, making sure they include any public health guidance, such as ventilation requirements, and refer to: