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Health and Safety

Safety

The safety of all our visitors is paramount. With over 20 years of experience our exemplary safety record is testament to the expertise and vigilance of all our staff. We employ a company to oversee all our health and safety documentation and practice to ensure our standards remain high and within Government legislation.

Learning Outside the Classroom

We were amongst the first Residential Centres to earn the Learning Outside the Classroom accreditation, proving our ongoing commitment to ensuring that we provide the highest quality learning outside the classroom. For more information about this accreditation please visit www.lotc.org.uk

Equipment Safety

All relevant play and adventurous activity equipment at the Centre is inspected annually by ROSPA. All other equipment, such as kayaks, helmets etc, are checked by qualified staff on a regular basis in line with recommendations from the relevant governing bodies.

Our Staff

Every member of staff is CRB checked at an enhanced level. We also ensure that every member of staff receives regular child protection training. They are all fully trained to carry out their duties within our own Health & Safety guidelines and tutors are also trained to work within the guidelines of the appropriate National Governing Body, if applicable.

All activities have undergone thorough Risk Assessments and staff are trained to operate within the guidelines derived from these. Please contact us to request copies of the relevant assessments.

We have at least one member of staff on site at all times who is available to assist day or night.

First Aid

All groups should travel with their own qualified First Aider and First Aid equipment. Many of our staff at Hooke Court are trained in Emergency First Aid. We also have staff with further First Aid qualifications. They will be happy to assist and provide guidance in an emergency situation.

Fire

All buildings have fire detection systems and all group leaders are fully briefed on what to do in the event of a fire on the first day of their visit. A fire drill is conducted on the first day of your stay.

 

Group Leaders

Group leaders remain responsible for the members of their group at all times during their stay at Hooke Court. Members of Hooke Court staff are available for advice and assistance at any time. With several resident members of staff there is always someone on hand to help.

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