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Health and Safety Policy

1.         STATEMENT OF INTENT

The Governing Body of Awsworth Primary & Nursery 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 M Reed                                                           Signed J Mainprize

 

(Chair of Governors)                                                  (Head Teacher)

 

Date 7-10-16                                                               Date 7-10-16

 

 

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.

 

 2.         ORGANISATION

2.1       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 regularly ( at least once 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;

 

2.2  Responsibilities of the Head Teacher

 

The Head Teacher 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;

·         Attending the establishment’s Health and Safety committee;

·         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 Head Teacher these responsibilities fall to his/her immediate deputy.

 

2.3  Responsibilities of the Health and Safety Co-ordinator ( must be a Senior Member of Staff )

 

Responsible to the Head Teacher 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 Head Teacher 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 Health and Safety Notice Board is 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 Health and Safety 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.

 

2.4       Heads of Subject Departments/Subject Co-ordinators

 

Heads of Department are responsible for:

 

·         The day to day management of Health and Safety within their department in accordance with the Health and

        Safety policy;

 

·         Drawing up and reviewing departmental policies, procedures and risk assessments regularly ( at least once 

         annually );

 

·         Carrying out regular Health and Safety monitoring inspections of the department and making  reports to the

         Head Teacher where appropriate;

 

·         Ensuring follow up and remedial action is taken following Health and Safety inspections

 

·         Arranging for the appropriate subject specific Health and Safety training to be provided to all staff within the

        department;

 

·         Passing on Health and Safety information received to the appropriate people;

 

·         Acting on Health and Safety reports from above and below in the hierarchy

 

2.5       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 Head Teacher 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 their Head Teacher/Line Manager any serious or immediate danger:
  • reporting to their Head Teacher/Line 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.

 

  

3      ARRANGEMENTS 

 

Health and Safety Co-ordinator

 

The Senior Member of Staff in the Establishment with special responsibility for Health and Safety Matters (Health and Safety

Co-ordinator ) is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Health and Safety Representatives

 

The members of the establishment staff who are Health and Safety representatives for the professional associations are:

 

Professional Association

Name

NASUWT

Mrs Angela Standall

UNISON

Mrs Marie Lomas

 

Safety Representatives and Safety Committees

           

Any employee appointed as a safety representative by his/her

Association or trade union will be offered facilities in accordance                 with the Authority's Code of Practice. and is required to inform:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Health and Safety Committee

 

The constitution, membership and the minutes of the School Safety Committee are kept:

In the school office

 

Fire and Other Emergencies

 

Emergency procedures covering a range of hazardous situations which may arise in the establishment can be found in the following locations:

 

Type of emergency procedure

 

Location(s)

Fire Evacuation Procedure    

Emergency Plan - in the school office

Bomb Alert

Emergency Plan - in the school office

Gas Leak

Emergency Plan - in the school office

Electrical Fault

Emergency Plan - in the school office

Water

Emergency Plan - in the school office

Storm or Flood Damage

Emergency Plan - in the school office

Persons Threatening Violence on Site

Emergency Plan - in the school office

Dangerous Animal(s) on Site

Emergency Plan - in the school office

Other

Emergency Plan - in the school office

 

The person who discovers the emergency will raise the alarm immediately by the most appropriate means and ensure that the Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher or in their absence, a member of the senior management 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.

 

·         The person (and deputy) responsible for person for ensuring and supervising (where appropriate)

Person

Deputy

·         the controlled evacuation of people from 

        the building or on the site to a place of

        safety:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

Mr Ian Baxter

·         summoning of the emergency services:

Mrs Charlotte Moore

Mrs Michaela Riordan

·         that a roll call is taken at the assembly

         point:

Class Teachers

Other Teacher / supervisor of the class

·         that no-one attempts to re-enter the 

         building until the all clear is given by the

         emergency services:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

Mr Ian Baxter

 

Note: The priorities are as follows:

 

·         to ensure the safety of all persons 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 person responsible for arranging, recording and monitoring fire drills at least once per term is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The Senior Advisor Officer will be advised of emergency telephone numbers for use if an emergency occurs out of office hours by:

Mrs Charlotte Moore

 

Details of the locations of all hazardous and flammable substances on site in case of emergency are kept:

 

First Copy

The school office

Second Copy

The staff room

 

The competent person responsible for carrying out and updating the fire risk assessment for the premises is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Fire Prevention and Detection Equipment Arrangements

 

The person(s) responsible for initiating the test of the following fire safety systems and completing the record sheets:

 

System

 

Location of Test Records

Person Responsible

Fire Alarm

 

The school office

Mr Chris Koziello

Emergency Lighting System

 

The school office

Mr Chris Koziello

Smoke Detection System

 

The school office

Mr Chris Koziello

 

The person responsible for carrying out a termly visual inspection of all emergency fire fighting equipment  ( for example, fire hoses, fire extinguishers, fire blankets) and to whom any short comings should be immediately reported is:

Mr Chris Koziello

 

The approved LA contractor responsible for conducting the annual test of fire fighting equipment inspection and maintenance is:

Name

Nottingham Fire & Rescue Service

Telephone Number

01623 825516

 

 

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

Disabled toilet in the reception area - cut off valve to the right of the radiator facing the door.

Electricity

Caretaker’s cupboard, lever on metal cupboard, far left of the room. Turn from 1/4 past to 12 noon anti-clockwise.

Gas

Main School - Boiler house.  Press the red button just to the right of the entrance door.

Foundation Unit - Separate outdoor boiler room - gas cut off valve.

 

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 make an entry in the accident report book as soon as possible after the event:

 

Accident book(s) are kept by the following people at the location(s) specified:

 

Location of Accident Book

Person in Charge of Accident Book

The school office

Mrs Charlotte Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accident reports should be drawn to the attention of and counter-signed by the Head Teacher of his/her Deputy before being sent to the Health and Safety Team at County Hall. 

 

 

Head Teacher:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

Deputy:

Mr Ian Baxter

 

The person responsible for monitoring accidents and incidents to identify trends and patterns is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

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.

 

First Aid

 

All staff undertake Emergency First Aid training every three years.  Mrs Marie Lomas takes overall responsibility when dealing with any injuries that might occur.

 

The person responsible for ensuring first aid qualifications are maintained is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for ensuring that first aid cover is provided for staff working out of normal school hours is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

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)

All classes have a First Aid Box.

 

MDSAs have a First Aid Box outside Class 4.

Kept with the box.

More serious injuries are dealt with in the disabled toilet in the main reception area.

Kept on the shelf.

Head Teacher’s office.

Kept in the bag.

 

Travelling first aid boxes are kept at the following points in the school.

 

Location of Travelling First Aid Box

Location of Travelling First Aid Box

Class Teachers take the First Aid Boxes from their classrooms.

Classrooms.

 

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

Mrs Marie Lomas

 

Use of first aid materials and deficiencies should be reported to:

who is responsible for their replenishment.

Mrs Marie Lomas

 

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

 

 

Kimberley Health Centre, Newdigate Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2NJ.

0115 916 3301

 

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

Queen’s Medical Centre.

0115 924 9924

 

Administration of Medicines

 

The person responsible for dealing with the

administration of medicines in accordance with the Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs in Schools Document, including keeping records of parental permission, keeping medicines secure, keeping records of administration, and safely disposing of medicines which are no longer required is:

First

Mrs Charlotte Moore

Deputy

Mrs Michaela Riordan

           

The person responsible for the dealing with the administration of controlled drugs such as ritalin in accordance with the Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs in Schools Document, including keeping records of parental permission, liaising with the providing pharmacist, keeping medicines secure, keeping records of administration, and safely disposing of medicines which are no longer required is:

First

Mrs Marie Lomas

Second

Mrs Charlotte Moore

 

The person(s) responsible for undertaking and reviewing the healthcare plans of pupils with medical needs is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Asthma Inhalers

 

The person responsible for the supervision and storage where appropriate of asthma inhalers is:

Mrs Marie Lomas

 

 

 

 

 

Risk Assessment

 

The person 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 assessment are produced and appropriately communicated is: 

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Maintenance of Site, Premises, House Keeping and Hazard Reporting

 

All employees and governors must report any hazards that could be a cause of serious or imminent danger, eg damaged electrical sockets, broken windows, suspected gas leaks, wet or slippery floors immediately, by telephone to:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

Verbal reports should be followed up in writing using the hazard reporting form which can be found:

The School Office

It should then be placed/given to:

Mr Chris Koziello

 

The person responsible for initiating a risk assessment of hazards identified and any remedial action decided upon is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

House Keeping and Disposal of Waste

 

Rubbish awaiting collection must never be left where it obstructs escape routes or could aid the production and spread of fire and smoke.

 

The person who should be contacted if circulation routes are obstructed by rubbish is:

Mr Chris Koziello

 

All staff are responsible for ensuring the good house keeping of their own workrooms, for example, offices, laboratories, workshops, art studios, drama studios and related storage areas.

 

When rubbish needs to be disposed of it should be reported to:

( who will arrange for its safe disposal).

Mr Chris Koziello

 

The person responsible for the safe disposal of any hazardous substances or special wastes is:

Mr Chris Koziello

 

The person responsible for ensuring the safe and appropriate disposal of any clinical waste is:

PHS

 

Repairs and Maintenance

 

A person encountering any damage or wear and tear of the premises which may constitute a hazard should report it to;

by means of the hazard reporting procedure

Mr Chris Koziello

 

Defective furniture should be taken out of use immediately and reported to:

who will arrange for its replacement or repair

Mr Chris Koziello

 

The person responsible for ordering repairs which are the school’s responsibility is:

Mrs Charlotte Moore

The person responsible for reporting repairs which are the responsibility of the LA to the LA and checking repairs are carried out is:

Mrs Charlotte Moore - reporting

Mr Chris Koziello - checking

 

The name and telephone number of the school’s attached maintenance surveyor is:

Name:

NCC

Telephone Number:

9823823

 

Premises Security

 

The person (and their deputy) responsible for unlocking and locking the building, arming and disarming security alarms etc is:

First

Mr Chris Koziello

Deputy

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person(s) who has/have been trained to deal safely with burglar alarm call outs is/are

 

 

First

Mr Chris Koziello

Deputy

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

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:

Mr Chris Koziello

 

Health and Safety Training

 

The person responsible for drawing to the attention of all employees the following Health and Safety matters as part of their induction training is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

·         Health and Safety Policies: County Council, Departmental, and School.

·         NCC Health and Safety Manual

·         Codes of Safe Practice and Guidance

·         Education Visits Policy Documents

·         Premises Asbestos Log

·         Legionella Log

·         Risk Assessment

·         Fire and other Emergency Arrangements

·         Accident Reporting Arrangements

·         First Aid Arrangements

·         Safe Use of Work Equipment

·         Procures for Hazardous Substances

·         Good Housekeeping, Waste Disposal and Cleaning Arrangements

·         Hazard Reporting and Maintenance Procedures

·         Special Hazards/Responsibilities Associated with their Work Activity

·         Special Needs of Young Employees (e.g. Work Experience Placements)

 

The person responsible for co-ordinating the provision of the Health and Safety training needs of teaching staff in consultation with their line managers and the employees concerned is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for co-ordinating the provision of the Health and Safety training needs of support staff in consultation with their line managers is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for compiling and implementing the school’s annual Health and Safety training plan is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of Health and Safety training is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for keeping records of training and certification for the use of hazardous machinery such as woodworking machinery, etc is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Employees who feel that they have need for Health and Safety training of any kind should notify in writing the contact person who is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Manual Handling of Loads

 

Manual Handling of Objects

 

The person(s) responsible for identifying hazardous manual handling activities involving objects is and arranging for their elimination or risk assessment is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for monitoring the safety of manual handling activities is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Manual Handling of People

 

The person responsible for identifying hazardous manual handling activities involving people and arranging for their elimination or risk assessment is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The load assessors for the moving and handling of people are:

Mrs Amanda Collinge PDSS

 

Work Equipment

 

Specific Risks

 

The following equipment has been identified as likely to involve a specific risk to Health and Safety and its use, inspection and repair is therefore restricted to: -

           

            Access Equipment

 

Powered Access Equipment, Mobile Access Platforms, Tower Scaffolds

           

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance,

training, supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Not applicable

Person(s) authorised to operate and use is/are:

Not applicable

Training in safe use received from:

including dates

Not applicable

 
Ladders

 

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

Supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Mr Chris Koziello

Person(s) authorised to use is/are:

Mr Chris Koziello

 

                                                            Stepladders

 

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

Supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Mr Chris Koziello

Person(s) authorised to use is/are:

All staff

 

Manual Handling Equipment

 

   This includes equipment used for the manual handling of loads and equipment used for the manual handling of

   people.

                                                           

The person responsible for ensuring that sack barrows, flat-bed

trolleys etc are maintained in a safe condition is

Mr Chris Koziello

                                                           

Equipment Provided for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

 

The person responsible for ensuring that all hoists, both ceiling

mounted and mobile, used for moving people are inspected and

serviced every six months by a competent contractor and kept in

good working order is:

Mrs Amanda Collinge PDSS

The person responsible for ensuring that slings are laundered

regularly and appropriately and kept in a hygienic condition is:

Mrs Kathryn Rowland

                                                           

The person responsible for ensuring that all wheelchairs, standing

 frames are inspected and serviced annually by a

competent person and kept in a safe any hygienic condition and in

good working order on a day to day basis is:

Individual staff working

specifically with the children

for whom the equipment is

required.

The person responsible for ensuring that other special needs

equipment is kept in good working order and serviced

appropriately is:

Individual staff working

specifically with the children

for whom the equipment is

required.

                                                           

Lifts

 

The person responsible for ensuring that lifts are inspected and

serviced every six months is:

Not applicable

 

Caretaking and Cleaning Equipment

 

This includes moving and handling equipment; powered cleaning equipment, power tools, hand tools

                                                                       

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

Supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Mr Chris Koziello

Person(s) authorised to operate and use is/are:

 

 

Cleaning staff, occasional use

of hoover by any member of

staff or PTA member.

 

Catering Equipment (Dough mixers, Slicing machines, Potato peelers)

                                                           

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

Supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Mrs Jackie Merrifield

 

 

Person(s) authorised to operate and use is/are:

All kitchen staff

                                                           

Grounds Maintenance Equipment (Tractors/Tractor Powered Machinery)

 

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

Supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Not applicable

Person(s) authorised to operate and use is/are:

Not applicable

 

           

 

   

           Grounds Maintenance Equipment ( Machinery and Tools )

           

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Not applicable

Person(s) authorised to operate and use is/are:

Not applicable

           

Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment

           

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Not applicable

Person(s) authorised to operate and use is/are:

Not applicable

           

             Design and Technology Equipment  (Resistant and Compliant Materials)

           

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

Supervision. Safe use and risk assessment is:

Not applicable

Person(s) authorised to operate and use is/are:

 

Not applicable

The person(s) responsible for instructing pupils in the safe use of

equipment before they use it and checking they use it correctly

is/are:

Not applicable

 

The person(s) responsible for ensuring that all machinery is

adequately guarded and that the guards are in position when the

equipment is in use is/are:

Not applicable

The person responsible for taking out of use any equipment which

is inadequately guarded is/are:

Not applicable

 

Design and Technology Equipment (Food Technology and Textiles)

 

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Not applicable

Person(s) authorised to operate and use is/are:

Not applicable

 

The person(s) responsible for ensuring that temperature of the

refrigerator and freezer are monitored and logged is/are:

Not applicable

 

The person responsible for ensuring an adequate schedule of deep

cleaning is carried out in the food technology area is:

Not applicable

 

Art and Design Equipment (Fine Arts)

 

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Not applicable

Person(s) authorised to operate and use is/are:

Not applicable

 

            Art and Design Equipment (Ceramics)

           

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

Persons authorised to operate and use is/are:

All teaching staff

 

PE Equipment

           

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

Person(s) responsible for regular (daily) visual inspection is/are:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

Contractor responsible for annual full inspection and report is:

Sportsafe UK

 

            Outdoor Play Equipment

           

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

Person(s) responsible for regular (daily) visual inspection is/are:

 

Mr Chris Koziello

Contractor responsible for annual full inspection and report is:

 

Grounds Maintenance

 

Stage Lighting Equipment

           

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

supervision, safe use and risk assessment is

Mrs Jane Mainprize

Person(s) authorised to operate and use is/are:

All staff

           

Mobile Staging and Seating

                                               

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Not applicable

Person(s) authorised to operate and use is /are:

Not applicable

 

Pianos, Organs and Other Musical Instruments

 

Person responsible for selection, inspection, maintenance, training,

Supervision, safe use and risk assessment is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

Person(s) authorised to operate and use is/are:

All staff and children

receiving lessons

 

Portable Electrical Appliances

 

The person responsible for ensuring portable electrical appliance

testing is carried out at appropriate intervals and recorded is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

Person(s) responsible for carrying out formal visual

inspection and testing is/are:

Contractor

Staff must not bring onto the premises any portable electrical

appliances unless they have authorised and the appliances have

been portable appliance tested. The person responsible for

authorising their use on the premises is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

           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 Jane Mainprize

Head Teacher

Mrs Teresa Green

Office Manager

 

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

Mrs Charlotte Moore

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

         Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

 

Suitable PPE will be provided free of charge, where identified as necessary in a risk assessment. 

 

All employees are responsible for informing their manager as soon as they become aware of a need to repair or replace PPE, which they use.

 

The persons responsible for inspecting PPE termly and replacing

 personal protective equipment when it is worn out are as follows

Not applicable

Science

Not applicable

Design and Technology

Not applicable

Art and Design

Not applicable

Caretaking and Cleaning including swimming pools

Not applicable

Catering

Not applicable

Grounds Maintenance

Not applicable

 

The person responsible for making arrangements for laundering

soiled PPE (e.g. overalls, aprons etc ) is:

Not applicable

 

Respiratory Protective Equipment

 

The person responsible for the risk assessment, provision, storage, maintenance, inspection, repair and replacement of respiratory

protective equipment is:

Not applicable

 

           Hazardous Substances

 

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

 

Science

Not applicable

Design and Technology ( Materials )

Not applicable

Design and technology ( Food and Textiles )

Not applicable

Art and Design ( Fine Arts )

Not applicable

Art and Design ( Ceramics )

Not applicable

Caretaking and Cleaning

Mr Chris Koziello

Swimming Pool Maintenance

Not applicable

Catering

Not applicable

Grounds Maintenance

Not applicable

Other

Not applicable

 

Copies of all the hazardous substances inventories are held centrally in:

 

Site Manager’s cupboard

 

The person responsible for undertaking and updating the

COSHH risk assessments is:

Mr Chris Koziello

 

The person responsible for ensuring that local exhaust

ventilation (fume cupboards, dust extraction

equipment on woodworking machines etc) will be examined

annually and tested by the County Council approved contractor

is:

Not applicable

The reports will be kept available for inspection by:

 

Not applicable

 

Asbestos

 

The person responsible for making arrangements for dealing with asbestos in compliance with the County Council’s policy, and ensuring that the premises asbestos log is consulted by visiting contractors and other relevant persons is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The premises asbestos log is kept:

 

The School Office

 

The person responsible for ensuring that the log is updated, annually and as appropriate following work on the fabric of the building is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Radioactive Sources

 

The Radiation Protection Supervisor is:

 

Not applicable

 

The location of the following records is:

 

DFE permission to purchase letter

 

Not applicable

History of the sources

 

Not applicable

 

 

Use log

 

Not applicable

Monitoring/Test records

 

Not applicable

Risk assessments for use

 

Not applicable

CLEAPSS Science Codes of Practice

 

Not applicable

 

Noise

           

Any employee concerned about the noise levels at work should report the matter to:

who will arrange for remedial action or for an assessment to be made by the Health and Safety Team

 

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Waste Management

 

Waste will be collected daily by:

 

Cleaning staff

 

The person responsible for ensuring the safe storage of waste in appropriately sited secure containers and that the containers are chained after emptying to prevent them being moved and set on fire by arsonists is:

Mr Chris Koziello

 

All members of staff are responsible for reporting accumulation of waste, or large items of waste that require special attention to:

 

Mr Chris Koziello

 

The person responsible for checking that the oil tank bund wall is effective is:

Not applicable

 

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 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. 

 

Advice may be sought from the Health and Safety Team at County Hall.

 

The person responsible for the collection and management of

soiled laundry is:

(Residential establishments only)

Not applicable

 

The person responsible for informing the Waste Authority of any items of general waste to be collected by it but not covered by the general waste agreement with the LA is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

 

A member of staff who is concerned that cleaning arrangements are causing a hazard which cannot be rectified immediately should report the matter to:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Health and Safety Inspections

 

The person responsible for organising and carrying out termly safety inspections, including planning, inspection, reporting is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Where possible Health and Safety Inspections will be carried out with the school's Health and Safety representative(s). Members of the Governing Body will participate with safety inspections where practicable.

 

A copy will be provided to the school Governors for consideration at their next meeting.

 

The person responsible for ensuring follow up action on the report is completed is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Provision of Information

           

The person 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 is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

 

Records of employees signatures indicating that they have received and read and understood Health and Safety information are kept:  

In the school office

 

New employees will be informed of all relevant Health and Safety information as part of the induction process.

 

Health and Safety Documentation will be kept in the Health and Safety manual which is kept:

In the school office

The person responsible for maintaining it is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for deciding on the appropriate circulation of each document is:

Employees will sign to confirm they have read and understood the information.

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

 

The Health and Safety notice board is sited:

In the staff room

The person responsible for ensuring documents are displayed for two weeks on the Health and Safety noticeboard and keeping it up to date is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The Health and Safety Law Poster is sited:

In the staff room

The person responsible for maintaining it is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Educational Visits and Journeys

 

The person responsible for ensuring that the appropriate risk

assessment and approval is obtained for educational visits in

United Kingdom not including and overnight stay is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for ensuring that the appropriate risk

assessment and approval is obtained for educational visits in

United Kingdom including an overnight stay is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

 

The person responsible for ensuring that the appropriate risk

assessment and approval is obtained for educational visits

abroad including an overnight stay is:

Not applicable

 

Work Experience

 

The person responsible for co-ordinating work experience

placements, ensuring risk assessments are completed, ensuring

students are visited, liasing with the Education Business

Partnership as appropriate is:

Mr Ian Baxter

Team Teach

 

The person responsible for arranging for team teach training and monitoring its effectiveness is:

Not applicable

 

Outdoor Play Equipment

 

The outdoor play equipment is provided only for children who are members of the school under appropriate supervision:

 

The person responsible for the selection and siting of outdoor play equipment and ensuring that this process goes through the County Council self help scheme is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for following up the annual play equipment inspection report is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for the weekly formal inspection of the equipment and safety surfacing and to whom any faults should be reported immediately and who will take it out of use if necessary is:

Mr Chris Koziello

 

The person responsible for ensuring that the equipment is adequately supervised when in use is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Swimming Pools

 

The person responsible for ensuring that the pool is

·         correctly and safely maintained

·         regular inspections are carried out

·         remedial action is taken or if necessary the pool is taken out of us where necessary 

·         appropriate records are kept is:

Not applicable

 

The person responsible for ensuring that the swimming pool is used only by authorised persons in accordance with the code of safe practice, with lifesavers and adequate supervision etc is:

Not applicable

 

Use of Premises Outside School Hours

 

The person responsible for co-ordinating lettings of the premises

 In accordance with the lettings procedure is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for informing other users of the building of the presence of any hazards which have not been rectified is:

 

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for checking that the premises are left in reasonable order by other users before locking up is

Mr Chris Koziello

 

Visitors

 

On arrival all visitors should report to:

where they will be issued with:

·         an identification badge

·         relevant Health and Safety information

·         and will sign the visitors book

The school office

 

An employee seeing an unidentified person should act in accordance with agreed procedures which can be found:

 

In the Security Policy

 

Adaptations or Improvements to Premises (Buildings and Grounds) - Self Help Schemes

 

The person responsible for submitting proposals to the LA for approval through the self help scheme procedure is:

Not applicable

 

Contractors

 

Note: The School will normally use contractors on the LA’s approved list. 

 

The person responsible for selecting contractors and vetting contractors Health and Safety, policies, procedures, risk assessments, method statements and past Health and Safety performance, when one cannot be found on the LA’s approved lists is:

Mr Chris Koziello

 

The person in control of contractors is:

Mr Chris Koziello

 

Responsibility for liaison with contractors, and for matters set out in the Health and Safety Manual guidance for Control of Contractors:

Mr Chris Koziello

 

Supplies (Purchasing/Procurement and Deliveries)

 

The Governing Body will ensure that all equipment and material purchased or procured for use in the school complies with current legislative requirements and standards.

 

The following employees are authorised to place orders for supplies and/or to accept gifts or donations to the school.  They must satisfy themselves that the supplies and arrangements for their receipt and use do not compromise the Health and Safety of employees, pupils and visitors or others. 

 

They will also assess any revenue implications of the necessary maintenance of donated items.

           

Name

Types of Order

 

Mrs Jane Mainprize

All

Mrs Charlotte Moore

All

Mrs Michaela Riordan

Resources for general school use.

           

Deliveries of goods will be reported to:

 who will arrange for them to be taken to the appropriate

location:

Mrs Charlotte Moore

 

Catering (For completion only by schools with a catering operation on site)

 

The person responsible for registering the food premises with the local Environmental Health Officer of the District/Borough Council is:

Schools’ Catering

 

In-house Catering

 

The person responsible for monitoring the preparation of food, the nutritional standards of meals, and the maintenance of satisfactory hygiene standards is:

Not applicable

 

Visits and Recommendations of Enforcing Authorities e.g. HM Inspectors of Factories (HSE), LEA Safety Officers, Environmental Health Officer

 

 

The person responsible for co-ordinating visits and recommendations; co-ordinate action and report matters requiring authorisation/action to the Governing Body or LA is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

   Smoking

 

 The Governing Body has prohibited smoking in the school and in vehicles under its control. 

 

The only exceptions will be in or during:

 

·         certain areas outside work;

·         car parks and areas outside the school buildings

·         any other area designated by the Head Teacher where, due to special circumstances, a ban would be 

         unreasonable

 

Notes:

 

Employees are not permitted to smoke when teaching or supervising pupils or when they may otherwise come into contact with pupils.

 

The policy applies equally to all people who have business in the premises including County Councillors, employees, pupils, parents and other visitors.

 

 

All job applicants will be informed of the no smoking policy.

 

No Smoking signs will be displayed in the school wherever appropriate, as determined by the fire risk assessment.

 

The Governing Body recognises that some employees may have difficulty in complying with this policy.  Counselling sessions can be organised for those staff that require assistance.  Other help may also be available.  Requests for support should be made to:

 

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Vehicles

 

School owned, hired or leased minibuses or coaches are only to be used for journeys approved under the procedure.

 

 

Employees who are required to use their private vehicles for official business are responsible for gaining authorisation from:

(prior to the first use of any vehicle.)

He/she will ensure that the driver has a valid licence and appropriate insurance and that the vehicle is roadworthy and fitted with a suitable seat belt for each passenger.

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

The person responsible for arranging insurance and maintenance of vehicles to the standards laid down by the County Council is:

Not applicable

 

The person responsible for authorising the use of the school

minibus, ensuring risk assessments are competed, drivers have

passed the minibus test etc is:

Not applicable

           

The person responsible for maintaining a list of authorised drivers of school vehicles who have passed the County test is:

Not applicable

 

Stress

 

The persons responsible for monitoring absence owing to stress related illness is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Lone Working

 

The person responsible for ensuring risk assessments are prepared and implemented for lone working activities is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Bullying/Harassment

 

The school’s policy on behaviour (including bullying) is kept:

On the T-drive

Records of bullying incidents and action taken are kept:

In the Head Teacher’s Office

 

Insurance

 

In addition to the insurance arranged by the LA the Governing Body has decided to arrange the following additional cover.

 

Insurance Company

Details

Not applicable

Not applicable

Audit, Review, Performance Measurement and Action Plan

 

The person responsible for sending a copy of the school's Health and Safety Statement to the Health and Safety Team within one term of the date of the issuing of this model is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

 

The person(s) responsible for carrying out an annual review of the Statement and its implementation in the school is/are:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

 

The person responsible for completing and returning the Annual Health and Safety Report to the Director of Education is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

           

The person responsible for compiling and implementing the schools annual Health and Safety action plan, including action for improvements in the appropriate development plan is:

Mrs Jane Mainprize

 

Employee absence statistics (ie non-confidential) for the purposes of performance measurement are kept:

In the school office

 

Note: The Schools Health and Safety Team is responsible for external Health and Safety audit of the management of Health and Safety in the establishment.

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