At PGL, we’re always promoting a positive and proactive culture of safety first. It starts off behind the scenes all the way through to the instructors who lead the activities for your students, and when you’re at camp you’ll see our attention to detail to ensures that students are safe, secure and happy!
School trip safety at PGL
Here are some ways that we ensure school trip safety, both prior to arrival and during your time on camp:
School trip risk assessment
Our school trip risk assessments cover every area of Health & Safety at our camps. We have undertaken full risk assessments and have thorough Health & Safety policies and procedures in place so we know exactly what to do in the unlikely event of an accident.
See our school trip risk assessment for each camp:
Standards, accreditation & audits
We comply with all the necessary safety standards, so you can rest assured that our centres meet regulation requirements. The more feedback we can get from external audits the better, because it allows us to improve student safety further!
Safety regulations at PGL
- Federal & State Occupational Health & Safety Acts
- Relevant sub acts included in the Child Protection Act 1999 (Qld)
- Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic.)
- Food Safety Audit & Licensing conducted & managed by Shire councils.
- ATIC Camp & Adventure Accreditation
- Health & Safety compliance visits
- HR related visits to audit compliance in areas such as annual refresher practices
Every member of staff receives training so they’re able to ensure student safety. Safety is everyone’s responsibility and we recognise that it relies on everyone to have shared knowledge and be on the same page.
Staff at PGL receive training that covers:
- Child Safeguarding
- Health and Safety
- Reporting Procedures and Reportable Conduct (Vic)
- Code of Conduct
- Child safe culture and practice
- Indicators of child abuse
- Offender and grooming behaviour
- How to respond to disclosures of child abuse
- Current legislation
And once on centre, our passion for safety continues with:
Group leader discussions
As well as covering all the safety bases before your students arrive, we also want to check in with them throughout their time with us. It gives them an opportunity to talk about any safety concerns and for us to make sure they’re eating and sleeping okay. Our groupies are always available for a chat whenever your students need one!
All of the thrilling activity sessions are led by our trained and experienced staff. They’ll be making sure each activity is completed safely, and guide students through the tasks and challenges! This also means you’re able to spend more time with individual students as you pass over the reigns of teaching to our instructors.
Develop your student relationships with PGL
We hope this blog gives you confidence in our fantastic team that always focuses on school trip safety. Why not experience some of the PGL magic for yourself on a school camp trip? Check out our school camps which include primary school camps and secondary school camps.
Your group are at the heart of what we do at PGL. We put safety first with 100% instructor-led activity sessions, which also allows you to bond with your students rather than running the sessions yourself, as you usually would in the classroom. Your PGL groupies are also always available for any questions you or your students may have, just ask!
Why not contact us today and we’ll be on hand to help arrange a fantastic school camp for you and your group!