“RISK IS AT THE HEART OF ALL EDUCATION”
Risk is the potential of losing anything important and therefore is a relative
term. To avoid any subjectivity in risk, we have divided risk in 2 categories –
Perceived Risk and Real Risk. While we continue to use perceived risk as a
legitimate tool of education, we eliminate all kinds of real risk by a thorough
process of risk assessment, evaluation and management plans. While most risk
assessment plans focus on physical risk, we at Utsaah believe that risk has
three fundamental aspects – Physical Risk, Emotional Risk and Psychological
Risk. Our approach to risk management originates from this broad definition
of risk and comes from a genuine care for children. Utsaah strictly follows
international standards on risk management and creates a non – threatening
environment for students to learn freely. Below are some of the salient points
of our Risk Management Process:
- Since each activity site comes with its own unique risk areas, we use well defined and separate Risk Assessment and Management Protocols for each activity areas.
- Risk is assessed on a detail grid of Total Risk to Absolute Safety and a risk management plan is drawn.
- Separate risk assessment and management guidelines for different travel modes – air, train and road.
- Child Protection Code.
- Code of Behaviour for staff members, focusing on being Sensitive, Trained, Approachable and Reliable (STAR).
- A thorough staff selection process with three levels of filtration.
- A detailed procedure for camp site selection, keeping in mind safety, aesthetics and play area.