Health and Safety Policy
The Health and Safety key person is: Safrina Saran (Manager and First aider)
The person/s designated to act in the manager’s absence: Deputy Manager
Staff responsibilities are as follows:
- Risk assessments are carried out and up to date.
- Emergency fire alarm building evacuation exercises (fire drills) are shown to students and carried out termly.
- Escape routes and passageways are without obstruction and free from trip and slip hazards, especially cabling.
- High standards of housekeeping and tidiness are maintained within the class room
Pupil responsibilities are as follows;
- Follow instructions issued by member of staff during emergency.
- Ensure that they do not intentionally or recklessly interfere with equipment.
- provided for safety purposes eg fire extinguishers.
- Inform any member of staff of any situation which may affect their safety.
Aims of our policy
To create, and provide, a safe environment without a risk to the health and safety of children, staff and visitors.
To ensure Health and Safety is taken seriously by all members of staff and other persons who are affected by the school’s activities.
Duties and responsibilities
Designated person/s will:
- Assess the risks to Health and Safety in and around the setting.
- Introduce and review suitable procedures to eliminate or control any such risk identified.
- Ensure staff comply with safety instructions and practice and that staff also understand and accept their responsibility in relation to Health and Safety procedures.
- Ensure all accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences are adequately recorded and reported.
- Ensure all staff, students, volunteers and any other adult who comes into contact with children at the school have appropriate and up to date Criminal Record Bureau checks.
- Ensure at all times the Health and Safety and welfare of children, staff and others involved in the school’s activities.
All members of staff will:
- Familiarise themselves with the Health and Safety policy and its place within their work.
- Take reasonable care for their own Health and Safety as well as of others who may be affected by their acts or negligence at work.
- Report and record any accidents, incidents of violent or verbal abuse, any hazard or dangerous occurrences to the designated person and appropriate format.
- Make sure the equipment and premises that are used by children, and the activities that are carried out at the school, are safe.
Pick-up Policy and Procedures
During term time, SMILE 4 kids School will endeavour to provide an efficient and smooth running pick-up and drop off service.
Aims and objectives
These guidelines form part of the SMILE 4 kids school policy and procedures, and must be adhered to at all times by all staff.
- Staff must always arrive at the school before the children arrive for each class.
- Before leaving the class premises, staff must check the diary for details of any changes to pick-up arrangements made by parents/carers on each day.
- Individual school pick-up registers must be updated to clearly show these changes, and to that all the children are accounted for before leaving the school.
- School pick-up registers must contain each child’s full name, class and teacher’s name.
- In accordance with health and safety procedures, the following ratio of staff to children must be complied with;
Preschool: 1 staff member to 8 children
Junior: 1 staff member to 10 children
Staff must then check again to make sure all children are present by
doing a register and a head count.
- Any message from teachers to parents must be relayed in writing.
- All children are encouraged to go to the toilet before start of class.
- Children are to be collected from the class premises by parents/carer.
- Children are not permitted to leave the class with someone other than their parent/carer unless previously arranged by the parent/carer with the class.
- Parents/carers must sign out their children before they leave the class on the signing out sheet.
- Toilets are to be checked regularly to make sure these are clean and children’s access to these is not obstructed.
- Toilet paper, hand soap and hand towels are to be replenished regularly.
- Leaks, blocks and poor hygiene are to be reported to the school premises manager.
Accidents and Incidents
Current First Aiders: Safrina Saran.
- Incidents and accidents should be recorded in the appropriate form provided by the teacher.
- The form should be co-signed by the parent/carer.
- One copy of the form should be given to parent/carer and the original (also co-signed) should be filed in alphabetical order the incidents folder.
- A first aider should be on hand in case first aid needed.
In case the child is injured, Parents / Guardians will be notified immediately.
With minor injuries, a person trained in giving first aid,will give the child first aid at school. If the child is not able to continue the activities in class ,he/she will stay with the staff until the parent / guardian collects the pupil from school.
Parents are required to declare at the beginning of the school year (and to update if changes occur) information on needs medical or other child, including the need to administer medicines.
The school is not responsible for the lack of information from the parent or possession of outdated information that may adversely affect or prevent medical assistance to an emergency child.
If an ambulance is required
- The ambulance should be called first, then the parent should be informed straight after, as the main priority is the welfare of the child in question.
- The first aider should not leave the child unattended, and another member of staff should be on hand to provide assistance and make the necessary phone calls.
- A member of staff should accompany the child in the ambulance if the child’s parents/carer has not arrived by the time the ambulance arrives.
First aid kits location
- The first aid kit can be found in the classroom
- Parents/carers have the duty and responsibility of informing the SMILE 4 kids about any medical conditions their children have. All staff are to be made aware of the medical condition, symptoms etc.
- Parents/carers are responsible for notifying the school of any allergies their children have.
- Staff are to be informed and, when necessary, trained to deal with these allergies, first aiders know how to use epi-pens.
- All actions necessary are to be taken to minimise and reduce risk.
All medicines and medical supplies can be given to the child after prior agreement and written statement of parents, with the exception of emergency.
- Only the designated persons listed above are allowed to administer the medication to the child. Parents should arrange this by completing the administering medication form.
- All inhalers and epi-pens are kept with the first-aid kit and only designated persons are allowed to administer.
All staff members must read and familiarize with SMILE 4 kids Health and Safety Policy. It is important for all staff to know where the following are kept:-
The First Aid Kit – The First Aid Kit should be checked on a daily basis to ensure it is fully stacked and all used equipment is replaced. This is accessible to all staff at all times. The Co-ordinator is the designated First Aider.
The Accident book/incident report forms – These are accessible to all workers. If there is an accident, for example a cut finger, a bee sting or a child falls over, this must be reported in the book .
The registration and consent form. All students ,must be signed in as children arrive in class by parent dropping them and signed out as they are picked u and leave the classroom.. This is important and must be kept up to date in case of an emergency in the building.
Fire Drill Procedures and Fire Book – Staff must familiarise themselves with the following: The Fire alarm, its location and sound and where fire extinguishers are located.
The following procedures are taken by members of staff:
When the alarm sounds children stop and wait for instructions to line up. Staff will reassure them and line them up calmly and quickly. Staff will lead them out of the building – take a head count as they leave the building. Check all the rooms and toilets and collect the register. Once outside the building, there is another head count. v Make sure everyone is accounted for – Staff and Children. Phone the fire brigade at the nearest working until parents can be contacted or the building is deemed safe to return.
All staff will be trained in emergency procedures in the case of a fire or any other situations requiring evacuation of the building. All children will be told what to do.
Policy adopted by SMILE 4 kids Ltd: 25.11.18
To be reviewed by Owner/Mananger: 25.11.19