We can either arrange a pre site visit appointment, depending on the site and when you would like to come or you can do a self-guided pre-site visit at a time that is convenient for you.
If your school is going on to the foreshore we recommend that you conduct your pre-site visit when the tide is low, we can advise you on this.
We can provide you with comprehensive information, including…
A map and travel information
Details of which areas of the site we will be using
Foreshore health & Safety
We are the authors of the Health and Safety guidelines of the Thames foreshore.
Risk Assessments are available on request but you must write your own.
You will be sent safety advice with your confirmation pack.
Safety guidelines for teachers bringing a class to the foreshore can be downloaded here.
Safety guidelines for teachers bringing a class to a riverbank programme can be downloaded here.
Pupils may come into contact with river water. In these circumstances, our staff will give appropriate advice. River water contains various micro-organisms, so there is a small possibility of contracting disease. If you experience any unusual symptoms after working on the river seek medical advice. Weil’s disease is uncommon in the UK but can be fatal if not treated promptly with antibiotics. Indicators are flu-like symptoms, vomiting, high temperature, persistent headaches and muscle pains. If any one of your party develops these symptoms within 3 weeks of a visit (although this is true at any time), seek medical advice referencing river water and Weil’s disease.