Risk Assessment


We have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

Certificate Number - RIQB103556

Expiry Date - 27/08/2019


“Hazard Alley” is the interactive educational section of The Safety Centre.

The objective is to provide hazard awareness by simulated incidents and realistic scenarios to all user groups.

  • The building consists of two storeys with conference rooms and the office on the upper floor and the scenarios all on the ground floor.
  • All visitors to “Hazard Alley” are briefed prior to their tour of the site.  The children are then put into small groups and taken to visit the scenarios.  A trained guide will lead the group and instigate emergency procedures should it be necessary.
  • There are two emergency exits situated inside the main building, and along with the main entrance door, they all allow for wheelchair egress.
  • The building is fitted with full automatic fire detection and emergency lighting systems.
  • The means of escape are inspected daily.
  • All effects used in the scenarios are safe products.
  • All systems used in the scenarios are tested on a daily basis.
  • All members of staff hold current First Aid Certificates.
  • The Fire & Rescue Service and the Centre Management carry out the premises Risk Assessments.
  • Teachers are welcome to visit the Centre prior to the young people’s tour.


Jo Green 
Director, The Safety Centre


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The Safety Centre opened in 1994 as a partnership-based community safety project involving Thames Valley Police, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, health authorities, local government, other statutory organisations and the private sector. The centre is not centrally funded and as such relies heavily on donations and sponsorship.