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Health and Safety Policy

Adopted in 05 th December 2015

General statement of intent

It is the policy of the Jan Brzechwa’s 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 Jan Brzechwa’s Polish Saturday School in Brighton &
Hove, the school’s Health and Safety Officer and the Head Teacher of Jan Brzechwa’s
Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove.

Responsibilities

Overall and final responsibility for health and safety in the organisation is that of the
Management Committee of The Parents’ Association, the school’s Health and Safety Officer
and the Head Teacher of Jan Brzechwa's Polish Saturday School in Brighton & Hove.
Jan Brzechwa’s 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 Jan Brzechwa’s Polish Saturday School in Brighton &Hove,
the school’s Health and Safety Officer and the Head Teacher of Jan Brzechwa’s
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 volunteers 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.

Accidents

All accidents are to be reported to the Head Teacher, member of the Management
Committee of The Jan Brzechwa’s 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 Parents’ Association 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 Parents’ Association 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 First Aid Box.

First aid

The First Aid Box is located in the school’s cabinet in Room No. in Language College, Hove
Park School. Nevill Road, Hove, BN3 7BN.
………………………………………..is the appointed person responsible for the First Aid Box.
The qualified first aiders are: Mrs Aleksandra Olejnik, Mrs Alicja Dubaj, Mrs Marta
Hermanczuk – Rocha and Mrs …………………….

Fire safety

All volunteers 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
Electrical equipment is inspected annually by …………………………………………engineer
Jan Brzechwa's 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 07887
516802.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

Manual handling will be reduced as far as possible by monitor and review of all
work tasks.
The Management Committee of Jan Brzechwa's 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. Volunteer s must bring to the attention of their
supervisor any health problems that may be affected by handling activities.

Training

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.

Advice

If further information is required, contact the following:
Aleksandra Olejnik – Head Teacher (mob.)
Monika Stachyra – Chair of The Jan Brzechwa's Polish Saturday School in Brighton &
Hove Parents Association of Polish Saturday School im. Jana Brzechwy in Brighton and
Hove (mob.)
…………………… – Health and Safety officer (mob.)

Adopted 05/12/2015
The Chair – Monika Stachyra
The Secretary – Kinga Hofman
The Treasurer – Tomasz Olejnik
The Head Teacher – Aleksandra Olejnik
The Health and Safety officer – ………………..