The Copped Hall Trust is covered by Public Liability Insurance to the amount of £5 million. The Policy is with Argenta Syndicate at Lloyds (policy number B1230LC13109A17).
Food Safety and Hygiene
All food outlets operate in accordance with the Food Standards Agency recommended guidelines.
Teaching staff and other volunteers
All staff wear name badges for easy identification. All teaching staff are DBS checked. At least one member of the staff is First Aid trained, this will be clearly marked on their name badges.
The attraction has a dedicated gate team who open the site gate.
Please dress for the changeable British weather. The house will often feel colder than the outside temperature, so please dress warmly and wear sensible flat footwear due to the undulation of the garden and uneven surfaces in the house. There are shaded areas provided throughout the garden for sunny weather.
The ratio of supervisors to students is never lower than 1:7.
Visitors to Copped Hall
School groups will be the sole visitors on the agreed date.
There is a pond in the Walled Garden. The pond is not more than one metre in depth. There is a lifebuoy and accompanying staff will have a throw-rope.
Slips / Trips / Falls
The following hazards should be noted:
Care must be taken when walking around the house and gardens.
The lighting in the cellars may seem somewhat reduced compared to those rooms above ground.
The ceilings in the cellars are lower and to some individuals these may feel confined. However no area in Copped Hall can be defined as a confined space.
The Lodge Gate on Crown Hill will be opened by one of the gate team. Visitors will then drive approximately a mile to the house. The drop off / pick up point is situated at the front of the house. Teachers and teaching assistants may park their vehicles here. Parents are expected to just drop off and pick up. School parties will be greeted by one of the education department volunteers and escorted to the school room. .
There is ample car / coach parking facilities available for teachers and teaching assistants.
A First Aider will be with the group at all times. First Aid equipment is available at various locations around the house and gardens.
In the event of an emergency please follow all evacuation procedures as instructed by the staff.
At the moment, Copped Hall is not accessible by wheelchair. If any visitors have a mobility issue, please inform us when booking, so that we can advise as the suitability of our venue.
Children’s medical needs
The Copped Hall Trust needs to be informed of any child’s specific medical requirements prior to visiting. Children requiring epipens, or similar, will need to be accompanied by a qualified member of staff. Copped Hall reserves the right to refuse any child because of medical issues.
Copped Hall will provide a cold drink and biscuits at break for the students. However, lunch is NOT provided. There are adequate picnicking facilities within the grounds and undercover.
Toilets and men’s urinals are available in the house. Whilst adequate breaks will be given, a child may request a toilet visit at any time. Children will be accompanied to the toilets.
There is a Copped Hall shop on site, we suggest a maximum amount of £5.00 per student.
The purpose of this document is to enable schools / groups to use the information provided for the development of visit risk assessments in order to satisfy the obligations placed by the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. The above hazards have been identified as being inherent to this attraction. The Copped Hall Trust does not accept liability for any omissions to this list.