The purpose of this assignment is carrying out a comprehensive process of risk assessment, identifying potential hazards and risks for planned visit in Pl. Step 1 / 2 – Potential Hazards and risks The journey to Rome consists of 2 hours and 30 minute long air journey, therefore the students and teachers should be aware of the hazards involved in the journey. The flight and transports can be delayed due to strike actions, technical problems, weather conditions or road problems.
In addition to the journey by air, there is considerable amount of distance have to cover by local rainspout and foot. There may be potential risks such as harder to locate the accommodation provider (hotel) Rome. Students may get lost in the city. Subsequently Accommodation related hazards should take into account with the tour. The hotel can provide rooms which can cause health and safety problems like unsafe electric connections such as plug points, sockets in the hotel, water leakages, toxic air through air conditioners.
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Moreover Students and teachers can have food allergies and poisoning conditions. The main intention of the journey is visiting different attractions in Rome; therefore the am needs to be alert with hazards related to outdoor activities as well. Additionally hazards linked with weather conditions, physical and psychological conditions of students are common with this kind of long distance journey. During the journey students and teachers may get injured by having car accidents, falling injuries.
While walking in busy venues and while traveling in public transport services students and teachers can be looted, it will cause loss of documents and money. There is a risk of kidnapping for ransoms, due to recent economic conditions in discounter. Step 3 – The following table illustrates the risks, its dependents, and risk management parties with different measurements taken to eliminate, reduce or transfer the risks. Identify hazard Risk Risk Dependents What measurements can you take to reduce or remove the risk of harm? What is the risk Of harm? L,’M/H Who is going to take action and when?
Transports The flight and transports can be delayed due to strikes, technical problems… Students Teachers Teachers should check the news and websites regularly to get the latest information about the transports before traveling. Make sure to understand he travel insurance policies, in order to deal with such an incident. Clear understanding of airline rules and regulations As soon as they get information about the problems with transports The travel arrangements can be deviate from planned schedules Students information about the transports before traveling.
Need to plan alternative traveling methods when they get information about the problems with transports Cannot locate the hotel in Rome and get lost. Make sure they will study the local maps before their journey. Keep all emergency details, hotel details to use in such a situation M As soon as they find out about any insecure room Accommodation The hotel can provide rooms which can cause health and safety problems. Teachers Teachers should prepare a check list to make sure that the hotel provide secure environment to students.
Carry out a health and safety drill (training session) prior to journey. Teachers can have a pre-visit upon arrival with hotel staff to secure rooms. Teachers can provide verbal and written instructions to students. H Hotel Staff As soon as they find out about any insecure room, training before the Journey Students and teachers can have food allergies and poisoning Teachers must avoid allergies by knowing every students allergies and sickness to inform the hotel where and restaurants. Decide the meal courses (content) before the journey, so students with allergies can inform.
Getting the food menus from the hotel When the group book the hotel and during dinning in restaurants Traveling in Rome During the journey students or teachers may get injured by having car accidents, falling and break an arm or leg Students Teachers should provide verbal and written advice on how to travel safely in city. Getting student emergency contact details. To reduce the costs of medications teachers must make sure that the students have EX. health insurance. There should be at least one teacher available with first-aid knowledge.
Teachers should be aware of local emergency services. (get the help, contact numbers) H Prepare 1 month before the journey, Should act upon the situation. While walking in busy venues and while traveling busy public transports students and teachers can be looted causing loss of documents and money Teachers should be aware of local emergency services. (get the help, contact numbers) Give advice to students such as leaving the documents in hotel and carrying only a certain amount of money. H Risk of kidnapping during the visits and when going around.
Teachers should advise students about how to safe guard themselves and give them tips such as staying away from small alley ways, limiting night time travel. Teachers should be aware of local emergency services. (get the help, contact numbers) H Students may drown in sea. Choosing safe places to swim. Places with lifeguard services available. Keep an eye on students in waters Before and during the swim. Students may get lost in the city Provide local maps to students.