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Health & Safety Policy Statement

This is the Health and Safety policy statement of Sparklers Pre-School.

Part 1: Statement of Intent


Our Health and Safety Policy is to:


  • Prevent accidents and cases of work related ill health

  • Manage health and safety risks in our preschool

  • Provide information and adequate training to ensure employees are competent to do their work

  • Provide personal protective equipment

  • Provide and maintain safe play areas and equipment

  • Ensure safe handling and use of substances

  • Implement emergency procedures including evacuation in case of fire or incident

  • Review and revise this policy regularly


Part 2: Responsibilities for Health and Safety


  1. Overall and final responsibility for health and safety: Darren Mogg, Chair of Committee

  2. Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice: Sarah Hodges, Pre-School Supervisor

  3. To ensure Health and Safety standards are maintained/improved, the following people have responsibility: All staff on duty

  4. All employees should:

  • co-operate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters;

  • take reasonable care of their own health and safety; and

  • report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person (as detailed above).


Part 3: Arrangements for Health and Safety 


Risk Assessment


  • We complete relevant risk assessments and take action

  • We will review risk assessments when working habits or conditions change

  • All staff will read and sign to say they've understood risk assessments

  • Risk assessments are published on our website for parents / visitors to see

  • We ensure that any blind cords are secured safely and do not pose strangulation risk for young children.

Training

* All staff will undertake early years level 2 health and safety training.

* All staff ensure all resources are stored or stacked safely to prevent them accidentally falling or collapsing.

* We provide safe equipment for adults to use when they need to reach up to store equipment / change displays. Staff are encouraged to use this equipment.

Consultation

* Health and safety policy reviews, risk assessments reviews and any health and safety issues will be discussed formally at staff meetings and informally as they arise.

* We explain some health and safety issues to the parents of new children, so that they understand the part played by these issues in the daily life of the setting.

* We make children aware of health and safety issues through discussions, planned activities, routines and our golden rules.

Evacuation

* All escape routes are well signed and kept clear at all times.

* Evacuation plans are tested regularly, recorded and updated if necessary.

* We operate a no-smoking policy.

This Policy was adopted by Sparklers Pre-School

Signatory:

Sarah Hodges

Role of Signatory:

Pre-School Supervisor

Issue Date:

January 2022

Next Review Date:

January 2023

This Policy was approved by Sparklers Pre-School Committee

Signatory:

Darren J. Mogg

Role of Signatory:

Chairman