Health and Safety

The School Governors and Headteacher recognise their responsibility to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, pupils, visitors, contractors at the premises and those affected by the school’s activities elsewhere. The governors and Headteacher will, so far as is reasonably practicable, ensure a safe place of work and safe systems of work.

KEY PERSONNEL WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

TITLE

NAME

Chair of Governors

Rev Linda Cronin

School Governors

Mr Simon Taylor

Headteacher

Mrs Jan Cousins

Lunch time supervisor

Mrs M Broadhurst

School Health and Safety Coordinator

Miss Donna Craddock

Cleaner

Mrs Dawn Wells

Administrator

Mrs L Pilgrim

Site Manager/ Caretaker

Mr Adrian Cutting

Governors Health and Safety Committee

Simon Taylor, Donna Craddock

 

FIRE SAFETY AND EMERGENCY EVACUATION

 

Notices setting out emergency evacuation procedures are displayed at key points around the school and in every classroom

Emergency exit doors and routes are kept clear at all times and not obstructed at any time. All fire doors are kept permanently unlocked while the premises are in use.

The fire alarms are tested weekly and emergency lighting monthly. Records are kept in the book found in the school office.

FIRST AID

The school will ensure that first aid can be rendered to staff and pupils should they be injured or become ill. A risk assessment has been undertaken to ensure the provision is suitable for the school at all times including out of normal working hours and on visits and journeys.

If immediate medical assistance is thought to be necessary for a pupil, parents will be contacted. However, should the parent(s) be unavailable medical assistance will be sought by the school and the child will be accompanied to the doctor or hospital by a member of staff.

The school seeks to ensure that at least two members of staff have received training on an approved first aid course and two other members of staff have the additional paediatric training.

Copies of the First Aider’s certificates are displayed in the First Aid Area.

 

FIRST AID FACILITIES

  • The first aid boxes are placed in clearly identified and accessible locations in the First Aid Area and each Key Stage.
  • Each first aid box contains a list of required first aid items and sufficient quantities of suitable first aid material and nothing else. Contents of the box will be replenished as soon as possible after use in order to ensure there is always adequate supply of all materials. Additional supplies are ordered through the office and First Aid administrators are responsible for ensuring these are replenished as soon as possible after use.
  • Disposable plastic gloves will be provided in the first aid box which will be properly stored and checked regularly to ensure that they remain in good condition.
  • Notices are posted in prominent positions throughout the school giving locations of first aid equipment and the names of the first aiders.

 

RECORDING FIRST AID TREATMENT

Records of treatment provided will be made in the accident/Incident book for pupils/students.

 

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES

First Aid does not include administering medicines to children. No member of staff can administer any medicine.   Staff will access appropriate training eg use of Epi-Pen / asthma. This will only be after full consultation with the parents and the school nurse.  

 

Parents are allowed to administer medicines on site. The school will follow all of the agreed protocols for Asthma.

Parents/Guardians will need to fill in a consent form asking for inhalers to be stored in the school.

Parents/Guardians must be made aware they will be responsible for making sure the medicine is kept within date.

 

SUPERVISION OF PUPILS

The nursery will be open from 8.30am to 3.15pm, the school will be open from 8.30am to 3.15pm on weekdays during term times. Between these times supervision will be provided. Pupils will not be allowed on site outside these times. Parents are informed of the details of the school arrangement at the beginning of the school year and reminders sent throughout the year when necessary. The school website gives details of arrangements for Breakfast Club times and After school clubs.

 

VISITS AND JOURNEYS

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Educational Visits and Journeys Guidance is followed

and the Educational Visits Coordinator (EVC) will liaise with the members of staff who will be undertaking the trip to ensure the procedures have been followed.

  • Teachers will make a pre-visit to the place of their visit where practicable to assess the site/activity.
  • They will complete a risk assessment form and return it to the EVC for approval.
  • They will read and be aware of the Telford & Wrekin Council Educational Visits and Journeys Guidance.
  • They must ensure the ratio of adults to children will comply with Telford & Wrekin Council’s Guidance and approved by the EVC\Headteacher.

SCHOOL SECURITY (Safeguarding)

  • Gates are locked at the same time each day in the morning at 9.10..am and after school at 3.30.pm. After which time access to school is through the main office. After school clubs use main door.
  • The school administrator monitors those that come to the door at reception before deciding who to let into the building.
  • All visitors sign in and out and wear badges of identification or a visitor’s badge.
  • The main doors have good locking mechanisms.

 

Internal monitoring and review of the health and safety policy and procedures will be undertaken on an annual basis.

The Headteacher and the Health and Safety Committee will be responsible for reviewing and amending this policy in conjunction with the Annual Health and Safety Self Monitoring Checklist and Fire Risk Assessment which is required by Telford & Wrekin Council.

A full version of our health and safety policy is available to read in the administration office.  Please see Mrs Pilgrim if you would like a copy.