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Stage 2 NSW PDHPE syllabus outcomes

SLS2.13 Discusses how safe practices promote personal wellbeing

DMS2.2 Makes decisions as an individual and as a group member

V4 Accepts responsibility for personal and community health

Road safety content

Pedestrian safety

- Safe crossing procedures

- Using traffic facilities

Passenger safety

- Safe passenger behaviour

Safety on wheels

- Safe places to ride

- Safety equipment

Pedestrian safety activities Safety on wheels activities Passenger safety activities

Procedures for using traffic facilities

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Risky Behaviour

Managing risk

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Managing risk

Before you begin, print the sample Risk Management Plan

  1. On a whiteboard or SmartBoard, create two columns 1. ways to travel to school 2. Risks and hazards
  2. In the first column, brainstorm a list of ways students might travel to and from school.
  3. In the second column, ask students to suggest some of the risks or hazards they may come across when travelling that way to school.
  • Ask students to suggest ways to reduce or eliminate the risks and hazards they have identified in the second column.
  • Introduce the sample Risk Management Plan. Inform students that most organisations (including schools) complete these plans to identify any risks with an activity and identify ways to reduce or eliminate the risks. These are called 'Control Measures'.
  • Ask students why it might be important to create a risk management plan i.e. to keep people safe.
  • Place the students in groups of two or three and ask them to complete a Risk Management Plan around travelling to school. Students should choose at least two modes of travel to include in their plan.

Extension

Ask students to find out what a risk matrix is and how they are used. Have students use a risk matrix to review the 'Level of Risk' column in their Risk Management Plan.
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Safer People

Part of the Safe Systems approach to road safety is about making safe people by providing them with the knowledge and skills to make safe decisions.

Print the 'Safer people' worksheet, then look closely at the following scene and write down what risks each person is taking, what the consequences might be and how each person could be safer. Click on each person and check the answers with what you wrote on your worksheet.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Not wearing a helmet Severe head injuries may occur as a result of a fall. People that receive brain injuries often find it difficult to do the things they enjoy. Always wear a helmet with the Australian Standards sticker on it.
Not wearing other protective equipment like elbow and knee pads. Elbow and knee pads can sometimes protect you from broken bones and skin grazes resulting from a fall. Wear elbow and knee pads.
Riding on a pedestrian footpath. Riding in places where there are pedestrians can be risky and could lead to a collision, injuring both the rider and pedestrian. Always find a safe place to ride away from the road and look out for pedestrians.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Not wearing a helmet Severe head injuries may occur as a result of a fall. People that receive brain injuries often find it difficult to do the things they enjoy. Always wear a helmet with the Australian Standards sticker on it.
Not wearing shoes. Not wearing shoes can increase the chances of your feet getting caught on the chain and pedals. Not wearing shoes also increases the chance of severe grazes and injuries to the feet. Always wear covered shoes with your laces tied. Don't wear thongs when riding your bike.
Riding the bike across the road Riding your bike across the road increases the risk of having a bad fall. Always get off your bike and walk it to the other side of the road. Cross the road at a crossing wherever possible.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Listening to music can make it hard to hear when cars are coming and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Pause or stop your music when crossing the road and walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Looking at your phone may cause you to walk onto the road without looking and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Not using a crossing. Increased chance of being hit by a motor vehicle causing severe, life threatening injuries. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Listening to music can make it hard to hear when cars are coming and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Pause or stop your music when crossing the road and walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Looking at your phone may cause you to walk onto the road without looking and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Listening to music can make it hard to hear when cars are coming and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Pause or stop your music when crossing the road and walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Looking at your phone may cause you to walk onto the road without looking and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Listening to music can make it hard to hear when cars are coming and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Pause or stop your music when crossing the road and walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Looking at your phone may cause you to walk onto the road without looking and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Listening to music can make it hard to hear when cars are coming and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Pause or stop your music when crossing the road and walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Looking at your phone may cause you to walk onto the road without looking and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
What are the risks? Possible consequences How to be a safer
Listening to music can make it hard to hear when cars are coming and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Pause or stop your music when crossing the road and walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Looking at your phone may cause you to walk onto the road without looking and increase your chances of being hit by a moving vehicle. Serious injuries may occur if you are hit my a moving vehicle. Place your phone in your pocket or bag when walking near roads and traffic. Stop, Look, Listen, Think.

Procedures for using traffic facilities

Print the 'Pedestrian Lights Procedure' student worksheet to be completed after this activity.

The following is an activity to help young children cross the road safely. Your job is to watch and listen carefully.

You will need to use the information in this activity and your own knowledge and experience, to help you write a procedure that tells young people how to use pedestrian lights and cross the road safely.

Someone will need to press the button to stop the traffic.

Good work!

You have pressed the button to stop the traffic

Now you must wait for the traffic to stop and for the man to turn green.

Never cross when the man is red

Now the man has turned green.....Is it safe to cross yet?

Only cross if the man is green AND all of the traffic has stopped.

When you see the red man flashing, DO NOT start to cross the road.

If you have already started to cross, walk quickly to finish crossing.

Well done!

Remember...

  1. Always hold an adult's hand
  2. Wait for the red man to turn green, and
  3. Stop, look, listen and think before you cross the road.

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