Risk assessments

Please find below our risk assessment documentation, relating to education visits to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.

1. All visiting groups

All visiting groups should download our Site Risk Assessment Guidance Document.

This document will help you assess some of the risks at the Discovery Centre. The specific hazards, controls and residual risk levels will depend on your learners.

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times whilst at the Discovery Centre.

Please remember trip organisers can come for a free planning visit, to assess the risks at the Discovery Centre before your trip. Simply show proof of employment or booking (such as your staff card, a school letterhead, or a printed confirmation email) at reception upon arrival.

2. Workshop risk assessments

If you are visiting on the Planet, Space, or Star packages, you will experience two of our interactive workshops as part of your visit. Please download the following:

a) Our general risk assessment for all workshops

b) The additional, specific risk assessment for your workshops:

Our A-level physics workshops (Radio Telescopes and Pulsars) do not contain practical elements, and as such are covered by the general risk assessment for all workshops.

*This workshop is currently under redevelopment, and the risk assessment is being worked on. It will be available soon.

3. Additional documents

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre has been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is part of the University of Manchester. As such, we are covered by the following policies: