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Health and Safety

The safety of all visitors to our site is of the highest importance and our safety record bears testament to this priority.  We have a comprehensive Health and Safety Policy and Risk Assessments which are updated regularly with the support that we receive from Citation plc, consultants in health and safety.  Click here for a link to Citation plc.

Our Health and Safety Policy is available on disk, together with our Risk Assessments, on request.

Method

An integrated learning facility combining basic mechanical theory with the repair and maintenance of an indoor kart together with a basic input covering the legal requirements for vehicle use on the highways.

Teaching Aids

 

A modern, fully equipped motor vehicle workshop and classrooms.

Two karts will be provided by the Project for construction by the students.

Mock Theory Tests now available on line at www.driving-tests.co.uk

Other useful links:-

Safety Aids

Overalls, gloves, safety boots, goggles, all safety equipment as required by law – all provided by The Wheels Project.

Programme

1 x 2 ½ hour session a week for 6 weeks.

Week 1

Introduction:

  • Content and Structure
    Workshop Supervisors - 30 mins
  • Completion of Personnel Monitoring forms by students
    Workshop Supervisors/ Teacher or Youth Worker - 45 mins
  • Health & Safety
    Workshop Supervisors - 60 mins
  • Break
    15 mins

Weeks 2-5

  • Introduction to Life and Social Skills around Driving and the Law
    Training Officer - 45 mins
  • Kart Preparation & Assembly
    Completion of End of Course Forms by students and Teacher or Youth Worker  (last week only)
    Workshop Supervisors/ Teacher or Youth Worker - 75 mins
  • Tidy up
    Workshop Supervisors - 15 mins
  • Break
    15 mins

Week 6

  • Indoor Karting at TeamSport - Arrive and Drive Event during normal session times.

Notes

KARTING EVENT

  • The karting event will take place during the final session of the course at TeamSport, Third Way, Avonmouth, Bristol (Tel: 08444 109 109).  This will normally be an exclusive event for your group.
  • All learners who complete the course may (see the next three points) be eligible to participate in a karting event at TeamSport.  To comply with TeamSport’s rules and regulations learners must be aged 14 on the day in order to take part in the race laps. Those who are under 14 will be able, instead, to take part in timed lap sessions.
  • Wheels' Supervisors have the discretion to bar a learner from attending the karting session, on the grounds of safety, if that learner's behaviour throughout the course has caused sufficient concern.  The learner will be informed of this decision during the final session at Wheels prior to karting.
  • A learner will be excluded from the karting session if he/she has been absent for more than two sessions.
  • A learner will not be able to attend the karting event if he/she has not returned the signed parent/guardian consent form (given out during the first session at Wheels) by the week before karting at the latest.
  • At least one member of staff from the referral organisation must be present at the karting session and he/she must be sufficiently familiar with the learners to manage effectively any incidents that may occur during the event.
  • One member of staff accompanying a group will be able to take part in the karting, provided there are at least two members of staff present representing that organisation.

GENERAL CONDUCT OF LEARNERS

  • No alcohol or illegal drugs are allowed and anyone suspected of being under the influence will be excluded for that session.
  • Students who repeatedly break the rules agreed in week 1 will be warned by our Supervisors, their referring supervisor notified and may be excluded from the group permanently if that behaviour continues.
  • Violent behaviour will result in immediate removal from the course.
  • Students will be warned against bullying behaviour and will be removed from the course if this behaviour persists.

TRANSPORT

Transport of students is not provided by the The Wheels Project.

Qualifications

In-house certificate of completion.

Groups

  • Groups will be pre-formed by the referring organisation.
  • Group size is restricted to 8 students.
  • Wheels does not have more than one group at its centre at any one time.
  • New Learners can start up to week 2.
  • A Risk Assessment on pupils must be completed by Key Workers before start of course – those with history of violent behaviour are excluded from Wheels programmes.

Criteria for Selection

Students’ behaviour should be causing concern to group leaders and exhibit at least three of the following factors:

  • Aged between 13 - 24
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Poor educational record
  • Truanting
  • Exclusion from school
  • Involvement in illegal drugs
  • Criminal record

Intake Dates

Groups attend The Wheels Project without the presence of others to reduce distractions and aid concentration.

Intakes for groups occur at the start of each academic term and also during the Summer holidays.

Have a look at our intake dates.

Venue

The Wheels Project Ltd
31-32 Bonville Road
Brislington
Bristol BS4 5QH

Tel: 0117 971 1711
Contact: David Glossop, General Manager
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Staff

  • 2 Workshop Supervisors from The Wheels Project
  • 1 Teacher/Youth Leader from referring group
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