At Ashby Knight we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all of our Students. This is the responsibility of every adult employed by Ashby Knight Tuition Ltd.
- Our aim is to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work for all involved with the life of the centre.
- It is the intention of Ashby Knight to provide such information, training and supervision as is needed by staff to meet this purpose.
- We accept our responsibility for the health and safety of other people who may be affected by our activities.
- The responsibility for safety matters rests with everyone working within the centre, even though the allocation of specific duties for health and safety matters and particular arrangements may formally rest with others.
- The allocation of duty for safety issues and the arrangements which we make to implement the policy are set out in this document.
- The policy will be kept up to date, particularly if the centre changes in size, layout or with the provision of new items of equipment and the introduction of different methods of working.
- To ensure that the policy is updated, there will be a regular review of the document by the Management Team
The overall responsibility for health and safety in the centre is that of the Director of Learning, Mr Ashfaq Ali, who can be contacted via e-mail at [email protected]
The following members of staff are responsible for particular areas.
Centre Manager – premises safety management; day to day care issues
Caretaker – checking, daily cleaning of toilets and washbasins; waste disposal, the emptying of bins and keeping areas free of litter and debris
First Aiders – the initial treatment of students and staff, either as a result of an accident or illness, if it warrants the first aider’s intervention – as decided by the person with initial contact: i.e. tutor, receptionist etc. When in doubt a First Aider should always be involved
Tutors – their classroom safety – including the safe stacking and storage of books and equipment; regular monitoring of any teaching equipment used; pastoral care; and adequate supervision of any area occupied by their students
All Staff – keeping exits clear – no obstacles should be placed to obstruct an easy exit from individual areas or near the final exit points from the building; or be positioned in such a way as to impede clear access to other locations around the building.
In the event of an accident, a First Aider will take the appropriate action, the accident book will be completed and relevant persons informed.
Contractors and Visitors to the Centre
- All contractors and visitors must report to reception, where they must sign in.
- They are then escorted to the relevant area of the centres by a member of staff
- Discussion will take place as to what hazards or risks may be present, and steps must be taken to ensure the safety of all those in the building.
- Members of staff are more aware of the hazards presented to children than many of the visitors & contractors working within the centre and must report anything they believe constitutes a risk and take appropriate action
Electrical Equipment and other Machinery
- Every member of staff has the primary responsibility to ensure that all electrical equipment, plugs and cables in use anywhere in the centre are safe and are correctly employed.
- If faults are discovered then the plug, cable and/or item of equipment should be immediately taken out of service.
- Details of the fault should be reported to the Centre Manager
- Where portable items of equipment are employed, the equipment and cables should be positioned in such a manner as to minimise risk to other users of the building.
- All equipment employed within the centre should be used safely and in line with the manufacturer’s conditions of use.
- All equipment employed within the centre should be monitored by the staff using it and any faults or apparent dangers should be immediately reported to the Centre Manager. On receipt of this fault notice, it is our policy to address these issues through an approved contractor and have the item repaired or replaced. The faulty piece of equipment should be marked accordingly and taken out of service
Any breaches of this policy must be reported to the Director of Learning who will take action accordingly.