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DUNHAM ON TRENT CE PRIMARY SCHOOL

 HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

 

 

STATEMENT OF INTENT

 

The Governing Body of Dunham on Trent CE Primary School will meet its responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act and other health and safety legislation to provide safe and healthy working conditions for employees, and to ensure that their work does not adversely affect the health and safety of other people such as pupils, students, visitors and contractors. Details of how this will be done are given in this health and safety statement.

 

The Governing Body will ensure that effective consultation takes place with all employees on health and safety matters and that individuals are consulted before allocating particular health and safety functions to them.

 

Where necessary the Governing Body will seek specialist advice to determine the risks to health and safety in the establishment and the precautions required to deal with them.

 

The Governing Body will provide sufficient information and training in health and safety matters to all employees in respect to the risk to their health and safety.

 

The Governing Body requires the support of all staff to enable the maintenance of high standards of health and safety in all the schools activities.

 

This Statement includes a description of the establishment’s organisation and its arrangements for dealing with different areas of risk. Details of how these areas of risk will be addressed are given in the arrangements section.

 

Signed ………………………………………                 Signed ………………………………………….

 

(Chair of Governors)                                                  (Headteacher)

 

Date …………………………………………                   Date ………………………………………………..

 

Other sources of Health and Safety Information:-

 

  • NCC Health and Safety Manual
  • Education Visits Policy Documents
  • Asbestos Log
  • Legionella Log
  • Fire Log
  • Premises Manual
  • Schools Intranet Service ‘wired’. Health & Safety Community.
  • NCC Swimming Guidelines for Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORGANISATION

 

Responsibilities of the Governing Body

 

The Governing Body is responsible for:

 

  • Complying with the County Council’s Health and Safety Policy and Arrangements;
  • Formulating and ratifying the establishment’s Health and Safety Statement and health and safety plan;
  • Regularly reviewing health and safety arrangements annually and implementing new arrangements where necessary;
  • Ensuring that the site and premises is maintained in a safe condition and that appropriate funding is allocated to this end from the school’s delegated budget;
  • Ensuring that risk assessments are made and recorded of all the schools work activities including those off site which could constitute a significant risk to the health and safety of employees or other persons;
  • Ensuring that the statement and other relevant health and safety documentation from the LA is drawn to the attention of all employees;
  • Prioritising action on health and safety matters where resources are required from the establishment’s budget, seeking further advice where necessary and ensuring that action is taken;
  • Reporting to the LA  any hazards which the establishment is unable to rectify from its own budget;
  • Seeking specialist advice on health and safety which the establishment may not feel competent to deal with;
  • Promoting high standards of health and safety within the establishment;

 

  • Active and reactive monitoring health and safety matters within the school including health and safety inspection reports and accident reports;

 

Responsibilities of the Headteacher

 

The Headteacher is responsible for:

 

  • Ensuring the requirements of the Occupier’s Liability 1957/1984 are complied with.

 

  • The day to day management of health and safety matters in the establishment in accordance with the health and safety policy and ensuring the health and safety arrangements are carried out in practice;
  • Ensuring that risk assessments are made and recorded of all the schools work activities including those off site which could constitute a significant risk to the health and safety of employees or other persons;
  • Ensuring that termly health and safety inspections are carried out and a copy of the report is given to the Governors and that one is sent to the Schools Health and Safety Team;
  • Ensuring that remedial action is taken following health and safety inspections;
  • Ensuring that information received on health and safety matters is passed to the appropriate people;
  • Identifying staff health and safety training needs and arranging for them to be provided;
  • Drawing up the establishments annual health and safety action plan;
  • Co-operating with and providing necessary facilities for trades union safety representative;

 

  • Participating in the LA’s health and safety auditing arrangements and ensuring audit action plans are implemented;

 

  • Monitoring purchasing and maintenance of equipment and materials and ensuring that it complies with current health and safety standards;

 

  • Monitoring contractors and ensuring that only competent, approved contractors are engaged to work on the school site;

 

  • Seeking specialist advice on health and safety matters where appropriate;

 

  • Ensuring that a procedure is in place to deal safely with persons on the premises who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

 

Note: in the absence of the Principal these responsibilities fall to his/her immediate deputy.

 

Responsibilities of the Health and Safety Co-ordinator (Deputy Headteacher)

 

Responsible to the Headteacher for:

 

  • Attending appropriate Health and Safety Training Courses including IOSH Managing Safely to enable him/her to discharge his/her duties effectively;

 

  • Promoting health and safety matters throughout the school and assisting the Headteacher in the implementation of the County Council’s and School’s Health and Safety Procedures;

 

  • Ensuring that Health and Safety Manuals and associated Logs (fire, asbestos, legionella etc) are kept up to date;

 

  • Ensuring that the correct accident reporting procedures are followed and that where appropriate accidents are investigated;

 

  • Arranging termly health and safety inspections and ensuring follow up action is completed and that completed reports are sent to the Governing Body and Senior Management Team;

 

  • Ensuring appropriate procedures for authorisation of school visits is followed;

 

  • Participating in any Health and Safety Audits arranged by the LA

 

  • Providing health and safety induction training for all staff;

 

  • Keeping staff health and safety training records up to date;

 

  • Ensuring that all statutory inspections are completed and records kept;

 

  • Ensuring that emergency drills and procedures are carried out regularly and monitored for effectiveness;

 

  • Monitoring contractors on site and ensuring they consult the asbestos log.

 

 

Responsibilities of the Site Manager

 

The Site Manager is responsible to the Headteacher for:-

 

  • Ensuring, so far as is reasonably practical, that health and safety provisions and procedures affecting contractors for building maintenance, cleaning or grounds maintenance are adhered to;
  • Ensuring that cleaning materials and equipment liable to be a danger to children or staff, are correctly used and properly stored when not in use;
  • Ensuring that all waste materials from the school are disposed of and that all hazards e.g. glass, are removed immediately;
  • Maintaining a clean and effective boiler area, including the safe storage and delivery of fuel;
  • Maintaining a high standard of housekeeping;
  • Carrying out regular internal and external inspections of the school building;
  • Reporting to the Office Manager any problem or imminent danger associated with his responsibilities, as soon as it is practicable to do so.

 

Responsibilities of all staff

 

All staff employed at the establishment have responsibility to:

  • take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others when undertaking their work;
  • checking classrooms/work areas are safe;
  • checking equipment is safe before use;
  • ensuring safe working procedures are followed;
  • co-operating with the LA, school governors and Headteacher on all matters relating to health and safety by complying with the health and safety policy;
  • not intentionally or recklessly interfering with or misusing any equipment or fittings provided in the interests of health safety and welfare;
  • reporting immediately to the Office Manager any serious or immediate danger;
  • reporting to the Office Manager any shortcomings in the arrangements for health and safety;
  • ensure that they only use equipment or machinery which they are competent to use or have been trained to use;

 

  • Participating in health and safety inspections and the health and safety committee where appropriate.

 

 
ARRANGEMENTS 

 

Fire and Other Emergencies

 

Fire Drill Procedures

 

Fire Drill is practised each term and the outcome entered into the school’s Fire Log Book which is kept in the school office.

 

All staff should make themselves aware of the whereabouts of the nearest fire call-alarm and extinguishers in case of emergency.

 

The procedure for evacuating the school is as follows: -

 

  • The school fire bell will ring continuously.

 

  • The Headteacher or member of the Senior Leadership Team will telephone immediately for the fire service (NOT ON PRACTICE DRILLS)

 

  • On hearing the bell ALL staff and children will evacuate the building by the nearest door and assemble on the bottom of the school playground.  Evacuations should be orderly and without undue haste as this in itself could lead to accidents.

 

  • Each teacher is responsible for checking cloakrooms/toilets on the way out.  Teachers should be aware of any children out of the classroom.  These children should know that if they hear the fire alarm they leave school through the nearest fire exit and join their class at the bottom of the school playground.

 

  • No attempt should be made to recover personal belongings by either staff or children.

 

  • Each teacher must escort their children out of school, checking the toilets and closing the outer door on the way, and should take the class register to check that each member of the class is present.  Teachers should also account for any other adults who may be in their class.  If the fire bell rings at a time that the registers are in the school office then Mrs Bradley will bring them out. 

 

  • On reaching the palyground the children should be assembled into lines and the register called to ensure that all children and adults are present.  Each member of staff will be asked if all children and adults are present.

 

 

Fire Drill at Lunchtime or during Out of School Clubs

 

The Lunchtime/Out of School Club staff will follow a similar procedure with the Senior Midday Supervisor/Out of School Club Supervisor being the person responsible for checking the children are present.  The Senior Midday Supervisor/Out of School Club Supervisor will report any discrepancies in numbers to the Headteacher so that they are dealt with immediately.

 

Emergency procedures covering a range of hazardous situations which may arise in the establishment can be found in the Emergency Plan, copies of which are kept in the School Office.

 

The person who discovers the emergency will raise the alarm immediately by the most appropriate means and ensure that the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or in their absence, a member of the senior leadership team is informed immediately and that, where appropriate, the emergency services are summoned. He/she will liaise with the emergency services when they arrive and take advice from them.

 

Note: The priorities are as follows:

 

  • to ensure the safety of all people, their removal from danger, their care and the application of first aid and medical treatment where appropriate;

 

  • to call the emergency services when appropriate;

 

  • to safeguard the premises and equipment, if this is possible without putting persons at risk.

 

The Headteacher is responsible for arranging, recording and monitoring fire drills at least once per term.

 

Details of the locations of all hazardous and flammable substances on site in case of emergency are recorded in the Emergency Plan

 

The Office Manager is responsible for carrying out and updating the fire risk assessment for the premises.

 

Fire Prevention and Detection Equipment Arrangements

 

The Site Manager is responsible for initiating the test of the fire safety systems, for carrying out a monthly visual inspection of all emergency firefighting equipment and completing the record sheets

 

Locations of Main Service Isolation Points

 

The locations of the positions of all main service isolation points are as follows:

 

Service

Location of Isolation Point Details

Water

Entrance to main drive

 

Electricity

INDIVIDUAL METERS:

Boiler House and School Kitchen

 

 

 

Accident, Dangerous Occurrence, Violent Incident and Near Miss Reporting and Investigation

 

Any employee who witnesses an accident, dangerous occurrence, verbal abuse or actual or threatened violence or near miss, or to whom one is reported, will complete an incident form as soon as possible after the event:

 

The accident book for the pupils is kept in the kitchen and the staff accident book in the School Office.

 

The Office Manager is responsible for monitoring accidents and incidents to identify trends and patterns.

 

Accident reports should be drawn to the attention of and counter-signed by the Headteacher or his/her Deputy before being sent to the Health and Safety Team via the Wellworker online system. 

 

Where accidents are found to be caused by faulty plant, equipment, premises or unsafe systems of work action must be taken to remove or isolate the hazard and warn people until the necessary modifications or repairs can be made.

 

Accidents

 

If a child is ill at school or has an accident, staff should inform the school office.  If necessary the parent will be contacted.  All emergency contact numbers are kept in the office.  All accidents require an entry in the First Aid register and a notification letter will be sent home via the child.

 

Major injuries must be reported immediately.  It is essential to try and contact the parent before a child is taken to hospital.  However, if this is not possible, an ambulance should be called or the child taken for treatment as soon as possible.  A parent or First Aider should always accompany the child.  Any person transporting a child in their own car must ensure that they are covered on their insurance policy.

 

 

Dealing with Violence

 

If a parent/visitor enters school and is aggressive towards a member of staff, then the member of staff must talk to the person calmly to try to defuse the situation.  It is important that the member of staff listens to what the person says and remains calm.  If they continue to be aggressive the member of staff should try to isolate the situation to prevent children being exposed to it.  If the situation persists refer them to the Headteacher; if they refuse to go or the staff member feels threatened then a child should be sent to the office to alert the Headteacher or other member of staff.

 

If the parent/visitor continues to be aggressive and is putting anyone at risk then the Police will be called.

 

 

Classroom Safety – including After School Clubs

 

Children should never be left unattended in the classroom by the Teacher.  The rule of being in the classroom 5 minutes before the children arrive and 10 minutes after children leave is a legal way of ensuring this.  If for any reason a teacher has to leave a class, a colleague nearby must be informed.

 

Teachers and Teaching Assistants must train children to think of safety in order to help ensure an accident free classroom. 

 

Broken furniture and fittings should be reported to the Site Manager or Office Manager.  If any glass is broken it is the responsibility of the teacher to sweep it up and wrap in thick paper which must be sealed with sellotape.  The bundle must be indicated at the end of the day to the Site Manager.  No broken glass should be placed directly into the classroom bin.

 

Children should move around school in an orderly way and should not run.

 

Hot liquids should not be carried through any teaching areas where children are present and due care should be taken whilst on playground duty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Aid

 

The Office Manager is responsible for ensuring first aid qualifications are maintained.

 

The following employees are first aiders and have been trained to First Aid at Work level

 

Name

Extension

Date of Expiry of Certificate

Mrs A Baines

N/A

November 2016

Mrs J Blood (Paediatric)

N/A

JUNE 2015  

Mrs A Callinswood (Paediatric)

N/A

JUNE 2015

Mr S Cheyette (Paediatric)

N/A

JUNE 2015

 

 

The following employees are appointed persons have been trained to Emergency First Aid at

Work level:

 

Name

Extension

Date of Expiry of Certificate

Mrs D Hayes

Headteacher

November 2016

Mr R Smith

Deputy Headteacher

November 2016

Mrs A Padley

Teacher

November 2016

Mrs J Cheyette

Teaching Assistant

November 2016

Mrs K Statham

Teaching Assistant

November 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The names of current first aiders and appointed persons emergency aiders are displayed in every classroom and in common areas.

 

First aid boxes and first aid record books are kept at the following points in the school.

 

Location of First Aid Box(es)

First Aid Record Book(s)

Staff Kitchen

Staff Kitchen

Library

Staff Room

Class 3 cloakroom

 

Community Road

 

Class 1

 

 

 

 

A termly check on the location and contents of all first aid boxes will be made by Mrs A Baines. 

Use of first aid materials and deficiencies should be reported to Mrs K Bradley who is responsible for their replenishment

 

The address and telephone number of the nearest medical centre/NHS GP is:

 

 

Tuxford Medical Centre

Faraday Avenue, Tuxford

NG22 0HT

 

01777 870203

 

The address and telephone number of the nearest hospital with accident and emergency facilities is:

 

Bassetlaw Hospital

Kilton Hill, Worksop

S81 0BD

 

01909 500990

Asthma Inhalers

 

Class Teachers are responsible for the supervision and storage, where appropriate, of asthma inhalers for pupils.

 

Administration of Medicines

It is the responsibility of parents to administer medicine to their children.  Under certain circumstances children may have a course of treatment which is not complete and yet may be well enough to return to school.  If the medicine needs to be administered 3 times a day and it is not possible for parents to come into school themselves to administer the medicine, a single dose may be administered at school.  Under these circumstances medicine must be handed directly to the school office with clear instructions for dosage, this will then be recorded on a medication form, and signed by the parent/carer.  It must then be collected from the office by an adult at the end of the day.  All medicines will be kept locked in the office or if necessary stored in the staff kitchen’s fridge. No pills or cough medicines purchased from the chemist should be given to children.  Only medicines prescribed by a doctor will be accepted.

 

Drugs prescribed for ADHD will be administered providing the parent/carer has completed a consent form.

 

Medical Needs

 

Staff are made aware of any child who has a severe medical need, what their medical needs are and what to do in case of emergency.

 

 

Hazard Control

 

Risk Assessment

The Deputy Headteacher is responsible for carrying out a general survey of the school's work activities including extra-curricular, extra-mural activities, work carried out by contractors or volunteers on site, identifying hazards and ensuring risk assessments are produced and appropriately communicated.  

 

Maintenance of Site, Premises, House Keeping and Hazard Reporting

 

Employees and Governors must report any hazards that could be the cause of serious or imminent danger, e.g. damaged electrical sockets, broken windows, wet or slippery floors immediately to the Site Manager or the Office Manager.

 

All electrical equipment is checked regularly by the Site Manager and repairs undertaken where necessary.  PAT testing is carried out on an annual basis.  Mains testing takes place every 5 years.

 

House Keeping and Disposal of Waste

 

All members of staff are responsible for clearing up spillages which occur whilst they are in charge of the area concerned. Other spillages, leaks or wet floors should be reported to the Caretaker who will arrange for them to be dealt with.

 

All members of staff are responsible for ensuring that hazardous substances or substances that require special procedures for disposal are disposed of safely and in accordance with the appropriate risk assessment sheet. 

 

Premises Security

 

The entrance to the playground is closed at 8.50 am.  Any late comers or visitors to school must then enter through the main entrance.  Access through the monitor and voice entry system is strictly controlled.  All visitors are requested to sign the visitor’s book and obtain a visitor’s badge.  Any member of staff allowing entry to someone must ensure they accompany them to the person they have come to see.  Anyone seen walking through school without a visitor’s badge should be politely challenged as to their identity and purpose and directed to the office and where possible a member of staff should accompany them.

 

The Site Manager is responsible for unlocking and locking the building, arming and disarming security alarms

 

Severe Weather

During periods of severe weather, arrangements for maintaining safe access to, from and within the premises (e.g. clearing snow and ice) will be determined by the Site Manager

 

Health and Safety Training

 

At the INSET day at the beginning of each school year staff are reminded of Health and Safety procedures and any staff new to the school undergo a health and safety induction.

 

The Office Manager is responsible for co-ordinating the provision of the health and safety training of all staff and keeps a log of all training attended.  The LA H&S Team training matrix is used to identify training needs.

 

Manual Handling

 

Manual Handling of Objects

 

The Site Manager is responsible for identifying hazardous manual handling activities involving objects and arranging for their elimination or risk assessment.  The Office Manager is responsible for monitoring the safety of manual handling activities. 

 

Manual Handling of People

 

The Office Manager is responsible for identifying hazardous manual handling activities involving people and arranging for their elimination or risk assessment.  Fountaindale School are able to offer advice on assessing the moving and handling of people    

 

Work Equipment

 

Ladders and stepladders have been identified as likely to involve a specific risk to health and safety so use, inspection and repair is therefore restricted to the Site Manager.

 

Stage Lighting Equipment & Staging and Seating

 

The Site Manager is responsible for inspection, maintenance, safe use and risk assessment of the stage

lighting and the mobile staging and seating

 

Portable Electrical Appliances

Staff must not bring onto the premises any portable electrical appliances unless they have been authorised

and the appliances have been portable appliance tested.

 

Display Screen Equipment

 

The following employees are classified as users of display screen equipment and an assessment will be made of their workstations.  They will be entitled to a regular eye test.

 

Employee Name

Job Title

Mrs D Hayes

Headteacher

Mrs K Bradley

Office Manager

 

The competent (trained) person responsible for carrying out display screen equipment risk assessments is:

Office Manager

The person responsible for implementing the requirements of the risk assessment is:

Office Manager

 

 

Safety in the Curriculum

 

Risk assessments take place in these areas but these common sense procedures apply to specific areas.

 

Science and Technology Equipment (Resistant and Compliant Materials)

 

Particular care is needed when using equipment for these areas of the curriculum.  The cooker should not be used by children and any work involving this should be strictly supervised by an adult. Children need to be taught exactly how to use tools in science and technology and need reminding of this frequently.  Children should not use hot glue guns.  Restricting the number of children using such equipment can help ensure an accident free session.

 

PE Equipment

 

A maintenance contract has been taken out with Sportsafe.  The equipment is checked annually and any repairs carried out at that time.  If there is a problem with any of the equipment in the meantime it is taken out of use until a repair can be carried out.

 

Care and planning can help reduce the possibility of accidents occurring in PE lessons.  Children should be taught how to carry equipment safely.  There should be at least one person at each end/side of the apparatus.  Restricting the number of children moving around at any time with apparatus can help.  Children need to know the safe way of setting-up apparatus and checking it is in place properly.  They should not begin on the apparatus until the teacher has said they may.

 

Swimming

 

At present Years 2-6 go swimming.  Sessions are held at the Retford Leisure Centre.  Large and small pool sessions are available to help non-swimmers and the more able.  Children travel to the Centre by bus.

 

The Teacher and Teaching Assistants accompanying the group are responsible for discipline and safety and for the organisation of swimming groups.  Advice should be taken from a swimming instructor where appropriate.

 

Swimming Observers

 

Staff should arrange for a minimum of 2 parents to accompany the children to the swimming pool in order to help them get changed and give general supervision.  These parents also act as observers and are responsible for the safety horns in case of an emergency.  Teachers should ensure that the children are aware of the horn and its purpose and what they should do when the horn sounds.  Practices will take place at the pool.

 

Specific guidelines are available for observers and a copy should be signed by any parent acting in this capacity.

 

Safety on School Transport

 

The following procedures exist to ensure the safety of children:-

  • Each child should have their own seat.  The practice of 3 children to a double seat should never be used except in an emergency.
  • If seat belts are available they must be worn (most coaches now have seat belts; double decker buses are exempt from seat belts).
  • Children should sit down at all times during the journey.
  • Children must be counted on and off the bus each time.
  • Teachers and other adults should sit towards the back of the bus in order to ensure they can see all the children clearly.
  • Children must not touch the emergency exit equipment.  An adult should always sit beside the emergency exit.
  • When sitting upstairs children should not sit on the front or rear seat, nor should they sit on the seat directly opposite the stairs.
  • Public transport is exempt from the law regarding booster seats.

 

Playground Safety

Playtime should be an enjoyable activity for the children provided a few basic rules are followed.

There are 4 adults on duty each morning break and 4 at afternoon break (2 for KS1 & 2 for KS2) and they must be the first outside.  The children are informed of the rules for playtime.

 

Outdoor Play Equipment

 

The outdoor play equipment and the outdoor adventure trail is inspected visually by the class teachers

prior to use and an annual inspection is undertaken by Sportsafe.

 

Computers

 

Any computer equipment considered to be unsafe is taken out of use and marked to ensure all staff  are aware.  This is then reported to the IT Co-ordinator who will arrange for its repair.  Administration equipment is dealt with by the Office Manager.

 

 

Hazardous Substances

 

Inventories of hazardous substances used in the school are maintained by the following employees:

 

Science

Mr R Smith

Design and Technology

Mr R Smith

Art and Design

Mrs A Baines

Caretaking and Cleaning

Mr P Baines

 

The Site Manager is responsible for undertaking and updating the COSHH risk assessments

 

Asbestos

 

All employees working in the school know of the locations where there is still asbestos.

 

In the event of disturbance of asbestos the school will inform the contractor to stop work immediately.  The location will be secured to prevent access or alternately the immediate area isolated.  Signage will be displayed to prevent entry.  The LA Health & Safety Dept will be contacted for information regarding removal and an environmental clean.

 

If any demolition/refurbishment work needs to be undertaken then a Refurbishment and Demolition Survey will be carried out in that particular area prior to contractors beginning work.

 

The Site Manager and the Office Manager are responsible for ensuring that the premises asbestos log is consulted by visiting contractors and is updated following work on the fabric of the building.  The log is kept in the school office.

 

In addition there is a Local Asbestos Management Plan which sets out the arrangements for asbestos monitoring and maintenance and for action should a disturbance occur

 

Waste Management

 

The waste is collected daily by the Site Manager and stored safely in appropriately sited secure

containers.  The containers are chained after emptying to prevent them being moved and set on fire

by arsonists.  All members of staff are responsible for reporting accumulation of waste, or large items

of waste that require special attention.  

 

Cleaning Arrangements

 

All members of staff are responsible for arranging to clear up spillages, which occur whilst they are in charge of the area concerned. Other spillages, leaks or wet floors should be reported to the Site Manager who will arrange for them to be dealt with.

 

All members of staff are responsible for ensuring that hazardous substances or substances that require special procedures for disposal are disposed of safely and in accordance with the appropriate risk assessment sheet. 

 

Health and Safety Inspections

 

The Site Manager undertakes regular inspections, however termly Health and Safety Inspections will be carried out with the Health and Safety Governor.  A copy of the outcome of the inspection will be provided to the school Governors for consideration at their next meeting.

 

Provision of Information

 

The School Office Manager is responsible for distributing all health and safety information received from the LA and elsewhere and for the maintenance of a health and safety information reference system.  Records of employee’s signatures indicating that they have received and read and understood health and safety information are kept by the Office Manager.   New employees will be informed of all relevant health and safety information as part of the induction process.

 

The Health and Safety Law posters are sited in the Staff Room.

 

Educational Visits and Journeys

 

Please see the Visits Policy and folder in the School Office.

 

The Office Manager, in association with the Senior Leadership Team, is responsible for ensuring

that the appropriate risk assessment and approval is obtained for educational visits in United

Kingdom not including an overnight stay. 

The Headteacher is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate risk assessment and approval

is obtained for educational visits in United Kingdom including an overnight stay and for educational

visits abroad including an overnight stay.

 

 

Work Experience

 

The Office Manager is responsible for co-ordinating work experience placements and ensuring risk

assessments are completed.

 

 

Use of Premises Outside School Hours

 

The Office Manager is responsible for co-ordinating lettings of the premises in accordance

with the lettings procedure.  She will inform other users of the building of the presence of any hazards

which have not been rectified.  The Site Manager will check that the premises are left in reasonable

order by other users before locking up.

 

 

Visitors

 

On arrival all visitors should report to the office where they will be issued with:

  • an identification badge
  • relevant health and safety information

 

and will sign the visitors book.  An employee seeing an unidentified person without a visitors badge should challenge their presence.

 

 

Contractors

 

The Office Manager is responsible for selecting contractors and vetting contractor’s health and safety policies, procedures, risk assessments, method statements and past health and safety performance.  While on site the contractors will liaise with the Office Manager or Site Manager.

 

 

 

Catering

 

Nottinghamshire County Council are responsible for registering the food premises with the local Environmental Health Officer of the District/Borough Council

 

 

Smoking

 

Smoking in public buildings is prohibited since 2005. All staff will be made aware of the law as part of their induction. School policy also prohibits smoking on any part of the premises including outside areas right up to the boundary of the property.  All job applicants will be informed of the no smoking policy.  No Smoking signs are displayed in the school.

 

 

Stress

 

The Headteacher is responsible for monitoring absence owing to stress related illness

 

 

Lone Working

 

The Office Manager in conjunction with Site Manager/Headteacher is responsible for ensuring risk assessments are prepared and implemented for lone working activities

 

 

Bullying/Harassment

 

The school’s policy on behaviour (including bullying) and the records of bullying incidents and

action taken is kept in the School Office.

 

 

Audit, Review, Performance Measurement and Action Plan

 

The Governing Body are responsible for carrying out an annual review of the Statement and its implementation in the school.

 

The Headteacher is responsible for compiling and implementing the school’s annual health and safety action plan, including action for improvements in the appropriate development plan

 

 

 

 

 

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