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Tree Risk Management (NS)
Schools, like all landowners, have a legal 'duty of care' to ensure that users and neighbours of their land are reasonably safe. Schools, as a place of work, must also ensure that risks to employees and contractors are reduced as far as is 'reasonably practicable'.

If an accident happens, a tree owner would need to demonstrate that they have taken reasonable and effective steps to identify trees which could place people or property at risk, and have managed those risks accordingly.

North Somerset Council’s adopted Tree Risk Management Plan is a robust and defendable system of tree risk management operated by trained and experienced tree risk managers, and this contract will mean that a school is included within it.

The Plan implements the National Tree Safety Group guidance ‘Common Sense Risk Management of Trees’, published in December 2011 . The Plan also adopts the Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) methodology to assess the risk of harm from trees.

The council’s tree risk management plan operates continually and includes a risk survey of your school’s tree population every four years. The school will then receive a report detailing remedial tree work that is needed to be carried out at the school’s cost.

By being within the council’s own Tree Risk Management Plan, and by carrying out recommended remedial tree work the school will be able to demonstrate it has met its duty of care in respect of trees.
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31 Jul
Safer Recruitment
Participants gain the skills they need to ensure that safeguarding is at the heart of their recruitment decisions. By the end of our one-day course, participants will have: • identified key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people • considered policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting • begun to review their own organisation’s policies and practices with a view to creating a safer culture. The course is divided into modules: • setting the context for safer recruitment • safer recruitment processes • making the right decisions • an on-going culture of vigilance.
02
02 Aug
Children's Activity Day at Kilve Court
Activities may include: abseiling, archery. beach exploration, high ropes course, team challenges, shelter building and much more! You can download the programme for the day (attachment for the course). Please complete the forms that are downloadable from this page, and send to kilvecourt@somerset.gov.uk at least 4 weeks before the start of the course.
03
03 Aug
Paediatric First Aid
This course equips you with essential skills and knowledge to deal with first aid accidents and emergencies for children in your care. This course meets the requirements of the EYFS. Over two workshops you will receive training from qualified professionals. You will be provided with reference materials plus you will have the opportunity to practice your new skills.
10
10 Aug
Paediatric First Aid
This course equips you with essential skills and knowledge to deal with first aid accidents and emergencies for children in your care. This course meets the requirements of the EYFS. Over two workshops you will receive training from qualified professionals. You will be provided with reference materials plus you will have the opportunity to practice your new skills.
14
14 Aug
Children's Activity Day at Kilve Court
Activities may include: abseiling, archery. beach exploration, high ropes course, team challenges, shelter building and much more! You can download the programme for the day (attachment for the course). Please complete the forms that are downloadable from this page, and send to kilvecourt@somerset.gov.uk at least 4 weeks before the start of the course.
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