HIGHAM FERRERS NURSERY AND INFANT SCHOOLSCHOOL SAFETY POLICY
1.1Every employer has a duty under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 toprepare a written
. This declares the overall intention of theemployer to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of employees whilst atwork and is set out in Section 2 of the policy.1.2The
Section identifies those responsible within the workplacefor co-ordinating, carrying out and reporting on the implementation of the SafetyPolicy and is set out in Section 4 of the policy.1.3The means by which the Organisation puts the Safety Policy in practice isdetailed in the
Section which is set out in Section 5 of thepolicy. This numbered Section gives a brief summary of the individual contentof each part of this Policy.1.4This policy is produced by the Governing Body and reviewed bi-annually.
2.Statement of Intent
2.1The prime aim of the Authority regarding Health and Safety is to ensure that allstaff and pupils in school have a working and learning environment which issafe and without risk to health.2.2Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School Governing Body recognises andaccepts its responsibilities regarding the health, safety and welfare of its staff and pupils and all other persons who may visit its premises or be affected by itsactivities.2.3The Headteacher is responsible for providing, maintaining and bringing to theattention of all staff and others as necessary, the Safety Policy, theOrganisation and Arrangements provided for its implementation and use.2.4The school's policy is to do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent personalinjury and damage to property and to protect everyone from foreseeable workhazards including pupils, parents and the public, in so far as they come intocontact with the school whilst it is carrying out its various activities.2.5In particular the school has a responsibility to take all reasonable steps to:a)Provide and maintain the safety of plant, equipment, buildings, system andwork procedures.
Ensure all necessary insurance policies are in place and a valid certificate isdisplayed at all times.c)Make safe arrangements for the use, handling, storage andtransportation of articles and substances.