Visit to coastal areas can be hugely enriching however they require additional consideration in the planning stages.
Swimming and paddling in natural waters such as rivers, canals, sea or lochs can present significant hazards.
Swimming pools in hotels and abroad are likely to have varying levels of safety and facilities.
Visits to farms can present particular issues in relation to health.
The content of this guidance is in line with advice from the Health and Safety Executive and has been developed in partnership with Education Scotland.