Risk Assessment – suitable and sufficient risk assessments carried out to identify hazards
Tackling Risks at Source – accidents and work related health 1.1 Describe how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in the setting.
Health and Safety policy COSHH 2002
Fire Policy (Fire Risk Assessment)
Health and safety at Work Act 1974
Managing Accidents in School
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 defines fundamental structure and authority for the enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare within the UK.
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Employees must – every employee must take reasonable care of themselves and others who are affected by their “acts or omissions”.
Management of the Health and Safety at Work
Employer must – provide free training, free protection, health checks (if appropriate)
Employee must – comply with training instructions and inform of shortcomings and danger, co-operate
1.2 Describe how health and safety is monitored and maintained in the setting
Health and Safety is monitored and maintained in school by various means.
On a daily basis the head does a walkabout to check for anything and all the staff monitor so that any issues that occur can be reported. Issues are reported to the senior management team
Any damage to property is dealt with by the caretaker. Repairs are completed as soon as feasible. The caretaker ensures premises are kept clean and rubbish free
Outdoor equipment is inspected once a year by WCC approved contractor
Visual checks are formally undertaken by caretaker and informally by staff on duty and any defects reported
PE equipment is inspected on an annual basis by approved WCC contractors
Equipment is checked regularly by the PE co-ordinator
School grounds are maintained by a reputable contractor. Caretaker carries out regular inspections of the grounds. Staff carry out visual checks daily and any issues reported to the senior management team
Annual checks are made by WCC approved contractors for electrical (PAT), fire alarm and smoke detection, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers
A COSHH file is kept and maintained by the caretaker. All hazardous products are stored in the caretaker's room and access limited to adults only. New products are recorded in line with WCC policy
1.3 Describe how people in the setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely.
Information and instructions on health and safety matters are available / given to teachers / non teaching staff / pupils, governors and visitors as follows:
Staff are informed about all existing information held on site by regular updates at staff meetings / induction packs
Health and Safety Act on display in staff room
Fire drill / evacuation procedure on display around school
Use of white board in the staff room
Texts – messaging eg for snow days, emergency closure
The Health and Safety Policy is signed by staff
Deputy updates staff handbook annually and staff provided with regular updates re: health and safety
Health and safety monthly item on the staff meeting agenda
Visitors and contractors are informed of any health and safety arrangements which may affect them
It is the responsibility of the teachers to ensure that pupils are aware of existing and new health and safety information via PSHC, class/whole school assemblies, verbal instruction, demonstrations on use of equipment, class rules/behaviour protocol, sign-age eg do...