Health and Safety Policy: Premises/Location Policy:The Health and Safety Officer ascertains that all premises/locations are surveyed by the parent co-ordinator of a proposed activity for risks such as: flight risk, risk of injury, risk of sensory overload. The management of any premises used by Open Spectrum for an activity will be required to share their Fire Safety policy with the parent co-ordinator of the activity. The parent co-ordinator will familiarise him/herself with all safety procedures relevant to the premises and will satisfy him/herself that these are adequate and fully understood by all coaches of the activity.The Health and Safety Officer will ascertain that the Fire Safety policy of each premises is reviewed annually by the parent co-ordinator of each activity. The coach is responsible for evacuation in the event of a fire.C.Health and safety policy: Open Spectrum will ensure that an appropriate ratio of coaches to young people with ASD will be provided at all times. In outdoor, unenclosed locations each young person representing a “flight risk” will be accompanied by a coach/parent/guardian. Open Spectrum requires all activity coaches to adhere to current Government guidelines on preventing the spread of Covid 19, and any other infectious illness on which guidelines have been issued. The parent co-ordinator is responsible for ensuring the implementation of this policy. A complete First Aid Kit will be on-site at each activity. This will be confirmed by the Parent Co-ordinator.The coach of an activity will ring Accident and Emergency services immediately if there is a serious accident or emergency. In the case of activities which do not require the presence of a parent/guardian, parents will be called immediately in case of an accident/emergency/distress.

COVID 19 LEVEL 5

Open Spectrum is looking forward to some degree of activity from May 1st from socially distanced athletics begins in Marlay Park. We hope Golf may being shortly and have a range of plans for the summer, subject to restrictions, including surfing, kayaking, orienteering, shelter building in the wild and more!

Information on Open Spectrum Events

Since November 2019 we operate an online booking and payment system .

Prior to booking any activity online you must be a registered member of open spectrum . To register you will need to fill in our online registration form . Once you have registered , our secretary will approve your membership . This can take a day or two .

Please not that we are all volunteers and we will endeavour to complete this process as soon as possible . Once you are approved you will be allowed access to the events and bookings . All activities operate on a first come first serve basis and part payments or refunds are not possible . 

OPEN SPECTRUM UPDATE

Open Spectrum is about to enter a new phase, incorporating as a company as agreed at our AGM! After we achieve this we will register as a charity – so stay with us for the ride. We have also just implemented a facility to pay for activities on this site but you must register your child/teen on this site to do so. This is so that we can keep our activities safe and restricted to our OS kids unless stated otherwise. Payments for activities can be made under Events.

PRIVACY POLICY

OPEN SPECTRUM PRIVACY POLICY

If you agree to our Privacy Policy you are agreeing:

That Open Spectrum can hold your child’s data securely until the month when your child turns 18 and thereafter only if you and your child wish to remain enrolled to participate in Young Adult activities.

That only the Chair of OS, the Secretary of OS shall have access to this data or be informed in any way of the contents of this data.

That a coach of an activity in which your child is enrolled may be informed of your child’s age and diagnosis if necessary and helpful to the coach.

That a coach of an activity in which your child is enrolled will be given a contact email or phone number for a parent or guardian but will never be given a contact number for any young person enrolled.