Hazard Alley | Milton Keynes
Who are we?
The Safety Centre is dedicated to saving lives. Our style of immersive, experiential learning is enabled by a purpose-designed indoor village, Hazard Alley, with 12 life sized scenarios:
Hazard Alley was the first of its kind and has since been copied and recreated all over the UK. Although 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the birth of our registered charity, 2019 will see us celebrate the silver anniversary of the opening of our doors to schools and the public.
We offer primary schools a half-day interactive tour through the 12 scenarios that we have built. Each group of 6 to 8 is guided by one of our army of highly-trained volunteers who ensure that the learning is optimised. We offer a further half-day on internet safety which is highly interactive and filled with challenges of on-line safety, on-line bullying and a host of other hazards.
For schools who cannot visit, our liaison teachers offer classroom lessons in cybersafety.
Our adult programme centres on first-aid as part of a provision on Health and Safety at work. We also run motivational, custom-designed training days for organisations using our well-equipped training facilities.
Our Centre is headed by a Director who is an experienced educator and activity centre manager. She is supported by two qualified and experienced teachers and five staff who manage our bookings, volunteers, visitors, facilities and administration. We have around 40 volunteers who guide our interactive tours and also provide specialist assistance with IT, training and marketing.
A mixture of direct earnings and sponsorship – mainly in the form of underwriting visits from schools in parts of our catchment area – forms the basis of our funding and is supplemented by fees from our adult training work.
The Safety Centre is both a registered charity and a limited company with a board of trustees representing local safety organisations/emergency services, local authority, volunteers at the centre and members of the community.