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Health and safety

An annual health and safety risk assessment is carried out at the Museum in accordance with HSE recommendations.

With regard to school visits, identified hazards encountered during a visit are:

  • Possibility of tripping and falling within the Museum and in its grounds;
  • Possibility of the visitor hitting their heads on exhibits;
  • Being exposed to aircraft conservation work

The hazard severity on these identified hazards and likelihood of occurrence is classified as low due to the mitigating procedures in place.

Mitigating procedures in place:

  1. All possible trip hazards are identified, made visible, removed, barriered off and repaired or made safe
    as possible as soon as practicable.
  2. Wet floors signs are placed in locations as required.
  3. Outside footpaths are salted/gritted prior to the Museum opening.
  4. Sharp protrusions from exhibits are padded as required.
  5. Barriers are placed around aircraft exhibits signed to stop visitors climbing on them.
  6. All conservation work is carried out at a safe distance from the visitors.


If the fire alarm sounds (a very loud noise) please leave the Museum by the quickest Emergency Exit.
Our volunteer guides will assist you in leaving the building. The assembly area is the Museum’s car park.

Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy

The Museum has a Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection policy which can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy (Revised 2017 Edition)

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