Peninsula Ecology Park
Health and Safety Guidelines
for Visiting Schools
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Please read the following notes and sign the attached form.
We would greatly appreciate your help in observing the following
points for the benefit of people and wildlife alike:
- Due to the nature of the site with 2 lakes and the river close
by, we must insist that groups stay together at all times. Although
visits are guided by the site wardens, we expect teachers and
assistants to keep control at all times.
- Children should not run on the boardwalks and keep to the
path network so as not to disturb sensitive habitats.
- Equipment is marked and will be signed out by the wardens.
Any missing at the end of the session may be charged to the
- However tempting, under no circumstances should wild plants
or animals (frogs, newts, insects etc) be removed from the Park.
The Ecology Park is the ideal home for many animals that would
not survive elsewhere.
- The Park is a nature reserve, which is home to a large number
of wild plants & fungi vital to the ecology of the site.
The majority are harmless, though there may be a few which cause
illness if eaten. For this reason, all visitors are requested
NOT TO EAT anything they find growing here.
- Contact between soil or pond water and an open cut is to be
avoided. Plasters can be provided. Although the water is of
high quality, as an added safety precaution, everyone who comes
into contact with pond water should wash his or her hands afterwards
and especially before eating.
- In the event of fire, please follow instructions given by
- The Trust for Urban Ecology can take no responsibility for
loss or damage to belongings left unattended around the Park
or in the Gatehouse.
- Care should be taken by the river. There is no public access
to the foreshore.
- Please report all accidents to Park staff, whether seemingly
slight and regardless of whether medical attention is necessary.
- To help us maintain the Ecology Park as a safe place for children
to learn, teachers are asked to report to staff any health & safety hazards they might encounter. This could range from other
visitors behaving inappropriately to branches blocking the path
and so on.
Your co-operation with the above is greatly appreciated. If you
have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact
staff in the Gatehouse.
Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park
I have read and understood and agree to follow
the Health and Safety Guidelines for Visiting Schools
NAME OF SCHOOL:
CONTACT PHONE No:
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