Emergency planning procedures are an essential part of planning a visit.
Prior to departure on any visit, information should be left with a pre-arranged Establishment-Based Contact.
The Establishment-Based Contact has a key role in the Emergency Procedure.
Immediate priorities of the Visit Leader or any Leader who has to deputise for them in the event of an emergency.
If an incident or accident is likely to attract media attention, it is important wherever possible that communication with the media and other external agencies is undertaken by someone trained in this role.
It is not always possible to assess whether group members not injured or directly involved in the incident have been traumatised or whether other participants or staff have been affected.
The employer’s accident reporting procedures should be used to record all accidents and incidents.
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.