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									Halewood Centre for Learning Health & Safety Policy




 Halewood Centre for Learning Health and
             Safety Policy
Schools are required to have a Health, Safety and Welfare Policy in place.
The organisation and arrangements which support the H&S Policy (day to day management of
Health & Safety) are the responsibility of the Principal and the Senior Leadership Team
(supported by the Governing Body).

The policy has 4 parts;

Part 1 - The Halewood Health and Safety Policy Statement
Part 2 - Information on organising for health and safety and the responsibilities of key
          people within the school.
Part 3 - The detailed arrangements & procedures in place for Health, Safety and
          Welfare
Part 4 –Key Performance Indicators which should be collated to ensure that health
         and safety performance is monitored.

The Halewood Health and Safety Policy complements (and should be read in conjunction with),
KMBC Policy on Health Safety and Welfare which can be found on the VLE in the Interest Spaces
under Health & Safety. It records the centre’s local organisation and arrangements for
implementing the Council Policy.




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                                      Halewood Centre for Learning
                                    Health and Safety Policy Statement

At our Centre for Learning we realise that successful and sustainable services can only be
achieved through the well being of our employees, service users and the environment.
We acknowledge our responsibilities to occupational health, safety and the environment and we
are fully committed to the prevention of pollution, compliance with current safety, health and
environmental legislation and ensuring the health, safety and welfare of those who may be
affected by our activities.
We will achieve our OHSE objectives by ensuring that occupational health, safety and the
environment are an integral part of our culture.
We will strive to ensure that all employees, agency staff, contractors, visitors and service users
are aware of the safety, health and environmental impacts of our service and understand how we
can work together in a safe and sustainable manner.
We will review and audit our occupational health, safety and environmental management systems
against stated aims and best practice. We will report our health, safety and environmental
performance as a means to improve accountability and to drive continual improvement across the
Centre for Learning.
We will ensure that employees are made aware of their individual responsibilities contained within
the Work Environment Management System (WEMS) by ensuring these responsibilities are
effectively communicated.
This policy is documented both in paper and electronic format and is implemented and maintained
through our Work Environment Management System (WEMS).
The policy is made available to all of our employees, contractors, service users and other
interested parties through a variety of routes.


Chair of Governors
Halewood Centre for Learning
Date

The person responsible for endorsing and implementing this policy is:
   Name               John Cooper                     Title   Chair of Governors
 Signature                                            Date



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Part 2
Halewood Health & Safety Policy – Organisation and Responsibility
Introduction

The overall responsibility for compliance with legal and other requirement within KMBC is the responsibility of
the Chief Executive. For DCFS, this responsibility is delegated to the Executive Director, and to the Risk &
Compliance Manager as the senior person responsible for ensuring that the Health and Safety Policy is
properly implemented and maintained.

Within the Centre for Learning this responsibility rests with the Governing Body and Centre for Learning
Principal (Mrs Ann Behan, Halewood CFL, The Avenue, Wood Road, Halewood, L26 1UU. Tel: 0151 477
8830) who are responsible for and have the authority to ensure that:

 a.   the Health & Safety Policy is established, implemented and maintained in accordance with the
      requirements of the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems and the OHSAS
      standard for Occupational and Safety Management Systems.

 b.   they maintain reports on the performance of the Health & Safety Policy for review, including
      recommendations for improvement.

The Centre for Learning senior leadership team must ensure that the Centre complies with its relevant
requirements and must secure the implementation of KMBC/DCFS objectives and add other relevant
objectives and targets as appropriate.

The senior leadership team is also responsible for developing local procedures either as a stand-alone
system or as part of an integrated management system.

Appointed persons must coordinate and report the health, safety and environmental activities and
performances to the DCFS Health and Safety Department.

The appointed Health & Safety Officer for Halewood CFL is Miss Karen Mitchell, Senior Operations Manager,
Tel: 0151 477 8830


General
All personnel within the Centre for Learning are responsible for compliance with safety and environmental
instructions and must maintain an awareness of the effect of their work on the environment and in particular
how they can contribute to improved environmental performance.

The organisation for the Health and Safety function is shown overleaf. It describes the organisation for health
& safety Activities which includes health, safety, environmental and insurance issues.

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            KMBC & Halewood Centre for
                                                                                                               KMBC
             Learning Health & Safety                                                                          Policy
                  Organisation                                                                         Corporate H&S Advisor




                                                                              DCFS Policy                                                      DNS Policy

                                                                            Directorate H&S                                                  Directorate H&S
                                                                             Co-ordinator                                                     Co-ordinator


           RM Director                             Transform                            Governing Body                                  DNS
                                                    Director                                                                           Director




                                                                                           Centre for               Transform
                                                                                        Learning Principal           Contract
                                                                                           Ann Behan                Manager

                 LOCAL CO-ORDINATION                                                     Halewood CO-ORDINATION


             RM                         KSJV                   BBW                      Senior Ops Mgr                                  DNS
         H&S Manager                Site Manager       Facilities Manager                H&S Manager                                 H&S Manager
                                                                                        Karen Mitchell




      Sub         Employees     Sub        Employees          Sub           Employees    Employees    Students   Staff H&S        Sub           Employees
    Contractor                Contractor                    Contractor                                              Rep         Contractor
                                                                                                                   TBA




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 Organisation and Responsibilities for Health & Safety

Duties and responsibilities for health and safety have been assigned to Staff and Governors based upon the
following roles outlined in the KMBC Health and Safety Policy

 Policy-makers           -   Devise and produce policy on health, safety and welfare at a
                             strategic level.
                         -   Preserve, develop, promote and maintain the Centre’s and the
                             Council’s health and safety management system.
                         -   Ensure that health and safety matters are taken into account when
                             organisational decisions are made.
 Planners                -   Develop the local plans to achieve corporate/Centre health & safety
                             objectives.
                         -   Develop management arrangements for the identification of hazards
                             and control of risks within their area
 Implementers            -   Ensure that workplace precautions and safe systems of work are
                             developed in order to identify hazards and control risks.
                         -   Ensure all the systems are working effectively

 Assisters           Have the authority, independence and competence to advise Employees (or
                     their representatives). They may also be technical or specialist employees who
                     have achieved a certain level of health and safety competency within their
                     specialised field
 Employees           Irrespective of their position within the Halewood structure, everyone is
                     regarded as an employee and therefore the employee duties within the H&S
                     Policy apply to them.




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Who are the Policy-makers, Planners, Implementers, Assisters and Employees?

                    Policy-          Planners         Implementers   Assisters   Employees
                    makers
Governors


Principal


Senior
Leadership
Team
Senior
Operations
Manager
Curriculum
Leaders
Teachers
Team Leaders
Teaching
Assistants
Learning
Support Staff
Admin Staff
Site Manager &
officers
KMBC Health
and Safety
Policy Group
Health and
Safety Adviser

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KMBC Officers
e.g.
Directorate Staff
Occupational
Health Staff
Specialist
Technical staff
HR Adviser




The responsibilities of Policy Makers, Planners, Implementers, Assisters and Employees
within the Policy.

Policy-makers
Governors                        Devise and produce policy on health, safety and welfare at a strategic
Principal                        level.
Senior operations Manager        Preserve, develop, promote and maintain the Centre’s and the Council’s
                                 health and safety management system.
KMBC H&S Policy Group
                                 Ensure that health and safety matters are taken into account when
H&S Advisers
                                 organisational decisions are made.

The Policy makers;

 Will be familiar with the overall responsibilities laid down for Policy Makers in the Health & Safety Policy
 Must ensure that the Centre has a structure in place to manage health and safety which includes;
  planning, implementation of these plans, monitoring, and reviewing and auditing. This must be integrated
  into general day to day management.
 Will ensure that plans for continuous improvement in health and safety management are developed and
  reviewed regularly.
 Must ensure that all Centre activities are organised and have sufficient arrangements and resources; to
  ensure that health and safety can be managed effectively.


As Policy Makers the Governing Body and Principal;

 Must ensure that those who have been assigned specific responsibilities in Centre for H&S have been
  identified, this has been communicated, and adequate training or instruction has been given.
 Must ensure that sufficient competent persons are in place to advise the Centre on H&S issues.
 May set H&S targets (with Planners) to improve H&S performance.
 Are required to monitor that the H&S objectives are being met and the Centre is meeting health and
  safety obligations by checking that policies and procedures are implemented in accordance with
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  requirements.
 Seek advice from and receive reports from the KMBC H&S Advisers and their Centre H&S Manager as
  appropriate and take actions as necessary.
 Ensure that the auditing of H&S takes place and that action plans are developed as a result of audit.
 Will ensure that all their decisions reflect the commitment of this policy and promote a positive culture
  towards health, safety and welfare issues.
 Will inform KMBC of any issue which has significant health and safety implications which cannot be
  resolved satisfactorily without their support and involvement.




Planners
Principal                                      Develop the local plans to achieve corporate/Centre
Senior Leadership Team                         health & safety objectives. Develop management
                                               arrangements for the identification of hazards and
Senior operations Manager
                                               control of risks within their area
Governors
Curriculum Leaders
Managers
Site Manager

The Planners will;

 Be familiar with the overall responsibilities laid down for Planners in the Health & Safety Policy
 Take overall responsibility for the day to day health and safety management of the Centre and Centre
  activities taking place outside Centre premises.
 Determine the resources and arrangements needed to manage health and safety effectively as part of
  the Centre planning process.
 Delegate duties associated with the management of health and safety to other members. (It is clearly
  understood by everyone concerned that the delegation of certain duties will not relieve the Principal from
  the overall day to day responsibilities for health and safety within the establishment.)
 As part of their management of health and safety;
     - identify a member of staff who can act as a Health and Safety Manager (see Assisters below)
 Ensure that these staff receive appropriate H&S training.
 Ensure that all staff within the Centre are aware of their responsibilities with regard to Health and Safety
  issues. Where staff have specific duties in health and safety matters (e.g. First Aid/Fire Marshal), this
  should be identified clearly to everyone in the premises.
 Keep up to date with changes or updates in health and safety management by using the KMBC or other
  resources and communications.
 Ensure that suitable and sufficient training, instruction and information is provided when required
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 Set health and safety objectives as part of the Centre planning process.
 Include health and safety in staff objectives where appropriate and assess their performance against
  these objectives regularly.
 Advise Governors of the resources and arrangements needed to manage health and safety effectively as
  part of the Centre planning process.
 Communicate any health and safety actions outlined in the Centre planning process to relevant staff and
  governors.
 Develop management arrangements for the identification of hazards and control of risks (risk
  assessments), ensure these take place and that results are communicated to staff.
 Develop local policies and procedures as necessary for health and safety and ensure they reflect the
  overall KMBC Policy.
 Seek help from the KMBC H&S Adviser or other specialist to ensure that H&S Policy can be
  implemented effectively and advise the GB/PRINCIPAL and/or the KMBC (as necessary) where issues
  arise which cannot be managed at a local level, need additional resources or require external support.
 Take part in and cooperate with any Internal Health and Safety Audit which may be carried out by the
  Directorate H&S Team.
 Advise the GB/PRINCIPAL and others of the results of any H&S monitoring which takes place and of any
  actions required as a result of this.
 Consult with staff as necessary on matters of health and safety which may affect them at work.


Implementers
Principal (also Policy maker, Planner)                Ensure that workplace precautions and safe
Senior Leadership Team (also planners)                systems of work are developed in order to
Senior operations Manager                             identify hazards and control risks. Ensure all
Curriculum Leaders (who may also be planners)         the systems are working effectively
Teaching Staff [Including supply teachers]
Teaching Assistants
Learning Support Staff
Admin Staff
Site Staff

The Implementers will;

 Maintain an understanding of the Health and Safety Policies of the KMBC and those developed within
  school
 Demonstrate commitment to the management of health and safety by:
     - Setting a good example to others
     - Promoting good practice
     - Identifying H&S problems and rectifying them if possible
     - Challenging poor H&S performance or attitudes
     - Communicating regularly about H&S
 Be responsible for and take the lead on implementation of health and safety policies and any
  arrangements which have been developed by the Policy makers and Planners.
 Understand and own the plans in place for H&S as part of the overall Centre planning process monitor
  progress in these areas and advise planners of the results or any deficiencies.
 Ensure that individuals have health and safety objectives as part of their annual review process (these
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  may reflect the overall H&S plans)
 Encourage participation in H&S and ensure that communication about H&S issues takes place.
 Assess new and existing work activities for hazards, ensuring that risk assessments are in place, control
  measures implemented (safe methods of work/Personal Protective Equipment etc) and the results of risk
  assessments communicated.
 Ensure that, where responsibilities for health and safety have been delegated to staff members, these
  roles are properly assigned and understood by employees in their teams/areas.
 Ensure that staff in these roles have received appropriate training.
 Ensure that there is sufficient information, instruction and training and resources available for staff in
  order for them to do their job
 Consult with staff as necessary on matters of health and safety which may affect them at work and
  receive health and safety reports from Health and Safety Representatives, responding as necessary.
 Supervise work adequately to ensure that good health and safety standards are maintained.
 Carry out any reactive monitoring required such as investigation of accidents, near misses and
  occupational illness and ensure the information gained is used to improve H&S in the future.
 Monitor H&S standards at the local level by retaining statistics to identify patterns and trends in events.
 Seek advice from the KMBC H&S Adviser or other specialist as required.
 Make use of other resources provided by the KMBC to promote H&S at work (e.g. intranet
 In addition to the above, Teaching staff are responsible for the health and safety of all students under
  their control whilst involved in organised work activities both on site e.g. classrooms, laboratories,
  workshops etc., and off site e.g. Centre trips.


Senior Operations Manager

In addition to the responsibilities above H & S Mgr specific duties laid down in the KMBC
Health & Safety Policy. These are reproduced here;

1.  To maintain an understanding of KMBC health and safety policy arrangements and the H & S Mgr
    responsibilities detailed within them, and an awareness of relevant premise related health and safety
    legislation, issues and procedures and operating within these requirements;
2. Ensuring the general cleanliness of the premises and that adequate welfare facilities are provided;
3. Arranging for regular inspection of the areas of the premises for which they are responsible to monitor
    that workplace health and safety standards are in effective working order and that a safe means of
    access and egress is maintained;
4. Ensuring that adequate fire safety arrangements and emergency procedures are implemented and
    maintained;
5. Ensuring that plant and equipment is adequately maintained;
6. Ensuring that the records are maintained of plant and equipment maintenance, tests, fire evacuation
    drills, fire officer inspections and fire extinguisher maintenance;
7. Ensuring adequate first aid requirements for the premises are formally assessed and adequate
    provision is made;
8. Ensuring that all premise related hazards are adequately identified, assessed and suitable and
    sufficient control measures implemented and monitored;
9. Undertaking thorough investigation of all premise related accidents/incidents. Ensure the availability of
    an accident book at each premise.
10. Ensuring the adequate provision of health and safety notices and warning signs are prominently
    displayed and comply with the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations;
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11. Ensuring that a copy of the Health and Safety Law Poster is displayed in an accessible location and the
     information on the poster kept up to date;
12. To respond promptly to notification of a defect that could affect the health and safety of building
    occupants/visitors.
13. The health and safety manager is the "appointed person" to take charge of a situation involving injury
    or illness. In his/her absence the senior member of staff on call assumes the responsibility.



Health and Safety Committee

The Centre may chose to establish a Health and Safety Committee which should meet regularly to consider
health and safety planning and organisation, the implementation of policies and to review and monitor
performance. Where Health and safety is integrated into the strategic planning meetings of the Centre a
separate meeting may not be required. It is recommended that H&S is a regular agenda item in these
meetings.
An annual report to the Governing Body outlining achievements against the H&S plan and annual KPI’s
should be considered by Planners and Implementers, the centre’s Health and Safety Manager is
responsible for collating this information for their consideration. As a minimum, the report will contain a
summary of accident and ill health statistics for the current year and may suggest health and safety targets
and priorities for the forthcoming year.




Balfour Beatty Workplace Site Managers

BBW have specific duties laid down in the KMBC Health & Safety Policy, these are reproduced
here;


    1. To control contractors, unless working on the premises, and ensure that hazard information has
       been exchanged and suitable risk control measures implemented;
    2. Ensuring adequate security arrangements are maintained;
    3. Arranging for regular inspection of the areas of the premises for which they are responsible to
       monitor that workplace health and safety standards are in effective working order and that a safe
       means of access and egress is maintained;
    4. Ensuring that adequate fire safety arrangements and emergency procedures are implemented and
       maintained;
    5. Ensuring that plant and equipment is adequately maintained;
    6. Arranging for the regular testing and maintenance of electrical equipment;
    7. Maintaining records of plant and equipment maintenance, tests, fire evacuation drills, fire officer
       inspections and fire extinguisher maintenance;
    8. Maintaining a health and safety file on the premises in relation to any construction work covered by
       the Construction (Design and Maintenance) Regulations and make this available to contractors upon
       requests;


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    9. Ensuring that adequate systems are in place for the management of asbestos and control of
        legionella and excessive water temperatures;
    10. To respond promptly to notification of a defect that could affect the health and safety of building
        occupants/visitors.


Assisters
Senior operations Manager                   Have the authority, independence and competence to
Curriculum Leaders                          advise Directors, Managers and Employees (or their
Health and Safety Advisors                  representatives).
Specialist Technical Staff                  They may also be technical or specialist employees who
                                            have achieved a certain level of health and safety
                                            competency within their specialised field

Assisters act in a supportive role to managers and may use their authority, independence and competence to
advise when required to do so, they will:-

 Be familiar with the responsibilities of Assisters laid down in the KMBC Health & Safety Policy
 Have the core duty to ensure that there is a system established for the management of health and safety –
  this planning and organisation must take place with the Planner(s) and Policy makers as necessary.
 Will keep up to date with Health and Safety issues and changes by making use of resources provided by the
  KMBC to promote H&S at work (e.g. intranet)
 May take on certain functions, within their own department, such as communication, collation of statistics,
  coordination of H&S Evaluation/Audits as directed, but the overall responsibility rests with the Principal.




Employees
Irrespective of their position within the KMBCs structure, everyone is regarded as an employee and
therefore the employee duties within the H&S Policy apply to them.

Employees [including supply & volunteers]

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states:
"It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for the Health and safety of him
or herself and of any other persons who may be affected by his or her actions."

Employees – Irrespective of their position within the KMBC’s & Halewood CFLs structure,
All staff are employees and therefore all the employee responsibilities within the KMBC Health, Safety and
Welfare Policy apply to everyone. All employees in the establishment are aware if the responsibilities of
Employees laid down in the KMBC and Halewood CFL Health & Safety Policy

All employees have general health and safety responsibilities both under criminal and civil law. Staff must
be aware that they are obliged to take care of their own safety and health whilst at work along with that of

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others who may be affected by their actions.

Employees must also co-operate with the governing body and senior management of the Centre so that they may
fulfil any legal requirements placed on them as employers and/or persons in control of premises.

Students

All students must be encouraged to follow all safe working practices and observe all Centre safety rules.
All students will:

 follow all instructions issued by any member of staff in the case of an emergency;
 ensure that they do not intentionally or recklessly interfere with equipment provided for safety purposes
  e.g. fire extinguishers etc.
 inform any member of staff of any situation which may affect their safety.

Visitors

Regular visitors and other users of the premises should observe the safety rules of the school. All visitors
must sign in at reception on arrival and sign out on departure. They should always wear a visitors pass.
Health & safety guidance is available from reception




Part 3
Halewood Arrangements & Procedures for Health & Safety


The following index shows the reference number and where to find the procedures and arrangements that
have been established within our Centre to eliminate or reduce health and safety risks to an acceptable
level and to comply with minimum legal requirements:




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       Reference                                  Title                          Where located
          A01                  Policy Organisation and Arrangements         SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A02                    Information, training and instruction      SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A03.                        Educational Visit - HASPEV            SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A04                  Construction Design and Management           SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A05                      Project Engineering Management           SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A06                                 Maintenance                   SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A07                      General H & S Risk Assessment            SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A08                            Fire Risk Assessment               SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A09                    Educational Visits Risk Assessment         SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A10                  Occupation Health Needs Assessment           SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A11                          New & Expectant Mothers              SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A12                                Young People                   SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A13                                 Agency Staff                  SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A14                                 Contractors                   SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A15                                Lone Workers                   SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A16                              Access and Egress                SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A17                             Signs and Warnings                SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A18                             Traffic Management                SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A19                                    Lighting                   SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A20                                  Ventilation                  SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A21                               Hot Cold Working                SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A22                         Work Station & Ergonomics             SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A23                               Confined Spaces                 SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A24                              Working at Height                SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A25                                    First Aid                  SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A26                                Noise at Work                  SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A27                         Chemicals in the Workplace            SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A28                                   Asbestos                    SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A29                                   Legionella                  SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A30                                    Welfare                    SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A31                    Provision & Use of work Equipment          SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A32                   Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment      SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A33                              Pressure Vehicles                SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A34                          Display Screen Equipment             SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A35              Installations, maintenance & high voltage work   SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A36                             Portable Appliances               SLT Office & VLE under H&S
        A37-A41                              PPE – All types                SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A42                             Energy Consumption                SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A43                             Water Consumption                 SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A44                         Ozone Depleting Substances            SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A45                               Industrial Waste                SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A46                              Hazardous Waste                  SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A47
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          A48                      Crisis Mgt & Emergency Planning          SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A49                  Infectious Disease Epidemic/Pandemic         SLT Office & VLE under H&S
          A50                           Emergency Rest Centres              SLT Office & VLE under H&S
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1.      Accident Reporting, Recording & Investigation -
        In the event of an accident, an accident report form (ARF) must be completed. An ARF 1 must be
        completed if it an employee, an ARF 2 must be completed if it is an non employee and if the
        accident is due to a violent incident an ARF3 must also be completed. Copies of these are available
        on the VLE, main office and from the first aiders. These must be given to Mr L Hogan, Vice Principal
        who will report appropriate accidents to the LA.

2.      Asbestos
        Balfour Beatty Workplace is responsible for asbestos management of the centre. The BBW site
        manager is the lead contact.

3.      Contractors
        All contractors are arranged and managed by Balfour Beatty Workplace. Any work that impacts upon
        the health & safety of the centre must be communicated to Karen Mitchell, Senior Operations
        Manager.

4.     Curriculum Safety
       We subscribe to CLEAPPS for health & safety guidance and resources in Science & Technology.
       Our Science department has a local health & safety policy used to conduct lessons including rules
       for working in the labs for yr 7 & 8 and how to identify the hazard symbols. Year 7s are also given an
       introductory course in safety. All science experiments have risk assessments which can be located
       through staff schemes of work & in a centrally stored electronic file. Room & warehouse risk
       assessments are also stored centrally in an electronic file (paper copies are available in prep room.)

        For D&T all pupils undertake thorough safety induction for each of the machines within the
        department. Each machine in the technology department has a full list of safety rules attached to
        them, including PPE requirements. Each machine is also Fully risk assessed prior to operation.
        Pupils are not allowed into the machine room or to operate the machinery without a member of staff
        present. All D&T activities are documented in risk assessments which can be located in the D&T
        prep room. Only fully qualified staff are allowed to operate specific machinery such as circular saw,
        bandsaw, metal saw, planner thicknesser. Other equipment such as wood lathe, metal lathe, pillar
        drills, bandface sander are available for pupils to use but only with strict supervision of trained staff.
        There is also an annually planned maintenance programme in place which is carried out through
        BBW, this also includes LEV.

        The safety file, which includes updates from CLEAPPS, is located in the science & DT prep rooms.

       We currently follow guidance from “Safe Practice in Physical Education and School Sports” (formally
       BAALPE). There is a local health & safety policy for PE and a central bank of risk assessments
       covering all facilities, equipment and activities. These are updated annually. All new staff and pupils
       undertake an Induction for the fitness suite. All PE staff are qualified to teach trampolining through
       the British Gymnastics Trampolining Coaching Award. All equipment is maintained and inspected
       annually through by BBW.

5.      Drugs & Medications
        We do not administer medication at the centre. However, where pupils have been given permission
        to self-administer, medications can be kept securely in the medical room. The key can be obtained
        at reception by the individual only. This can be organised through a meeting with the relevant
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        pastoral leader.


6.      Electrical Equipment [fixed & portable]
        PAT testing is the responsibility of Balfour Beatty workplace who manage the frequency of
        inspections & record keeping. Any issues can be reported to site manager through centre
        procedures.

7.      Emergency evacuation procedures
        The centre has an emergency evacuation team to liaise with the fire service and manage any
        evacuations. Drills are arranged annually and recorded in the fire manual which is kept in the SLT
        office. The emergency evacuation procedures, with a map of the fire assembly points, can be found
        on the notice boards in the communal areas of the centre and on the VLE. Fire marshalls are
        designated throughout the centre. They can be identified by lists on notice boards in the communal
        areas and during evacuations will be wearing high visibility vests. A record of their training is held in
        the fire manual in the SLT office. Pupils and staff who cannot evacuate unassisted must have a
        PEEP (personal emergency evacuation plan).This can be obtained by the relevant pastoral leader
        for pupils and line manager for staff.

        The fire risk assessment will be undertaken annually by the centre in conjunction with Balfour Beatty
        Workplace. The Senior operations manager is responsible with for actioning any issues arising from
        the risk assessment and liaising with SLT and BBW where necessary. The Fire risk assessment can
        be located in the SLT office.

        BBW is responsible for all emergency systems such as maintenance of fire exits /escape routes,
        maintenance of fire extinguishers, staff, weekly testing of the fire alarm, emergency lighting etc


8.      First Aid
        There are 3 designated first aiders in the centre. Contact details can be found in each communal
        area of the centre. First aid boxes can be found in each room and are audited for supplies each term
        by the first aiders.

9.      Glass & Glazing
        All glass and glazing is part of the school building and therefore the responsibility of Balfour Beatty
        Workplace. BBW have confirmed it is safety glass to the correct standard.

10.     Hazardous Substances (COSHH)
        The centre uses the CLEAPPS service in relation to guidance and resources for hazardous
        substances. All substances have safety data sheets which are available in the science technology
        warehouse. There are risk assessments available in the science technology warehouse for using
        hazardous substances. Substances are appropriately and securely stored with clear labelling.

11.     Health and Safety Advice
        In the first instance advice can be sought from the Senior Operations manager. If required further
        guidance is available on Knowsley’s intranet or through the health & safety team in KMBC. The team
        can be contacted at corporate.safety@knowsley.gov.uk

12.     Housekeeping, cleaning & waste disposal
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        Cleaning, grounds maintenance and waste disposal are managed by the Directorate of
        Neighbourhood Services (DNS)


13.     Handling & Lifting
        Activities involving handling and lifting are limited to designated roles. Risk Assessments are
        undertaken when required and measures put in place to minimise any risk. Manual handling training
        will be offered where appropriate and trollies are available for staff to use. For any major handling
        and lifting, site officers are to be contacted to undertake this.

14.     Jewellery
        Jewellery is not permitted in the centre. This can be dangerous and the centre does not provide
        insurance cover if it is lost or stolen. Small earring studs are the only form of piercing allowed in the
        centre.

15.     Lettings/shared use of premises
        The centre is open from 7am – 10pm and at weekends as it is a community resource. The building is
        managed by Balfour Beatty and community bookings are managed by Knowsley’s Leisure Services
        with health and safety being part of that responsibility.

16.     Lone Working
        As the building is manned by Balfour Beatty at all times, it is unlikely that any school based staff
        would be at risk from lone working. Where this could arise it will be identified through an
        occupational risk assessment and measures put in place to minimise any risk.

17.     Maintenance / Inspection of Equipment (including selection of equipment)
        Balfour Beatty are responsible for the maintenance and inspection of all equipment on site.

18.     Monitoring
        The Senior Operations Manager in conjunction with SLT and curriculum leaders are responsible for
        ensuring that the policy is adhered to by staff. Workplaces will be inspected regularly to monitor
        implementation of the health & safety policy. Progress of actions from the health & safety audit will
        be monitored to ensure they are implemented within the correct timeframe.


19.    Poster on Health and Safety Law
       The Senior Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring this is displayed. It can be found on the
       Health & safety notice board in the main office.

20.     Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
        PPE, where required, has been provided by Balfour Beatty as part of the furnishing of the building.
        Where it is deemed necessary for pupils to wear PPE, they are closely supervised by staff as part of
        the requirements for the operation of the equipment

21.     Reporting Defects
        Any building/facilities-related issues must be recorded in the log book kept in reception. This is
        checked daily by site staff. Any cleaning or waste disposal related issues should be reported to the
        cleaning supervisor who can be contacted via reception. If of an urgent nature, staff should inform

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        the Senior Operations Manager.

22.     Risk Assessments
        Risk Assessments will be developed and reviewed by the appropriate curriculum leader for facilities,
        equipment and activities. For educational visits, the LA has developed template risk assessments
        which are available on the VLE and SLT office for visits leaders to amend where appropriate.

23.     Educational Visits
        The centre has an educational visits policy which can be located in the VLE. This details the
        procedure and also forms required to hold an educational visit. Any member of staff wishing to take
        pupils on an educational trip must complete the required documentation, including risk assessments
        and submit them to the Vice Principal for approval. Any residential trips must be submitted to
        Governors 2 terms in advance. Any category 2 trips (residential, high risk activities) must be notified
        to the LA. Template risk assessments are available on the PLE, Knowsley intranet site, SLT office or
        through the trips and visits administrator.

24.     Centre Transport – e.g. minibuses
        We currently do not have any centre minibuses. Where there is agreed transport as part of
        curriculum delivery, this must be through the LA transport to abide by safeguarding procedures.
        Pupils must not travel unaccompanied and taxis must only be used in exceptional circumstances –
        these can be ordered through reception.

25.     Smoking
        This is a no smoking site. There are signs visible at the entrance and anyone caught smoking on site
        will be asked to extinguish their cigarette and move off site. This includes the car park.

26.     Staff Consultation and Communication
        Health & safety is discussed at SLT and a health &safety committee is being organised. Staff who
        have H&S concerns can contact the senior operations manager directly. Information about Health &
        safety can be found on the health & safety notice board in the main office and in communal areas
        and VLE.

27.     Stress and staff Well-being
        The centre has a stress policy, in line with the LA policy. Staff can be referred to occupational health
        for support and counselling.

28.     Supervision
        Duty arrangements at break and lunchtime are co-ordinated by a Mr E Jones with input from SLT;
        The safety of pupils in classrooms, laboratories, workshops and sports areas is the responsibility of
        class teachers, and Curriculum Leaders should draw up written statements of arrangements
        covering any special requirements in their areas. All staff have enhanced CRB checks. Any regular
        visitors have to provide their CRB information in advance of them coming on to site. Visitors are not
        be left alone with pupils. Information on safeguarding is available for visitors at reception.

29.     Training and Development
        All staff have a health & safety briefing on the first day of term. Health & safety is discussed in more
        detail during the induction for new staff. Both are conducted by the senior operations manager.
        Curriculum based Health & safety is dealt with by curriculum leaders where relevant, and any

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        training requirements identified through CPD reviews.

30.     Use of VDU’s / Display Screen Equipment
        Workstation and DSE assessments are available for staff who use their PCs regularly for a
        significant part of their work. These are available through Knowsleys intranet. Any concerns or
        issues can be raised directly with the Senior operations manager. Staff are encouraged to take
        regular breaks from the screens and these breaks are scheduled for some staff who are deemed
        most vulnerable. Staff can access eye tests through the LA if experiencing problems with eyes and
        adjusting the workstation does not relieve these issues. The form is available through Knowsleys
        intranet.

31.     Vehicles on Site
        There is a car park at the front of the building which can be used for vehicles, including small
        deliveries. Larger deliveries, such as food deliveries, and waste collection must be made outside of
        school hours. Where this can not be arranged, they must not be during peaks time of pupil
        movement, i.e. before 9am, 10.55 – 11.15, 1.15 -2.00, 3.00 – 3.30pm. Where vehicles are reversing,
        someone must be guiding the vehicle and access must be arranged with the site manager.
        Alternative access is being finalised following completion of phase 3 of the build of the centre. This
        will mean all deliveries and bin collection will be via rear access, not through the front of the school
        site.

32.     Violence to Staff / Centre Security
        Access to the building is controlled via swipe cards on all external doors to prevent unauthorised
        access. Any visitors must present photographic identification; sign in at reception and wear a visitor’s
        badge. Visitors are collected by the relevant member of staff and are accompanied at all times.
        Information for visitors is also available at reception. The centre also employs a security guard who
        patrols the car parks and front of the centre. The centre also has a police officer based on site to
        support staff, pupils and the community. Any incidents of threats or violence (both verbal and
        physical) must be reported on the ARF3 accident report form and given to the Vice Principal.

33.     Working at Height
        The centre staff do not have access to ladders. Any working at height is carried out by the site
        officers and therefore this is the responsibility of Balfour Beatty.

34.    Water Hygiene
       This is the responsibility of Balfour Beatty workplace. The lead contact is the site manager.

36.    Work Experience
       Our Careers & Enterprise manager is responsible for organising work placements. This includes
       assessing the potential place of work, arrangements for induction of pupils, supervision of pupils and
       monitoring of placement.




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Local Health and Safety Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

It is important that managers can monitor the health and safety performance of their premises
in order to determine where progress is being made and where further actions and resources
may be required.


       Accident statistics, including nature of accident, location of accident, category (i.e.
        minor and RIDDOR reportable.)
       Number of Health & Safety building related issues raised to BBW & rectification period
       Number of Health & Safety cleaning related issues raised to DNS & rectification period
       Health & safety training carried out for all staff annually
       Fire Marshall training carried out annually
       Fire Drills carried out annually
       Review of risk assessments annually, or if any changes occur.



The KMBC Health Safety and Welfare Policy also requires feedback on certain KPI’s more
details of these can be obtained from your Health and Safety Adviser.




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