Myths about Teachers and Out of School Activities

To address the question asked “If a pupil is hurt on a Safety Scene visit can the teacher in charge be sued?”

Firstly we’d like to point out that there has never been an accident during a Safety Scene visit. Secondly we would like to draw teachers attention to the Health and Safety Executive’s website and the page Myth: If a pupil is hurt, the teacher is likely to be sued.

We can’t find a single instance in the past five years of a teacher being personally sued for compensation.

As all activities, as long as common sense is used and children and young people attending are not allowed to misbehave, the risk of anything untoward happening is infinitesimally low.