What is risk management in forest school?

What is risk management in forest school?

Risk management is the identification and assessment of any risks posed by an activity or occurrence. After being assessed a structured plan is put into place to detail how both the probability of the risk occurring and the impact of it being realised can be controlled or reduced. ForestSchoolAssessments.com.

What is a site risk assessment?

Site-specific risk assessments are risk assessments that have been adapted to a specific site, and only contain relevant information for that particular project. Site-specific risk assessments take into account the actual site conditions and type of project and address only the relevant hazards.

How do you conduct a site risk assessment?

5 steps in the risk assessment process

  1. Identify the hazards.
  2. Determine who might be harmed and how.
  3. Evaluate the risks and take precautions.
  4. Record your findings.
  5. Review assessment and update if necessary.

Why is risk important in forest school?

Children need to engage with risk in order to learn new skills and to embed knowledge and understanding in their cognitive and emotional centers of the brain.

How does Forest School promote risk taking?

Forest School actively develops children’s awareness of risk as well as their confidence in managing risk. As the children’s confidence and ability to manage risk grows they are able to explore more independently and put into practice their own judgements, trying the consequences out for themselves.

What is the purpose of an on site risk assessment?

The purpose of risk assessments is ultimately to improve workplace health and safety. But to achieve this, the risk assessment process needs to identify workplace hazards and reduce or eliminate the risks they pose.

What is a risk assessment in construction?

Risk assessments comprise the identification of risks, the evaluation of associated risks and the determination of appropriate control measures. Many activities on a construction site are hazardous by nature and will require a full assessment of risk.

How is a risk assessment done?

Identify hazards and risk factors that have the potential to cause harm (hazard identification). Analyze and evaluate the risk associated with that hazard (risk analysis, and risk evaluation). Determine appropriate ways to eliminate the hazard, or control the risk when the hazard cannot be eliminated (risk control).

What are the hazards in a forest school?

General Forest School Risk Assessments Identified Hazards: Child protection issues Slips, trips and falls Insect bites/stings Infection Allergic reaction Getting lost Poor behaviour Woodland fire Weather Transport Building shelters Activities Tools

Why do you need a Forest School risk assessment?

Use a daily risk assessment as a reminder of the things to look for so that you can make dynamic decisions based on the environment today. The risk assessments should be a practical guide for you – part of your handbook for running your Forest School. They can also be included as evidence for your Level 3 portfolio.

What should be included in a site risk assessment?

The site risk assessment will cover things like: Trees. For each identified site hazard, log what you can do about it. Then note who will take those actions and when. In some cases, you’ll have to make an assessment and take action on the day e.g. assessing the water height in a stream.