MODEL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOLS

JO CRICKSON EDUCATION HEALTH AND SAFETY/CONTRACTS MANAGER NORTH SOMERSET COUNCIL TELEPHONE: 01275 888335

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MODEL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY NURSERY & PRE-SCHOOL

This is the Health and Safety Policy statement of intent: • • • • • • • • • • • Our overall objective within this policy is to make the contents of this document intrinsic to our working practices on a day to day basis. To provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities. To regularly review any risks and check that control measures remain adequate. To consult with all employees on all matters affecting their health and safety. To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment. To ensure safe handling use and storage of any substances. To provide the necessary instruction, training, information and supervision for all staff, to ensure the competence of all staff. To prevent accidents/ill health through good risk assessment processes and To create a culture of ‘thinking safety’ where staff regularly bring forward any observations/concerns. To provide adequate funds to rectify any health and safety issues. To review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals.

Signed:

Date:

Review Date:

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RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Overall and final responsibility for health and safety is that of

2. Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is delegated to

3. To ensure health and safety standards are maintained/improved, the following people have responsibility in the following areas Name Responsibility

4. All employees have to: • • • • • Co-operate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters; Not interfere with anything provided to safeguard their health and safety; So far as is reasonably practicable safeguard the safety and welfare of these persons who they are supervising; Take reasonable care of their own health and safety; and Report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person (as detailed in this policy statement).

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HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS ARISING FROM OUR WORK ACTIVITIES • Risk assessments will be undertaken by

The findings of the risk assessments will be reported to

Action required to remove/control risks will be approved by

The person responsible for ensuring the action required is implemented will be

The person who will check removed/reduced the risks will be

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Assessments will be reviewed every

Or when the work activity changes, whichever is soonest. Our programme for risk assessments include • Pedestrians/traffic management • Falls from a height • Manual handling • Carrying on the stairs • High risk food preparation area inc.:• COSHH - Cross contamination • Outside play area - Food handling - Stock rotation etc.
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SAFE PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

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Will be responsible for identifying all equipment/plant needing maintenance. Will be responsible for ensuring effective maintenance procedures are drawn up. Will be responsible for ensuring that all identified maintenance is implemented. Will check that new plant and equipment meets health and safety standards before it is purchased. Any problems found with plant/equipment should be reported to

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SAFE HANDLING AND USE OF SUBSTANCES

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Will be responsible for identifying all substances which need a COSHH assessment. Will be responsible for undertaking COSHH assessments Will be responsible for ensuring that all actions identified in the assessments are implemented. Will be responsible for ensuring that all relevant employees are informed about the COSHH assessments. Will check that new substances can be used safely before they are purchased. Assessments will be reviewed every

Or when the work activity changes, which is soonest.

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INFORMATION, INSTRUCTION AND SUPERVISION

The Health and Safety Law poster is displayed at

Health and safety advice is available from

Supervision of young workers/trainees will be arranged/undertaken/monitored by

The person responsible for ensuring that our employees working at locations under the control of other employers, are given relevant health and safety information is

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COMPETENCY FOR TASKS AND TRAINING

Induction training will be provided for all employees by

Job specific training will be provided by

Specific jobs requiring special training are …

Training records are kept at/by

Training will be identified, arranged and monitored by

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ACCIDENTS, FIRST AID AND WORK-RELATED ILL HEALTH

The first aid box(es) is/are kept at

The appointed person(s)/first aider(s) is/are

All accidents and cases of work-related ill health are to be recorded in the accident book. The book is kept by/at

The person responsible for reporting accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences to the enforcing authority is

The enforcing authority contact details are:

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MONITORING

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To check our working conditions, and ensure our safe working practices are being followed, we will Develop a culture where staff are aware of safe working practices and they become part of daily routines. Carry out random visual monitoring of working practices Carry out a formal 6 monthly inspection Carry out an annual audit of Health and Safety management and practices.

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Is responsible for investigating accidents Investigating work-related causes of sickness absences Acting on investigation findings to prevent a recurrence Reporting serious accidents (RIDDOR Reportable) to the enforcing authority via the official F2508 procedures.

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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES – FIRE AND EVACUATION

The person responsible for ensuring the fire risk assessment is undertaken and implemented is

Escape routes are checked by/every

Fire extinguishers are maintained and checked by/every

Alarms are tested by/every

Emergency evacuation will be tested every

The fire log book will be filled in regularly it is kept

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