Effective risk management procedures
Principals approve specific curriculum activities upon evidence of appropriate risk-management processes. For activities assessed as high risk and very high risk, this includes an appropriate Curriculum activity risk assessment .
Risk management processes include:
- identifying the hazards and inherent dangers of engaging in the physical activity
- evaluating all equipment and materials
- developing responses to the increased risks likely to arise when more than one person engages in the activity
- for each particular activity, implementing the rules and organisational strategies developed from hazard-identification and risk-control processes. (If necessary, modify or restrict activities for some students to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff.)
- planning for outdoor safety, including alternative activity for students not appropriately dressed or adequately prepared to participate (See Appropriate sun safety procedures.)
- devising emergency plans to respond to events identified in the risk-planning process such as the need for first aid, evacuation plans, changing environmental conditions, drowning, adopting alternative or additional control measures if those in place do not reduce the risk to a suitable level.
- establishing and monitoring procedures for risk management using the steps outlined in Enterprise Risk Management Process
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This page was last reviewed on 11 Nov 2013