Health and Safety Policy
Adopted in 05th December 2015
General statement of intent
It is the policy of the Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove to provide school activities is a safe manner without risk to health, so far as is reasonably practicable. Our policy is to provide and maintain safe and healthy conditions, equipment and systems of work for all our volunteers and service users, and to provide such information, training and supervision as they need for this purpose. We accept our responsibility for the health and safety of other people who may be affected by our activities. The allocation of duties for safety matters and the particular arrangements, which we will make to implement the policy, are set out below.
The policy will be kept up to date, particularly as the organisation changes in nature and size
to ensure our responsibilities are met in relation to:
- Health & Safety at Work Act (1974)
- Management Regulations (1999)
- Other relevant current legislation.
To ensure this, the policy and the way in which it has operated will be reviewed every year by the Management Committee of The Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove, the school’s Health and Safety Officer and the Head Teacher Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove.
Overall and final responsibility for health and safety in the organisation is that of the Management Committee of the CIO, the school’s Health and Safety Officer and the Head Teacher of Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove. Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove is responsible for this policy being carried out where the School meets currently and for ensuring the preparation, implementation and review of risk assessments and safe work practices. The Management Committee of The Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove, the school’s Health and Safety Officer and the Head Teacher of Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove is responsible for bringing to the attention of the Committee any deficiencies in safety arrangements.
Volunteers and Staff
All members have the responsibility to co-operate with supervisors to achieve high standards of safety within the work area and to take reasonable care of themselves and others.
Deficiencies or defects in current arrangements must be reported to the Head Teacher.
It is the responsibility of all staff and voluntary members to seek to ensure that:
- all activities are conducted in a safe manner for all participants,
- all equipment and premises used for school activities are safe and without risk to health,
- information, instruction, training and supervision is provided with the object of ensuring the health and safety of all affected by them,
- appropriate arrangements are made to ensure safety and the absence of risks to health in
connection with the use, transport, storage and handling of equipment.
All accidents are to be reported to the Head Teacher, member of the Management Committee of The Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove or the school’s Health and Safety Officer and recorded in the organisation’s accident book. Reportable accidents are recorded on an accident book and brought to the attention of the Head Teacher, member of the Management Committee of The CIO or the school’s Health and Safety Officer by the Tutor of the Group. Unusual or unexpected incidents are also to be reported to the Head Teacher, member of The Management Committee of The CIO or the school’s Health and Safety Officer and recorded in the accident book for review of current arrangements. Accident records are located in the office’s First Aid Box.
The First Aid Boxes are stored in the school’s office and with parents on duty located at ground and first floor of the Sixth Form building at Hove Park School. Nevill Road, Hove, BN3 7BN.
Kinga Hofman is the appointed person responsible for the First Aid Box. The qualified first aiders are members of the board and most of the teachers and teachers’ assistants.
All members will be advised of the fire action procedure, location of fire alarms and fire exits
at their induction. Fire evacuation drills are arranged by the Health & Safety Officer, practised at least annually and records maintained by the Health and Safety Officer of the evacuation time.
Electrical equipment is inspected annually by Hove Park School engineer.
Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove will ensure a risk assessment is prepared and safe work practices are in place to ensure trailing wires are covered and fastened down, portable equipment is placed in a safe position, regular visual checks of equipment are made, and equipment faults are reported and corrected. Faults should be reported Hove Park School & Sixth Form College Sites Manager on 07887516802.at the time. He/she will be able to respond at the time during the hire.
Any concerns and complaints should be reported to the Hove Park School ; Sixth Form College Sites Manager tel. 01273 294678 / Mob: 07887 516802 (Currently Mr. Danny Compton, e-mail: DCompton@hovepark.org.uk ) or Equipment for hire or use by visitors will be inspected visually prior to the event for loose connections and faults to plugs or cables. Equipment with known faults will not be used.
Manual handling will be reduced as far as possible by monitor and review of all work tasks.
The Management Committee of Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove will ensure a risk assessment is prepared of manual handling tasks and agree with volunteers safe work practices. These work practices will be reviewed to meet individual needs, particularly where changes in health indicate they are not appropriate e.g.pregnancy, known back complaints. Members of the staff must bring to the attention of their supervisor any health problems that may be affected by handling activities.
An induction programme with information about Health and Safety arrangements within
the organisation will be provided to staff and volunteers. Any updates or changes to these
arrangements will be discussed at meetings. Further training relevant to a volunteer’s work will be offered.
If further information is required, contact the following:
Ania Niedermaier – Reed – Head Teacher
Kinga Hofman – Chair of The Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove Charity Incorporated Organisation
Kinga Hofman – Health and Safety officer
The Chair – Monika Stachyra
The Secretary – Kinga Hofman
The Treasurer – Tomasz Olejnik
The Head Teacher – Aleksandra Olejnik
The Health and Safety officer – ………………..
The Chair – Kinga Hofman
The Secretary – Magdalena Pacholec
The Treasurer – Aldona Kanadys
The Head Teacher – Ania Niedermaier – Reed
The Health and Safety officer – Kinga Hofman