The Risk Factory - What do we do?

The Risk Factory is an interactive safety centre.  We manufacture everyday risks in a safe environment and aim to teach people how to deal with or avoid risks altogether.  Our aim is to provide high quality, interactive community safety education, which will help to develop pro-active citizenship.

How are we funded?

The centre is part funded by four local authorities; City of Edinburgh Council, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian councils.  Through this funding all Primary 7 children (and P6 if composite class) from these local authorities have a place at the centre.   We also have a number of sponsors and partners that support the centre.  Although funded by four local authorities the centre adopts the practices and policies of City of Edinburgh Council.

Who can visit?

  • Primary 7 children from across Edinburgh and the Lothians and pupils from other local authorities are welcome to visit.
  • Cub scouts for their Home Safety and Road Safety badges.
  • Adults with additional needs who are moving towards greater independence and independent living.
  • Brownies for their Crime Prevention and Home Safety badges or the Fire and Road Safety badges.
  • Boys Brigade (Anchor and Junior Sections) focussing on Home, Fire, Road and Water Safety.

If you are a member of another group or organisation who would like to visit the centre please get in contact with us to discuss your needs and a possible visit.

Other Facilities

The centre has a number of meeting rooms available.  We can cater for meetings, conferences and our scenario area provides a unique setting for training. All the profits from our room hires go directly into supporting our education programmes. By booking a room at The Risk Factory you are helping to make a difference to your community.