Statement of Health and Safety Policy
Exchange 2 believes that ensuring that the health and safety of young people, workers, volunteers and visitors is essential.
All workers and volunteers are to be made aware of the health and safety policies and will be supported to attend any relevant training courses, e.g. First Aid.
A risk assessment of the environment and all activities is to be undertaken. These assessments are to be recorded on file.
A First Aid Kit is made available and is to be checked bimonthly by a competent person. These checks are to be recorded on file. The Kit is to be restocked after use.
All accidents and incidents are to be recorded on file.
A qualified First Aider must attend any Off-Site Trips.
Fire instructions are to be on display and three-monthly fire drills undertaken. These are to be recorded on file.
Fire extinguishers and exits must be visually checked before each session. Fire extinguishers must be inspected annually by a competent contractor. These inspections are to be recorded on file.
Fire detectors/alarms are to be checked for functioning bimonthly and are to be checked annually by a competent person. These checks are to be recorded on file.
All portable electrical equipment must be inspected annually by a competent person. A competent person must check any electrical item brought into the building before use. All electrical equipment must be logged and this kept on file.
All cleaning materials must be locked away and stored according to the manufacturer's instructions. These materials are only to be used by a competent person.
All Off-Site visits are to be appropriate to the age and gender of the young people and appropriately risk assessed in writing to be recorded on file. Parents/guardians and young people are to be informed in advance in writing of the itinerary. Parents/guardians of each young person must complete and return a consent form including emergency contact details in advance of the trip. If such a consent form is not returned the young person will not be able to participate in the visit. These consent forms are to be kept on file and emergency contact details left with the trustee responsible for Health and Safety or their nominee.
Adequate insurance to cover participants, workers, volunteers and visitors must be verified.
All sessions must be appropriately risk assessed by the person in charge.
Outside doors are to remain unlocked at all times when the building is occupied.
This policy was adopted on: 23-Apr-2014
Date to be reviewed: 23-Jul-2016