Risk Plan 2024-2025 Melbourne Walks Excursions

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Our SCHOOL TOURS PROGRAM has been inspiring students since 1991 with over fifty imaginative excursions. We create, blend and design experiences that excite students to meet specific learning outcomes and curriculum guidelines. Safety is our number one priority on excursions.

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RISK PLAN 2024-2025

SAFETY is our priority on Melbourne Walks.  To get the very best from our tours, we ask participating students and adults to follow our Excursion Safe Conduct Code below: 

  • Please follow the instructions provided by the walk leaders who will ensure road safety and direction.
  • We stop at intervals at a safe location. We ask all students to come up close to the walk leader so they can hear. If hearing is difficult, always advise the walk leader promptly. When the walk leader is speaking we ask students not to converse with each other or use mobile phones. We ask all participating adults to do the same and encourage students around them to be respectful and attentive.  
  • All teachers need to have a copy of the Melbourne Walks booking itinerary with them on the day. This contains essential details of walk leader contacts, meeting location, times and finishing places etc.
  • Participants should follow Melbourne Walks and teacher instructions regarding compliance with current COVID guidelines of the Victorian Government and the Victorian Education Department.
  • If participants are in wheelchairs or other mobility issues, Melbourne Walks should be informed in advance of the excursion so we can ensure appropriate routes.
  • Our walking tours travel moderate distances and proceed at a relaxed walking pace so participants do not need to run or hurry. Participants will benefit from walking together as a single group not trailing behind. We ask schools not to organise students in lines as long lines can disrupt other pedestrians and slow down street crossings.
  • Students should be alert to other pedestrians and courteously give way wherever practical.
  • Participants should always advise the walk leader if they are leaving the group.
  • Participants should note the weather report for the day and dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Students should carry with them as little as practical to avoid tiredness and heat stress.
  • Participants should carry water on hot days or walk leaders can advise of locations with water/taps.
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