Health and Safety Policy




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Drainage system inspection and maintenance should be carried out annually, using a planned preventative maintenance service which should be tailored to schools individual needs.


Contractors should be suitably qualified and comply with:

NRSWA 1991

Confined Space Regulations


Planned maintenance will avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of blockages, unpleasant odours or health hazards through clearing of drains, sewers and associated pipework.


All components of the system should be inspected and jetted including gulley’s, pits and chambers.


A simple schematic drawing of the system should be provided with details of any issues and recommendations, if required, simple further investigation can be achieved via CCTV monitoring and follow up reporting.


A service report should be left on site following each visit in the Caretakers office


A drainage system and monitoring contract is in place with Carillion and inspections undertaken annually by them.


Any defects will be reported immediately to Brian Rigby or Carillion 0161 217 69999































The IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition and the BS 7671-2008 Code of Practice recommends that the fixed electrical installation of a school is inspected on a five-yearly cycle.


The depth and complexity of the testing at a school will depend upon the age and condition of the installation.


Electrical test and inspection of the fixed wiring and fixed appliances must be undertaken by qualified and competent engineers.


This should include a full Fixed Wiring Inspection Report which will highlight and prioritise any remedial works required to the electrical system.


The engineers report should explain the priority of the remedial work and the classification given to the remedial work.


The contractor undertaking this inspection and testing must be fully approved and a member of NICEC (National Inspection Council for the Electrical Contracting Industry).


A fixed wiring inspection report should be left on site following each visit Caretakers Office


A fixed electrical installation contract is in place with Carillion and inspections undertaken on a five-yearly cycle  by them.


Any defects will be reported immediately to Brian Rigby or Carillion 0161 217 69999


















The Head Teacher is responsible for ensuring the fire risk assessment is undertaken and implemented following Local Authority guidance. The fire risk assessment is located in Caretakers Office and reviewed on an annual basis.


Fire Instructions


These documents are made available to all staff and included in the establishment’s induction process.


An outline of evacuation procedures are made available to all contractors/visitors and are posted throughout the site.


Emergency exits, fire alarm call points, assembly points etc. are clearly identified by safety signs and notices.




Fire and Evacuation


Fire and emergency evacuation procedures are detailed in the staff handbook and a summary posted in each classroom.


These procedures will be reviewed at least annually.


Emergency contact and key holder details are maintained by Brian Rigby and updated following any changes.


Personal Emergency Evacuation Forms (PEEP’S) are completed to assist in the evacuation of a person with a disability and are maintained by Brian Rigby and updated following any changes.


Fire Drills


  1. Fire drills will be undertaken termly and a record kept in the fire log book.Fire Fighting
  3. The safe evacuation of persons is an absolute priority. Staff may only attempt to deal with small fires, if it is safe to do so without putting themselves at risk, using portable fire fighting equipment.
  4. Ensure the alarm is raised BEFORE attempting to tackle a fire.
  5. [Staff should be made aware of the type and location of portable fire fighting equipment and receive basic instruction in its correct use].
  6. Details of service isolation points (i.e. gas, water, electricity) [insert locations].
  7. Details of chemicals and flammable substances on site. An inventory of these will be kept by Brian Rigby as appropriate, for consultation.









Fire alarm call points will be tested weekly in rotation by Brian Rigby and a record kept in the fire log book. This test will occur daily at 7.00am


Any defects on the system will be reported immediately to the alarm contractor/electrical engineer Brian Rigby or Carillion 0161 217 69999


A fire alarm maintenance contract is in place with Carillion and the system tested annuallyby them.




Carillion undertakes an annual maintenance service of all fire fighting equipment.


Brian Rigby completes weekly checks that all fire fighting equipment is available for use and operational and for any evidence of tampering.


Defective equipment or extinguishers that need recharging should be taken out of service and reported direct to Brian Rigby or Carillion 0161 217 69999




These systems will be checked for operation monthly in house by Brian Rigby and 6 monthly by P4 01328 850555


Test records are located in the site’s fire log book.




Brian Rigby completes daily checks for any obstructions on exit routes and ensures all final exit doors are operational and available for use.















Every classroom

The Midday Supervisors in the store room


Karen Cook is responsible for regularly checking that the contents of first aid boxes are complete and replenished as necessary. A check should be made at least termly.


The following staff are available to provide first aid:-





Christine Anthony

Danielle Archer

Barbara Ashdown

Amy Barron

Jo Batt

Claire Bradley

Judi Cliff

Catherine Cookson

Charlotte Gillis

Stephen Hill

Lisa Hornby

Angela Hughes

Catherine Keddy

Katie Rennie

Kate Robinson

Brian Roscoe

Dorothy Smith

Kate Thompson

Jennifer Young

Barbara Ashdown

Joy Nicholson

Julia Bell

Val Woods

Jan Wickens

Helen Lewis

Jane Gillis

Lynne McRae

Karen Bennett

Caroline Smith

Lucy Budd


The Head Teacher will ensure that first aiders have a current certificate and that new persons are trained should first aiders leave.



            Transport to hospital: If the first aider or Head Teacher considers it necessary, the injured person will be sent directly to hospital (normally by ambulance). Parents and/or guardians will also be informed. No casualty should be allowed to travel to hospital unaccompanied and an accompanying adult will be designated in situations where the parents and/or guardians cannot be contacted.


The school will follow the procedure for completion of incident/accident records in accordance with Local Authority guidance.






Administration of Medicines


All medication will be administered to pupils in accordance with the Authority’s Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings guidance.


The only medication kept and administered within school are those prescribed   specifically for a pupil at the request of the parent/guardian and with the consent of the Head Teacher.


Records of administration will be kept by Karen Cook


No member of staff should administer any medicines unless a request form has been completed by the parent/guardian.


All medications kept in school are securely stored in the school office / fridge with access strictly controlled.


Where children need to have access to emergency medication i.e. asthma inhalers, epi-pen etc., it will be kept in the child’s classroom and clearly labelled.


Health Care Plans


Health care plans are in place for those pupils with complex medical needs e.g. chronic or on-going medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis etc.).

These plans are reviewed annually by the school nurse and Karen Cook and written precautions/ procedures made available to staff.


Staff undergo specific training related to health conditions of pupils and administration of medicines (e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis etc.) by a health professional as appropriate.


Training records are kept in the school office.


















Every attempt will be made to avoid, or choose the least harmful of, substances which fall under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (the COSHH Regulations).


Within curriculum areas (in particular Science and Design Technology) then Heads of Department are responsible for COSHH and ensuring that an up to date inventory and model risk assessments contained in the relevant national publications (CLEAPSS, Association for Science Education’s “Topics in Safety” etc.) are in place.


In all other areas the establishments nominated person(s) responsible for substances hazardous to health Brian Rigby


They shall ensure:


  • An inventory of all hazardous substances used on site is compiled and regularly reviewed.
  • Material safety data sheets are obtained from the relevant supplier for all such materials.
  • Risk assessments are conducted for the use of hazardous substances (where generic risk assessments are available e.g. for products purchased   these are adapted to suit specific use of material on site).
  • All chemicals are appropriately and securely stored out of the reach of children.
  • All chemicals are kept in their original packaging and labelled (no decanting into unmarked containers).
  • Suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) has been identified and is available for use.


PPE is to be provided free of charge where the need is identified as part of the risk assessment.




The school follows CLEAPSS guidance L93 in Managing Ionising radiations and radioactive sources.

  • CLEAPSS provide the Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) service for the Local Authority.
  • The member of staff in charge of radioactive sources (RPS) is Brian Rigby and is responsible for ensuring all records pertaining to radioactive sources are maintained.





















The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 1999 requires that local exhaust ventilation systems are maintained in efficient working order and in good repair through examination and testing.


Fume cupboards fall within this requirement therefore an annual inspection is required by a qualified engineer.


The inspection should include amongst other things:

  • Fan velocity readings
  • Inspection of fans, motors, drives and bearings to ascertain if they are operating correctly
  • Checking the spray/water wash system in the fume cupboard and ductwork if fitted
  • Checking the condition of services and controls including alarms
  • Checking the fire damper and release mechanism
  • Checking fan impellers for wear and corrosion
  • Checking the condition of flexible connections
  • Checking the stability and condition of the discharge stack
  • Inspecting the condition of extract ducting and joints
    • Checking the need for cleaning inside ductwork through access ports if fittedFollowing the inspection a report including recommendations should be provided to the school and needs to be kept for at least five years Caretakers Office      



    • APPENDIX 13
    • Any defects will be reported immediately to Brian Rigby or Carillion 0161 217 69999


Gas Leak Detection Systems


Gas leak detection is the process of identifying potentially hazardous gas leaks by means of various sensors. These sensors usually employ an audible alarm to alert people when a dangerous gas has been detected.


Gas installations and servicing/maintenance should only be undertaken by GAS SAFETY registered competent persons. The Gas Safety Scheme, overseen by the HSE, replaced the CORGI Register on the 1st April 2009.  The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 outline the legislative requirements in relation to gas safety.


Gas Soundness Test


In accordance with BS EN 15001-2:2008 and EN 15001-2:2008 (E) The frequency of Gas Soundness Inspections shall be based on an estimate of criticality (potential degradation), and in conformity with National regulations. An inspection should be carried out at least every five years.


A schools first scheduled inspection should be carried out within 12 months of commissioning and should be conducted by a competent Gas Safe registered person.


Following the inspection a report including recommendations should be provided to the school and needs to be kept for at least five years Caretakers office


A gas inspection contract is in place with Carillion and undertaken every 5 years by them.


Any defects will be reported immediately to Brian Rigby or Carillion 0161 217 69999

















Fatal accidents have occurred within the Greater Manchester region and in Stockport, and SMBC recommends that all schools have their gates, barriers and fencing inspected by a suitably qualified, competent and insured engineer.


Inspection of a schools gates, barriers and fencing should be carried out on an annual basis.


If any dangerous gates or fences are found then prohibition notices will be issued accordingly.


Following the inspection a report including findings, recommendations and photographs as required should be provided to the school Caretaker


A gate and barrier inspection contract is in place with Carillion and undertaken annually by them.


Any defects will be reported immediately to Brian Rigby or Carillion 0161 217 69999














[Insert details of any school health and safety committees, frequency of meetings, membership etc.]


The [insert relevant sub committee/full governing body] meets [termly/half termly] to discuss health, safety and welfare issues affecting staff, pupils or visitors.  Action points from meetings are brought forward for review by school management.


The teaching Trade Unions appointed Safety Representative on the staff is/are [insert name(s) where safety representatives are present].


Communication of Information


Detailed information on how to comply with the Authority’s health and safety policy is available on Office Online.


The Health and Safety Law poster is displayed in [state location].


The Occupational Safety and Health Team, Tel: 0161 474 3056 provide competent health and safety advice for Community, Special and Voluntary Controlled schools.


[Where the governing body is the employer then it should detail who provides the school with competent H&S advice].


Health and Safety Training


Health and safety induction training will be provided and documented for all new employees by [insert name].


The Head Teacher is responsible for ensuring that all staff are provided with adequate information, instruction and training and identifying the health and safety training needs of staff.


All employees will be provided with:

  • Induction training in the requirements of this policy;
  • Update training in response to any significant change;
  • Training in specific skills needed for certain activities, (e.g. use of hazardous substances, work at height etc.);
  • Refresher training where required.


Training records are held by [insert name] who is responsible for co-ordinating health and safety training needs and for including details in the training and development plan. This includes a system for ensuring that refresher training (for example in first aid) is undertaken within the prescribed time limits.


The Head Teacher will be responsible for assessing the effectiveness of training received.


Each member of staff is also responsible for drawing to the Head Teacher’s/Line Manager’s attention their own personal needs for training and for not undertaking duties unless they are confident that they have the necessary competence.








































A general inspection of the site will be conducted termly and be undertaken/co-ordinated by Brian Rigby


Monitoring inspections of individual departments will be carried out by Heads of Department or nominated staff. Records of such monitoring will be kept by Brian Rigby


The person(s) undertaking such inspections will complete a report in writing and submit this to the Head Teacher. Responsibility for following up items detailed in the safety inspection report will rest with Brian Rigby


A named governor Nick Hursthouse will be involved/undertake an audit/inspection on an annual basis and report back to both the relevant sub-committee and full governing body meetings. This governor through monitoring will also cover management systems in addition to inspecting the premises.


Advice and a sample health & safety audit checklist can be found on Office Online.


Inspections will be conducted jointly with the establishment’s health and safety representative(s) if possible.






































Heating Boilers (Gas)


In line with the Gas Safety (in use) Regulations 1998, gas heating boilers and water heaters have to be serviced, tested and maintained annually.


This service will include:


  • Cleaning of the boiler heating surfaces
  • Servicing of the gas burner
  • Gas tightness testing of local gas pipework to the boiler
  • Combustion and efficiency testing of the boiler


Following the service a report including combustion efficiency details and a gas safe certificate must be issued, together with any recommendations Caretakers Office


A gas inspection contract is in place with Carillion and undertaken annually by them.


Any defects will be reported immediately to Brian Rigby



Heating Control Systems


Heating controls will vary from complex integrated systems such as Building Management Systems (BMS) to standard time switch controls.


Heating control systems should be inspected and maintained annually to ensure full efficiency and optimum fuel use of the installation.


Building Management Systems (BMS) are complex integrated systems involving outstations and central units whose operation relies on computer interactive management. An annual maintenance service regime by a competent engineer will include checking and calibrating all sensors, valve response checks to ensure the system is operating effectively, and a report on any issues or recommendations to improve the efficiency of the system.


Following the inspection a report including recommendations should be provided to the school site supervisor


A heating control inspection contract is in place with Carillion and undertaken annually by them.


Any defects will be reported immediately to Carillion


Ventilation Systems


Ventilation systems can range from simple extract fan systems to fully heated recirculation systems. Systems should be serviced and maintained 6 monthly and annually depending on the system type and complexity.


The checks on the basic components include:


Cleaning and servicing of the following:


  • Grilles
  • Fans
  • Heating coils
  • Duct workAlso
  • Calibration and testing of controls
  • Air flow monitoring if changes have occurredFollowing the inspection a report including recommendations should be provided to the school officeA ventilation system inspection contract is in place with Carillion and undertaken annually by them.Any defects will be reported immediately to Carillion on 0161 217 6999              





To comply fully with the Equalities Act and to meet BS 7594 the code of practice for AFILS (audio frequency induction loop systems) and EN60118-4 when correctly installed, Induction Loop and Infra Red Systems need to be maintained correctly.

Arrangements should be made for a competent engineer to:

  • Annual test all components of the installed system
  • Calibrate equipment and amplifiers where necessary
  • Carry out visual inspection of all components                APPENDIX 19



  • Any defects will be reported immediately to [insert name and telephone number].
  • A hearing loop system inspection contract is in place with [insert name] and undertaken [annually] by them.
  • Following the inspection a report including recommendations should be provided to the school site supervisor


Certain items of equipment will be subject to an inspection by competent persons known as thorough examinations, for example for insurance issues i.e. Lifts, Pressure Vessels (autoclaves), and Kilns etc.


The Authority usually arranges for these inspections and schools will be provided with a report which will detail any defects or observations to action.


Thorough Examinations can only be carried out by Competent Persons.


Schools should employ competent contractors to carry out service and maintenance of such items.


Reports should then be passed to a competent contractor to either action the report issues or provide quotations accordingly.


Reports are kept in Site managers office
































The school complies with Local Authority advice on the potential risks from legionella.


The Duty Holder is Helen Mastrolonardo


The Responsible Person is Brian Rigby


Both persons have been suitably trained for the positions being held.


Training was undertaken by [insert training authority] and qualification was awarded on [insert date].


A water risk assessment of the school has been completed by IWS and Brian Rigby is responsible for ensuring that operational controls are being conducted and recorded in the water log book.


Brian Rigby will be responsible for undertaking basic operational controls in lieu of a water risk assessment being conducted by IWS


This will include:

  • Identifying and flushing rarely used outlets on a weekly basis and after school holiday periods.
  • Conducting necessary water temperature checks (monthly).
  • Disinfecting/descaling showers or other areas where water droplets are formed (quarterly).









Lettings are managed by Lisa Bower / Brian Rigby following Local Authority guidance.


There is a lettings policy in place detailing all of the arrangements










































Generic risk assessments for regular manual handling operations are undertaken and staff are provided with information on safe moving and handling techniques.


Staff should ensure they are not lifting heavy items and equipment unless they have received training and/or equipment in order to do so safely.


All manual handling activities which present a significant risk to the health and safety of staff will be reported to Helen Mastrolonardo and where such activities cannot be avoided a risk assessment will be conducted to ensure such risks are adequately controlled. A copy of this assessment will be provided to employees who must follow the instruction given when carrying out the task.


Paediatric Moving and Handling


All staff who move and handle pupils have received appropriate training (both in general moving and handling people techniques and specific training on any lifting equipment, hoists, slings etc. they are required to use).


All moving and handling of pupils has been risk assessed and recorded by a competent member of staff.


Equipment for moving and handling people is subject to inspection on a 6 monthly basis by a competent contractor.


Following the inspection a report including recommendations should be provided to the school business manager


































In line with the Code of Practice, BS EN62305-3 Protection Against Lightning, lightning conductor systems should have an annual Electrical Resistance Test and Visual Inspection of all conductor tapes, connections and joints to check the integrity of the protection system using a member of The Association of Technical Lightning and Access Specialists (ATLAS).


A full report should be provided on completion of the inspection and will include all readings, condition of components and any defects/non conformities or repairs required to the Site Supervisor


A lightning conductor system inspection contract is in place with [insert name] and undertaken [annually] by them.


Any defects will be reported immediately to [insert name and telephone number].












Staff are encouraged not to work alone in school. Work carried out unaccompanied or without immediate access to assistance should be risk assessed to determine if the activity is necessary.


Work involving potentially significant risks (for example work at height) should not be undertaken whilst working alone.


Where lone working cannot be avoided staff should:


  • Obtain the Head Teacher’s/Senior Member of staff’s permission and notify him/her on each occasion when lone working will occur.
  • Ensure they do not put themselves or others at risk. Refer to Local Authority guidance.
  • Ensure they have means to summon help in an emergency e.g. access to a telephone or mobile telephone etc.
  • When working off site (e.g. when visiting homes) notify a colleague of their whereabouts and the estimated time of return. Staff undertaking home visits to obtain as much background information as possible about the child/family being visited.
  • Key holders attending empty premises where there has been an incident or suspected crime should do so with a colleague if possible. They should not enter the premises unless they are sure it is safe to do so.
  • SK Solutions have an additional key and are contacted in the case of an incident in the school.
  • Report any incidents or situations where they may have felt uncomfortable.             APPENDIX 25





All offsite visits and journeys will be planned following guidance contained in the Local Authority guidance manual.


The Authority’s Co-ordinator of Off-Site Visits must be notified of all level 3 and 4 visits. In general such visits/journeys involve hazardous and/or adventurous activities, on a daily basis, to remote or demanding geographical areas or residential visits.  Forms can be downloaded from Office Online and an ‘Off-site Visits Approval Form’ should be submitted to the Co-ordinator of Off-site Visits.


Each establishment should designate a member of staff as the Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC). The EVC will advise in the planning and management of all off-site visits. The EVC will support visit leaders, the Head Teacher and governors by ensuring that the Local Authority’s guidelines for leading off-site visits are followed.


The member of staff planning the trip will submit all relevant paperwork and risk assessments relating to the trip to the school’s EVC(s Phase Leaders?? who will check the documentation and planning of the trip and if acceptable initially approve the visit before referring to Helen Mastrolanardo






































It is recommended that playground equipment is inspected on an annual basis by a competent engineer.


Following the inspection a report including recommendations should be provided to the school Site Supervisor


An equipment inspection contract is in place with Jupiter Play (do they do a full external survey or just the equipment they installed – and undertaken annually by them.


Any defects will be reported immediately to Brian Rigby who will contact Jupiter Play on 0131 445 7989











Statutory Inspections


Regular inspection and testing of school equipment is conducted by appropriate contractors according to recommended timescales. Records of such monitoring will be kept in/by [insert location/name].


[Insert name] is responsible for identifying all plant and equipment in an equipment register and ensuring that any training or instruction needs, personal protective equipment requirements are identified and relevant risk assessments conducted.


Equipment restricted to those users who are authorised/have received specific training is [detailed in the register] / [listed here] / [labelled accordingly].


All staff are required to report to [insert name] any problems found with plant/equipment. Defective equipment will be clearly marked and taken out of service by storing in a secure location pending repair/disposal.


Curriculum Areas


Heads of Department are responsible for ensuring maintenance requirements for equipment in their areas are identified and implemented.


Electrical Safety


All staff should monitor the condition of plugs, cables and electrical equipment and conduct a quick visual inspection prior to use.


All portable items of electrical equipment will be subject to PAT (portable appliance testing) annually, conducted by [insert contractor name] / [a trained member of staff using a proper earth-bonding and insulation test set].


Personal items of equipment (electrical or mechanical) should not be brought into the school without prior authorisation and be subjected to the same tests as school equipment.


Major fixed wiring circuits will be checked at least once every five years.


External Play Equipment


The external play equipment will only be used when supervised, equipment will be checked daily before use for any apparent defects, and [insert name] will conduct a formal termly inspection of the equipment. PE and Play equipment is subject to an annual inspection by [insert contractor].









General Risk Assessments


The school risk assessments (for all activities, teaching and non teaching, premises and one off activities) will be co-ordinated by [insert name] following Local Authority guidance and are approved by the Head Teacher.


These risk assessments are available for all staff to view and are held centrally in [insert location e.g. school office, shared folder etc.].


Risk assessments will be reviewed on an annual basis or when the work activity changes, whichever is the soonest. Staff are made aware of any changes to risk assessments relating to their work.


Individual Risk Assessments


Specific risk assessments relating to individuals, e.g. staff member or young person/pupil are held on that person’s file and will be undertaken by [relevant Line Manager] / [insert name].


It is the responsibility of staff to inform their Line Manager of any medical condition (including pregnancy) which may impact upon their work. Such risk assessments will be reviewed on a regular basis.


Curriculum Activities


Risk assessments for curriculum activities will be carried out by [relevant Heads of Department] / [Subject Teachers] / [Co-ordinator/Subject Leader] using the relevant codes of practice and model risk assessments developed by national bodies.


Whenever a new course is adopted or developed all activities are checked against the model risk assessments and significant findings incorporated into texts in daily use [scheme of work] / [lesson plan] / [syllabus] etc.


All Local Authority schools have a subscription to CLEAPSS and in science and DT their publications can be used as sources of model risk assessment.


















The inspection and testing of stage lighting equipment is subject to ‘Safe Work of Equipment Regulations1998’.


An annual test is required to test and inspect the electrical and mechanical aspects of equipment used in school productions.


In the event of any items being identified as unsafe, these will be taken out of service immediately and the school informed.


A full report should be provided to the school with test results, system condition and repairs required to the Site Supervisor


A stage equipment inspection contract is in place with [insert name] and undertaken annually by them.


Any defects will be reported immediately to Brian Rigby


























The school and governing body are committed to promoting high levels of health and well being and recognise the importance of identifying and reducing workplace stressors through risk assessment, in line with the HSE and Local Authority management standards.


The schools wellbeing co-ordinator is Helen Mastrolonardo



























It is recommended that surveys of trees on school land should be carried out every 2 years by a specialist contractor.


Tree work is usually identified in Priorities 1, 2 and 3. Priority 1 being the most urgent work and should be carried out within the next 3 months or at the earliest opportunity


Ideally priority 2 work should be carried out at the same time however by definition this work is not as urgent as the priority 1 work and could be left for twelve months when it can be reviewed on the  next  inspection as could all priority 3 works


All work is carried out to B.S.3998 Recommendations for tree work.


Both method statements and risk assessments should be made available.


All waste should be carried and disposed of under a waste transfer note as covered in the Environmental Protection Act 1990.


A full report should be provided with the location and condition of all trees by Carillion


A tree inspection contract is in place with Carillion and undertaken annually by them.


Any defects will be reported immediately to Brian Rigby



























Vehicular access to the school is restricted to school staff and visitors only and not for general use by parents/guardians when bringing children to school or collecting them.


The access from the road shall be kept clear for emergency vehicles.


The vehicle access gate must not normally be used for pedestrian access. If an event is being held outside of normal school activities for which this is the sole access, then all due care must be taken to ensure the safety of those passing through this entrance.


The school gates are closed at 8.20am and remain closed throughout the school day in order to ensure safety for children and adults.


Parents of children in The Unit are given a parking permit to allow them to park on the school turning circle.






































Judi Cliff is responsible for managing and co-ordinating work related learning within the school following Local Authority guidance and in accordance with the Quality Standard for Work Experience.


The school retains a duty of care for all students undertaking work experience and must ensure the placement is appropriate, therefore:

  • All students are briefed before taking part in work experience on supervision arrangements and health and safety responsibilities.
  • All placements (including private placements) are subject to pre-placement checks. No work experience placement will go ahead if deemed unsuitable.
  • Pre-placement health and safety assessments must be carried out by competent people[2] and supporting documentation completed.
  • Where work placements form part of the vocational qualification offered by a FE college then the college is responsible for ensuring equivalent placement checks are conducted.
  • Every student will receive a placement job description highlighting tasks to be undertaken and any necessary health and safety information which is passed onto the parent/guardian.
  • Arrangements will be in place to visit/monitor students during the placement.
  • Emergency contact arrangements are in place (including out of school hours provision) in order that a member of school staff can be contacted should an incident occur.
  • All incidents involving students on work placement activities will be reported to the placement organiser at the earliest possible opportunity.       
  •                                                                                                                             APPENDIX 34





Working at height can present a significant risk, where such activities cannot be avoided a risk assessment will be conducted to ensure such risks are adequately controlled. A copy of this assessment will be provided to employees authorised to work at height.


When working at height (including accessing storage or putting up displays) appropriate stepladders or kick stools are to be used. Staff must not climb onto chairs etc.


The establishments nominated person(s) responsible for work at height is Brian Rigby who undertook training in January 2015

The nominated person(s) shall ensure:


  • All work at height is properly planned and organised;
  • The use of access equipment is restricted to authorised users;
  • All those involved in work at height are trained and competent to do so;
  • The risks from working at height are assessed and appropriate equipment selected;
  • A register of access equipment is recorded and all equipment is regularly inspected and maintained;
  • Any risks from fragile surfaces are properly controlled.









[1] CDM refers to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007and apply to any building, demolition, maintenance or refurbishment work.

Such projects are notifiable to the HSE where the work exceeds 30 days or involves more than 500 person days of work. In addition two specific and specialist roles of CDM Co-ordinator and Principal Contractor must be appointed.

In such instances it is recommended that an agent be used to work on the schools behalf.

[2] In order to be deemed competent an individual should hold a suitable nationally accredited/recognised qualification(s). E.g. IOSH (The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) Managing Safely qualification, Health and Safety for Work-placement Personnel course or HSS8 (Formerly ENTO Unit D) Review Health and Safety Procedures in Workplaces. In addition to having occupational competence, knowledge and understanding in relation to sector specific placements. Particularly in high risk placements such as construction, agriculture, equestrian etc.