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HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
It is the policy of the Governing body, so far as it is reasonably practicable, to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment throughout the Children’s Centre and to establish and maintain safe working procedures among staff and pupils.
Health and Safety Manager: Executive Head Teacher
In her absence:
To be responsible at all times for their own safety and the safety of other staff members, visitors and children.
To co-operate in measures designed to promote Health and Safety at work.
To be familiar with the contents of the Health and Safety Policy.
Any broken equipment which could be dangerous must be:
Medical boxes are located and clearly identified in each room.
The majority of staff have Paediatric first aid qualifications.
First Aiders Responsible for maintaining first aid boxes: Margaret Russell & Jaheada Begum. The contents are checked by the First Aider at the beginning of each term and after use to maintain contents complete and up to date.
First Aiders at Work: Shauni Clifford and Melanie Aurelius
Each area has a kit provided to be used to clean up bodily fluids- aprons and gloves must be worn at all times
Refer to Administering Medicines policy
The children are taught an awareness of the importance of hygiene e.g. washing of hands and a general awareness of the importance of exercise, nutritious food etc.
The fire evacuation point, in the first instance, is by the fence in the garden. In the event of a more serious incident this will move to the basketball court.
See the Rainbow Plan for full procedure details
Notices on Fire Evacuation Procedures are prominently displayed in each area
Procedures are reviewed with staff yearly.
All accidents, however minor:
Raise the alarm (use a 999 call) and alert other members of staff as soon as possible.
After this refer to the Rainbow Plan
Collecting the children
Children can only be collected by a known adult, unless with prior agreement from parents and they will be asked for a previously arranged password.
Those collecting children must be over 16 years of age.
Caversham Children’s Centre has a no smoking policy. Parents, staff and visitors are asked not to smoke in or around the immediate building
PAT testing is carried out on a yearly basis.
Risk assessments are carried out as needed and reviewed regularly.
The Health, Safety and Premises Committee have particular responsibility for Health and Safety. They make an annual internal and external inspection of the premises and subsequently make a written report to the full governing body.