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Risk Assessments

Risk Assessment for Primary FOBISIA Games hosted by

 Nord Anglia international School Shanghai, Pudong - China

17th- 20th May 2017


Prepared by: Mr. Noel Wallace">

Risk level(s)

China - Exercise a high degree of caution

There is no nationwide advisory in effect for China. However, you should exercise a high degree of caution due to the occurrence of isolated acts of violence, including bombings and protests.

Hong Kong and Macao are special administrative regions of China. If you are contemplating travel to these regions, consult the Travel Advice for Hong Kong and Macao.

Safety and security


There is a threat of terrorism in China. Since early 2014, a number of explosions and knife attacks have occurred in public places, including in busy railway stations, resulting in injuries and fatalities. Further attacks are likely. Targets could include government buildings, places of worship, schools, transportation hubs and public areas such as tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping centres, markets, hotels and sites frequented by foreigners. Be aware of your surroundings at all times in public places.


Petty crime, such as pickpocketing, purse snatching and theft of mobile phones and laptop computers, is prevalent, even during the day. Foreigners are targeted, especially in major cities and tourist areas. Be vigilant in all crowded locations, including tourist sites, trade fairs, restaurants, coffee shops, Internet cafés, markets and department stores. Do not carry large sums of money. Secure valuables, with the exception of passports, in hotel safe-deposit facilities. While violent crime is relatively rare, foreigners have been attacked and robbed in the past and some have been killed.

Petty crime and sexual harassment can occur on buses and overnight trains. Ensure that the train compartment contains packages belonging only to you and other occupants. Store personal belongings in a safe place and do not leave the compartment unattended. Doors should be securely locked.

There is a risk of armed bandit attacks in remote parts of China. Police presence may be poor around border areas.


Cases of overcharging by taxi, motor cycle drivers have been reported. Most taxi drivers do not speak English, so you should arrange for a Chinese-speaking person to write out your destination in detail on a card before you go. Use only reputable taxis and do not agree to multiple passengers. Negotiate fares prior to entering the taxi, and/or request that the taxi driver use the meter and provide you with a receipt (fapiao).

Foreigners have also been approached by strangers and invited to a nearby establishment for a drink (usually tea or alcohol), a massage or other services. They were then presented with an exorbitant bill (sometimes hundreds of dollars) and forced to pay under threat of injury. In some cases, the person was harmed. Be cautious of unsolicited requests from strangers to “practice English” or to accompany them to an “art gallery” or unknown location, and telephone scams where the caller claims you are being investigated by local authorities. Should you find yourself the victim in such a scenario, get to a safe location immediately and take note as soon as possible, while your memory is still fresh, of the name and address of the facility where you were held, which is required for local police to identify the persons involved and/or issue a police report – the latter likely being obligatory by your credit card company in order to cancel the transaction. Exercise caution in the more popular tourist areas (particularly in the Bund, East Nanjing Road and People’s Square in Shanghai) where scammers target foreigners.


Demonstrations are illegal and should be avoided. Participants may be subject to severe legal action.


Road conditions are good but road safety is poor throughout the country. Avoid driving outside major cities after dark.

China has an extensive passenger train system. Most trains are quick, as well there are express trains on well-travelled routes. Taxis are available in major cities and are easier to obtain at hotels or taxi stands. Self-drive (rental) or chauffeur-driven cars are available for rent in major cities.

Ferry accidents due to overcrowding have occurred in China. Exercise caution and common sense when using marine transportation, always use available safety equipment, such as lifejackets and seatbelts, and do not board ferries that are overloaded.

General safety information

Ensure that your personal belongings and passports and other travel documents are secure at all times.

Carry adequate identification, such as a passport and your stay permit, at all times. Keep a photocopy of your passport in case of loss or seizure.


Airport Procedures

  • Flights will arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport Terminal 1 or 2 and the other airport serving Shanghai is Shanghai Hong Qiao Airport
  • The pickup areas at all airport terminals are secure and well policed.


Welcome arrangements

  • Teams will be met at Hong Qiao or Pudong airport by a welcoming committee from NAIS Pudong, they will be clearly identifiable.
  • Teams will then be driven the approximately 40 minutes to the Hotel whereby they will be met by a NAIS Pudong representative.

Hotel to School (marked buses, escorts)

  • Teams will be bused from the Holiday Inn hotel to Luwan Stadium in Puxi on Thursday morning 7.45am arrive for a 9.00am start
  • On Thursday afternoon we travel back to NAIS Pudong for the Swim Meet from 2.00 – 5.30pm. the students have their dinner and then travel back to the Holiday Inn from NAIS Pudong, approximately 1 kilometre.
  • The return journey each evening Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May will be by coach and take approximately 5 minutes from NAIS Pudong to the hotel.
  • We ask all buses to provide seat belts.
  • First aid kits on board buses.
  • Buses are not marked in any way that would distinguish them as a potential target for attack.  They will have school signs in the window which can be removed once all passengers are accounted for and seated.


Private Security

  • All venues, Hotel, local Malls and NAIS Pudong have their own clearly visible, on site security services.


Hotel Accommodation for visiting students


Location of events

  • Football, T-Ball and swimming will all take place at NAIS Pudong School. The Athletics track and Field event will take place at Luwan Stadium, puxi





Events at NAIS Pudong – Security & Risk Assessments in Place



Nord Anglia International School, Shanghai, Pudong


Nord Anglia International School Shanghai Pudong
600 Kang Qiao Ban Dao,
2729 Hunan Road, Pudong, Shanghai
Phone: +86 (0) 21 5812 7455





  • Secured perimeter fence.
  • On site security guards.
  • Crisis management procedures in place for evacuations, internal lockdown’s, typhoon, earthquake, fire, and bomb threat.
  • CCTV.
  • ID’s checked from all who enter campus.
  • One site Ambulance staffed with Doctor and Nurses.


First aid and medical provision


At the school we have equipped and staffed ambulance will be on standby, together with Doctor on site.


Disaster procedures

Staff trained in ‘First Aid skills’, in addition to this NAIS Pudong has on site 1 of its own AED units.

Nord Anglia International School, Pudong, Shanghai has in place procedures to be put into action in the event of an Emergency crisis.

The School has in place Emergency procedures which cover all scenarios, including evacuations and procedures for natural disasters.



A fire is discovered; Set off nearest alarm

Notify Principal, school office; Reception and Guard House; Evacuate to School Field.

Staff and Students

Evacuate building to designated areas. Do not re-enter until all clear signal is given

SLT to wear high visibility jackets and use loud hailers for communication to evacuees.

Teaching staff check registers. Identify any missing persons. Wait with students for further announcements

Operations Co-ordinator

Locate the fire and extinguish if possible; Call fire department if necessary; Call ambulance if necessary

After School Hours Guards

  • Call Fire Department if necessary
  • Call ambulance if necessary
  • Contact Head of school

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

  • If safe to do so initiate search for missing persons using staff emergency response team
  • Ensure building is clear and secure the area
  • Co-ordinate with security to ensure buildings are clear
  • Make yourself clear / known to emergency crews when they arrive
  • Facilitate Hospital admission if necessary. Evaluate evacuation process


Set-up First Aid station in suitable location.



Typhoon tracking tools


Head of school

  • Notify Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
  • Notify Business Management Team (BMT)


Typhoon hits while at school

Children stay in classrooms; Start telephone tree, advising parents of current situation, children will be released from school weather permitting.

Typhoon so bad may necessitate an overnight stay in school.(Release / distribute supplies of food and blankets)


Senior Management Team (SMT)

Start Telephone Tree


Operations Co-ordinator

Notify bus drivers; Notify Guard House; Record “No School” message on answering machine; Secure outdoor equipment


Individual Sport Risk Assessment Documents