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Schools urged not to stop trips due to health and safety myths

5th February 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Health and safety myths should not prevent schools from running trips and outdoor activities, one organisation has argued.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) believes that schools should not let risks and "red tape" outweigh the benefits of taking pupils on trips.

David Rushton, RoSPA's head of education and leisure, said: "We believe that children and young people benefit so much from visiting new places and being challenged to try out new and exciting activities. It helps them to learn about safety and risk through experience."

Mr Ruhston explained that schools and colleges should focus on how real risks are managed, rather than looking at trivial, hypothetical dangers.

RoSPA has recognised a number of organisations for their work in the field of health and safety.

It recently awarded gold, silver and bronze accolades at the annual Butler awards, where the work of organisations in the Safety Groups UK movement is praised. ADNFCR-2754-ID-801534810-ADNFCR


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