VENUE AND SAFETY INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL EXCURSIONS

 

Venue name                                       Hambledon Cottage

 

Location                                             63 Hassall Street, PARRAMATTA, NSW (corner of Gregory Place)

 

Phone number                                   (02) 9635-6924                                   Fax Number                          (02) 9635-6924

 

Web Address                                     http://www.parramattahistorical.org.au

 

Insurance                                           Does the venue have public liability cover ?                  YES

 

Activity/program

Please list

Recommended age group/fitness level/prerequisite skills

Staff accreditation/competence

for this activity/program

Potential risks

List hazards/risks related to each activity/program and the venue

Control strategies

Outline strategies for ensuring visitor safety for this potential risk

1.       Writing on slates

Primary

Staff observe school visits before participating.  Have read and discussed a list of potential hazards

Normal low risk

Children told to take care

2.       Ironing (irons cold)

ditto

ditto

Irons are heavy

Guide ensures iron is held over the table

3.       Toys – simple games made of wood, cardboard

ditto

ditto

Normal low risk

Children told to take care

4.       Use of bellows on “pretend’ fire

ditto

ditto

Bellows has a pointy end

Guide hands bellows to student, holding point low

5.      Finish picture

ditto

ditto

Sitting on mats has low risk of insects

Students sit on mats in the Reserve – if raining, sit on rugs on verandah

6.       Simple participation, e.g. put tea in teapot, try on a glove and hold a fan

ditto

ditto

Normal low risk

Children told to take care

 

Please note that the information provided above was current as at March 2008.  It has been provided by the venue to assist teachers in their risk management planning for excursions.  If further information is required please contact the venue.  If this information changes, the venue will advise the Department of Education and provide an update.

 

 

Equipment

List any equipment, including personal protective equipment, to be provided for use during the activities/program

 

1.      Slates, slate pencils;

2.      Teapot, tea, gloves, fans

3.      Flat irons;

4.      Simple toys, e.g. Jacob’s ladder, jacks

5.      Bellows

6.      Clipboard & pencil

Is all equipment at the venue maintained in accordance with the OHS Regulation and appropriate standards                                             YES

 

 

Other requirements

Where relevant, list other requirements such as clothing, footwear and sunscreen, that participants are required to bring.  Indicate if any items are provided by the venue.

 

Hats and sunscreen if walking from other historic sites.  May also be needed, depending on time of day when drawing picture of cottage.

 

Supervision/services

List services provided by venue staff including briefings, guided tours, supervision of activities, etc.

 

Students will be placed in small groups of no more than 10.  They will be taken around the ground level site (one step into cottage) by an experienced volunteer guide.  We request that each group will also have present an adult from the school.

 

Access

 

Are access to and egress from the premises safe and without risk to health                               YES

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?                                     Mostly, small rooms difficult for large wheelchairs, also one step into cottage

Are disabled toilets available?                                              YES

 

Emergencies

 

Are emergency procedures in place in the venue?                                     YES

Are staff trained to deal with emergency situations?                                 YES

 

Construction/Maintenance/Repair

 

Are licensed personnel used for all construction, maintenance and repair work?                                    YES   

 

Please note that the information provided above was current as at March 2008.  It has been provided by the venue to assist teachers in their risk management planning for excursions.  If further information is required please contact the venue.  If this information changes, the venue will advise the Department of Education and provide an update.

 

First Aid

 

Are first aid kits available for each activity                                    NO - several available in cottage

Is there a trained first aid officer at the venue                               NO

Is a first aid room available?                                                          NO

 

Child-related employment

 

Are employees of your organisation engaged in child-related employment as defined by the Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998 and the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998?                                    No employed staff, all volunteers sign Prohibited Employment Declaration

If Yes, which Approved Screening Agency in NSW has registered your organisation as a child-related employer for the purpose of employment screening?                                                                                                                    Employment Screening Unit at Dept. Of Education & Training (ID  3067)

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If your organisation is registered with an Approved Screening Agency in NSW,

Have all paid staff undergone employment screening                                           NO, no employed staff

            Have all staff, paid and unpaid, completed a Prohibited Employment                YES

 

If insure about the status of your organisation or these legislative requirements, contact should be made with the Employment Screening Unit of the Department of Education & Training on (02) 9836-9200.

 

Equipment not used but present

 

1.      Electrical equipment – 3 standard lamps situated in out-of-way positions are tested annually for safety

2.      A mangle, butter churn, large grinder are present, but handles are chained to prevent use.

3.      Disused water well has locked metal screen to prevent access.

 

 

Please note that the information provided above was current as at February 2015.  It has been provided by the venue to assist teachers in their risk management planning for excursions.  If further information is required please contact the venue.  If this information changes, the venue will advise the Department of Education and provide an update.