Someone could be taken ill
Someone could be taken ill; public transport can be unreliable of timings or be cancelled last minute. The company van could break down. Ways to minimise these risks is to have a risk assessment in place for journeys and all staff to have read and acknowledge them. All staff to be first aid trained and has a mobile phone with them in case of emergencies. Staff to have emergency contact information. All individuals have a mini first aid kit in their bags for outings. If the van broke down, when you call them you need to mention that you are with a vulnerable adult and they will usually make you priority. If using public transport always have an alternative route that can be used in emergencies.