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Our Risk Assessments

Castle Head Centre like all FSC centres, has been awarded the Quality Badge by The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom by demonstrating that they consistantly deliver high quality teaching and learning experiences and manage risk effectively.

The FSC uses generic risk assessments (Operational Code of Practice - OCoP P1) for Out of Classroom educational activities at FSC teaching locations, supported by Site Specific Risk Assessment (SSRA) and Site Working Information Cards (SWICs).LOtC

Within this section you will find our Site Working Information Cards (SWICs). These form a series of pieces of complimentary information for carrying out any activity at a particular site and must be read in conjunction with our organisational procedures for checking risk assessments which are located here. The purpose of the Site Working Information Card is to provide information which is not contained in any of the generic documents.

Our main sites can be found below.

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Abseiling Cathedral Quarry
Arnside Point
Barrow in Furness
Canoeing Coniston Bluebird
Canoeing Coniston Brown Howe
Canoeing Coniston Monk Coniston
Canoeing Windermere Harrow Slack
Canoeing Winster
Cark Salt Marsh
Cartmel Meander
Castle Head Grounds
Caton Moor Wind Farm
Climbing and Abseiling (generic)
Climbing Lindale Slab
Climbing Tilberthwaite
Climbing Twistleton Scar
Coniston Coppermines
Coniston village
Conservation - Coppicing
Conservation - Gardening
Conservation - Litter Picking
Conservation - Path Building
Conservation - Tree Planting
Crate Stack
Curious Creatures
Fire - BBQs
Fire - Kelly Kettle
Fire - Trangias
Fire Lighting and Cooking
Ghyll Scrambling - Church Beck
Ghyll Scrambling - South Barkin Ghyll (Barbondale)
Ghyll Scrambling - Tilberthwaite
Grizedale Forest
Hest Bank
High Ropes - High All Aboard
High Ropes - Jacobs Ladder
High Ropes - Vertical Challenge
Indoor Climbing Wall
Jumping In - River Winster
Kirby Moor Wind Farm
Kirkby Lonsdale
Laser Pointer
Low Level Walk - Coniston Coppermines
Low Level Walk - Eggerslack Woods
Low Level Walk - Gummers Howe
Low Level Walk - Hampsfell
Low Level Walk - Hodge Close Cathedral Quarry
Low Level Walk - Meathop
Low Level Walk - Whitbarrow
Low Ropes
Moat Scar
Mountain Walking
New Barns
Night Line
Obstacle Course
Orienteering Grizedale Forest
Orrest Head
Point of Comfort Scar
Raft Building Winster
Roa Island
Sandscale Haws
Sea Level Traverse - Humphrey Head
Sea Wood
Shelter Building
Sizergh Farm
Team Challenges
Wadhead North
Wadhead South
Walney Island