This toolkit engages children in a series of fun activities to help them identify and explain safety and health risks and hazards both at school and at home. It offers children the means to develop an understanding of their own responsibility in relation to risks and hazards and to evaluate different levels of risks.
To recognise risks and hazards at school and at home
To evaluate different levels of risks
To work as a team to prepare materials that demonstrate the above learning
Show the Napo provided with this lesson:
- What is a hazard?
- Why should we prevent hazards for ourselves and others?
Hunt the hazard Watch the Napo clip provided with this lesson:Identification of risks and hazards
Film: Risky Business
Scene – Risks at home
Scene – Assess the risks
- Discuss and define the hazards shown in the scenes and what sort of other hazards they are aware of. Encourage children to explain what they would do to prevent hazards and risks.
- Discuss how some risks are more dangerous than others by making a list of the risks in order of most severe consequences to less severe and ask the children which risks require the most urgent intervention. (See helpsheet).
- Produce a song, dance or short play to help people remember how to protect themselves and each other from dangers.
- Presentation/discussion on the variety of typical risks we may encounter based on a selection of Napo clips (road accidents, electricity, slips and trips, falls from height – e.g. stairs, chemicals, noise).
At the end of the lesson pupils can make up a song, rap or rhyme that sums up what they have learnt about Hazard Hunting.
Teacher and students assess their learning using this tool:
- Gold: I can explain at least three types of risk or hazard to myself and others. I can evaluate the level of risk and communicate clearly in an engaging way what action should be taken in each case.
- Silver: I can explain a risk and a hazard (for myself and for others) at home and in the classroom. I can identify what action to take for both of these and explain this clearly.
- Bronze: I can explain what a risk is and identify an action to take
Links to subject/curriculum
Personal, social and health education
Household products, including medicines, can be harmful if not used properly
Rules for and ways of keeping safe, including basic road safety, and about people who can help them stay safe
To recognise how their behaviour affects other people
To recognise that there are hazards in living things, materials and physical processes, and assess risks and take action to reduce risks to themselves and others
Pupils should obtain an insight into the use of chemicals at home, their labelling and handling
Handling of natural and artificial substances
Citizenship/Education for civil life
To recognise hazards and assess consequent risks
Writing simple sentences to com- plete a story with a beginning, middle and end structure
- Hazard Spotting Poster
- Help sheet for teachers: Identification of risks and hazards
- Hazard Spotting Poster Solutions
- Hazard Hunting/sporting – Report Sheet
- Go to video
To download the provided resources, go to: Resource library