Risk Assessments at Kingswood
All aspects of our operation are subject to risk assessment by our own in-house team. These are individuals who are qualified and experienced in outdoor education, adventurous activity and health and safety. The content of the risk assessments are subject to further review and scrutiny by external Technical Advisors, statutory regulators and inspectors from the British Activity Providers Association.
All of our risk assessments are reviewed on an annual basis as a minimum, but may be subject to additional review and updates following incidents, external inspections, feedback from user groups or changes to operational practices.
Download risk assessments
You can access all our current risk assessments at the link below, together with the activities each covers. Each heading is a hyperlink to open the relevant document and allow downloading or saving.
Before you download
Please be aware that it may not be a requirement of your Education Authority or external visits approval process that copies of all risk assessments are provided before approval for the visit is granted.
Many Education Authorities operate an approved supplier system, and you should check whether Kingswood is already on this list. We have visits from schools from right across the country, and it is likely that the Kingswood centre you are visiting is already known to your Outdoor Education Advisor.
In addition, all Kingswood centres carry the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge. This is accepted as assurance that the safety management system is adequate by many Outdoor Education Advisors, and you should check with them before forwarding copies of Kingswood's risk assessments. You can check which Education Advisors accept the Quality Badge at www.oeap.info.
(Body Boards, Surfing)
(Fire lighting, tool use, shelter building, food & foraging, cordage, cooking)
(Canoeing at Dearne Valley and Peak Venture Centres ONLY)
(Arts and crafts, Environmental art, Junk modeling, Mask making, Scrapheap Challenge)
(All techniques used in field studies, excursion and science-based modules. Pond dipping)
(Climbing, Bouldering, Leap of Faith, Jungle Vines, Jacob’s Ladder, High Equilibrium, High All Aboard, Crate Stack, High Ropes)
Initiative Based Tasks
(Indoor Initiatives, SOS, Team Tech, Bottle Rockets, Marble Motion)
IT and Classroom Activities
(All ICT Lab and Classroom based sessions)
(Kayaking at Isle of Wight Centre ONLY)
(Orienteering, nature trails, guided walks, Night Walk)
(Low Ropes, Team Challenge, Problem Solving and Construct)
(All excursions and field studies visits to off-site venues)
(Canoeing and Kayaking at Colomendy Centre ONLY)
(Junk and Drumbeat)
(Cinema/Movie Night, Bingo, Disco, Hotspots, In the Spotlight, Quiz, Trail of Mystery and Drama)
(All swimming pool sessions)
Sports and Games
(Frisbees, parachute games, circus skills, field sports, wide games, ball games and Mini Olympics)
General Areas -
(Accommodation, Dining Hall, General site)
Special Educational Needs
(Hearing, visual and mobility impairment and learning difficulties)