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Camp Safety

ESM Holiday Camp ensure to make camp a safe place for the campers and staff alike

ESM Camps’ reputation for high-quality childcare depends on the professionalism and hard work of all staff. We place the safeguarding and safety of all children as our priority, and therefore follow a strict recruitment policy with relevant experience in childcare to ensure your child's wellbeing.

Recruitment decisions are made following an extensive application, interview, training and vetting process. Pediatric First Aid is essential for Camp Managers and staff. 

All Full-Time employees have to complete safeguarding training, refreshed at least every two years. All Seasonal staff are subject to safeguarding training, they will be instructed to complete online training with a knowledge test (with an 80% threshold pass rate) and receive face to face safeguarding training at a central training day.

How ESM ensure that all camp staff and coaches implement the safety measures at camp?

ESM Holiday Camp comply with The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 at all times.

All Staff members are required to follow ESM Holiday Camps’ Health and Safety Procedures and are responsible for:

  • Taking reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others attending the camp.
  • Reporting all accidents, incidents and near misses which have caused injury or damage or may do so in the future.
  • Undertaking relevant health and safety training when required to do so by the manager.
  • Any member of staff who disregards safety instructions or recognised safe practices will be subject to disciplinary procedures.
  • The Camp Manager is responsible for ensuring that the premises are clean, well lit, adequately ventilated and maintained at an appropriate temperature. Camp equipment is safely and securely stored away at the end of each camp day.
  • Ensure that children are only allowed in the ESM Holiday Camps approved areas which have the necessary risk assessments. All camp managers will complete daily risk assessment checks to ensure the premise does not have any additional risks.

ESM Holiday Camps have a designated health and safety officer which liaises with the Camp Director, this individual will ensure that all staff receive information on health and safety matters, and receive training where necessary. They will make sure that the Health and Safety policy and procedures are reviewed regularly and that staff understand and follow these procedures.

All accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences are properly reported and recorded by all camp managers, these reported accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences are then reviewed, so that preventative measures can be taken. The Camp Manager holds ultimate responsibility and liability for the safe operation of the camp they manage.

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