Health and Safety Introduction

Health and Safety Advisor
Nick Stubbs

All area Co-ordinators, Support Team Leaders and Guidance Leaders have a copy the college Health and Safety pack. This gives full details on:

 

  • Legislation
  • Fire Regulations and Evacuation Procedures
  • Risk Assessment
  • COSHH (Control of substances hazardous to health)
  • Reporting of accidents and incidents
  • Manual Handling Operations
  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Off site activities

 

Specific Issues

If any Health and Safety problems are encountered or issues identified or if an accident occurs then a `Health and Safety Incident Report' obtainable from Reception Office or staff room is to be completed and returned to the Health and Safety Officer.

Students

All incidents of injury or illness should be reported to the appropriate Guidance Leader so arrangements can be made to use medical room or for the student to be taken home. If advisable, parents should be notified in all cases.

Injury on the Premises

If possible a qualified First Aider should be asked to assist/give an opinion. Location of first aid equipment is prominently displayed around college. Plastic gloves should be worn if there are open wounds or any body fluids.

In the event of an accident requiring medical attention, a member of staff should call an ambulance.

Any accident or "near miss" must be reported as soon as possible. A book and forms for this purpose are held in the main office.

The currently qualified first aiders can be found on noticeboards throughout the College, online or by contacting Health and Safety Officers