DCSF: Health and Safety of Learners Outside the Classroom (HASLOC) - Revision of guidance
HASLOC will replace Health and Safety of Pupils on Educational Visits: a good practice guide 1998 (known as HASPEV) and the 3-part supplement published in 2002.
HASLOC will have a wider audience across all children’s services (not just schools). It sets out the enabling nature of sensible risk management and how to reduce ’red tape’. It flags up the lessons learned from serious incidents.
HASLOC also sets out how and why staff can expect to be treated fairly if a participant is injured despite their care.
In general HASLOC works at a high level and leaves most of the detail to the operational parts of the Learning Outside the Classroom Council’s website, which will carry downloadable material.
In this consultation, DCSF seeks views and suggestions to help "make this an accessible, user-friendly and effective guide for front-line professionals".
Launch Date: Friday 6 November 2009
Closing Date: Monday 8 February 2010
Solicitor David Brierley
Communications Officer (Voice Press Office) Richard Fraser