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Safety / Tour Guide

The Risk Factory is a purpose built centre set up like a film set of everyday situations where visitors can experience risk in a safe environment covering topics such as fire, home and road safety. Our volunteer Safety / Tour Guides escort small groups round the lifelike scenarios delivering safety messages and running simple activities that enable them to think about dangers and actions to reduce and / or avoid risk.

About The Risk Factory

Set up too provide a high quality, interactive community safety education resource for all people living in and visiting the Lothians. In particular to: improve community safety; increase community involvement; change attitudes; modify behaviour; reduce health risks

Experience Required

Good communication skills; reliable, responsible and trustworthy; and willing to learn about safety / everyday life skills.

Training Details

Induction training, shadowing existing volunteers and scenario training will be provided. No volunteer is expected to start leading small groups round the scenario area until they feel confident to do so.

Flexibility & Commitment

School Holidays;Term Time;Summer Holidays

2 sessions per month ideally.

Location/Travel Details

The Risk Factory, 20 New Mart Road, Edinburgh EH14 1RL. A small car park and free on-street parking is available and there are various LRT buses to the area. The closest bus stop wold be Slateford Station and The Risk Factory is a short 5 minute walk from there.


Travel expenses should be claimed on an expenses claim form on a monthly basis. Lunch will be provided if volunteering to do two sessions in a single day.

Accessibility Details

  • Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet
  • Disabled parking
  • Large print