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Risk assessment!!!

(6 Posts)
Rudgey Sat 18-Jun-11 00:05:17

When I plan an outing, I do a risk assessment but I have seen on here before that some places may do their own RA. What places are likely to have their RA's and who do I ask and also would they give me a copy of it for my records? Sorry just starting out and trying find out how to do these things properly. Many thanks.

Scarfmaker Sat 18-Jun-11 00:20:46

Hi, why worry about how other places do their risk assessments? Do you think they will come running to you when they risk assess theirs?

No, just like other agencies/nurseries/schools don't keep in contact with you.

As long as you are showing that you've covered every eventuality that's fine.

Danthe4th Sat 18-Jun-11 15:14:57

farm parks, leisure centres, childrens centres, farms open to the public etc will all have done a risk assessment and many are happy to give a copy to childminders. Some even have them to download off their websites, just give them a call in advance.

Scarfmaker Sat 18-Jun-11 22:44:46

This isn't compulsory though, so why make more work for yourself?

AMYJ1234 Sat 18-Jun-11 23:34:53

It is compulsory - Ive just had my OFSTED inspection and she went through my risk assessments with a fine tooth comb!

Scarfmaker Sun 19-Jun-11 11:35:11

I know risk assessments are compulsory - but asking other places that you visit isn't, that's what I meant. Surely that's making more work for us. It would be for me anyway.

My inspection is 7 months overdue. My co-ordinator rung me last week and says Ofsted are in the area and wants to come and check all my bits - especially risk assessments. I do one every couple of months for my home, places i visit, garden, toddler groups, parks, museums. That's enough for me on top of everything else.

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