Health and Safety Policy

 

 

St. Joseph’s RC Primary School

Health and Safety policy 

 

 

 

Mission Statement

 Here in St. Joseph’s, where every aspect of school life is built upon Gospel values, we seek to create an atmosphere, supported through prayer and worship, whereby everyone who has an interest in our community can feel valued and believe their happiness is the pursuit of all, as we grow closer to Jesus Christ.

 

Through a curriculum that supports the holistic development of each child, by encouraging them to reach their full potential, we will maintain high quality education within the resources available. We will seek to develop the necessary links with home and parish so that all are available to participate as members in the wider community.

 

 

Introduction

This policy provides the framework for health and safety provision at St.Joseph’s RC Primary School.  It concurs with the City of Sunderland’s Corporate Health and Safety Policy and seeks to make clear how health and safety will be managed locally.

 

Rationale

Health and Safety is an important consideration for our school.  The Governors and Headteacher recognise and accept their responsibilities to provide and maintain, so far as is reasonably practicable, a safe and caring environment for children, staff and all our visitors.  All personal data/information maintained in this respect will be held in the strictest confidence inline with relevant legislations.

 

Aims

  • To provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions taking account of any statutory requirements.
  • To provide and maintain accommodation, equipment and systems of work that are without risk to health
  • To provide training and instruction to enable employees to perform their work safely and efficiently
  • To make available safety equipment and protective clothing as necessary for the job/task

 

In order to achieve the policy objectives, all employees have a duty to co-operate by adhering to the procedures and observing any supplementary/associated policy and guidelines.

 

It is in everyone’s interests to help maintain the good health and safety record that exists at the school.

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

 

Governors

The Governing Body shares with the Local Authority overall responsibility for health and safety.  For its part the governing body will:

 

  • Ensure health and safety has a high profile
  • Ensure adequate resources for health and safety are available to carry out remedial work and to employees and visitors to our school
  • Consider health and safety matters at Governing Body meetings at least once per term.
  • Carry out an annual inspection of the school and report to the Headteacher and site supervisor any health and safety issues jointly agreeing a plan of action

 

The Headteacher will:

  • Develop a health and safety culture throughout the school
  • Take day to day operational decisions
  • Ensure staff are aware of their responsibilities and identify training needs
  • Monitor compliance with safety rules and safe systems of work
  • Draw up health and safety procedures
  • Monitor effectiveness of procedures
  • Record any potential hazards, accidents or near miss situations
  • Assess workplace risks, where necessary reducing them to an acceptable level and reporting significant findings to Governors with details of actions taken
  • Work with staff from the Local Authority’s Corporate Health and Safety Unit when they carry out a programmed safety audit of the school site and implement any recommendations that may be required.
  • Incorporate a separate Health and Safety section in their termly report to Governors

 

The Deputy Headteacher will assume responsibility in the absence of the Headteacher.

 

All staff will:

  • Support the implementation of health and safety arrangements
  • Work safely and efficiently and in accordance with any training given.
  • Take reasonable care of themselves and others
  • Use equipment and items of personal protection so that they can carry out work safely and meet statutory obligations.
  • Report incidents or hazards that may lead to injury or damage to the Headteacher
  • Observe the safety rules and comply with legislation
  • Not misuse equipment or endanger themselves or others by their actions
  • Safely store or remove immediately after use any item which, though necessary for a task could cause damage or injury to others if used without appropriate supervision.
  • Report all accidents and damage in their work area to the Headteacher at the time of the occurrence whether a person has been injured or not.
  • Record shortcomings in equipment/setting in the site supervisors Maintenance Log held in the school office.
  • Ensure as far as is reasonably practicable that their classroom or work area is safe.

 

Special Responsibilities of Teachers/Supervisory Staff

The safety of pupils in the classroom, and during all other school activities is the responsibility of the class teacher or person in charge of the group.

 

Such persons are expected to:

  • Exercise effective supervision of pupils
  • Ensure that they have addressed any potential emergencies, where necessary familiarising pupils of the procedures
  • Give clear instructions and warnings as often as may be necessary
  • Set an example by using safe working methods and abiding by any safety rules
  • Ensure that where personal protection is required for themselves or for pupils, that it is worn, kept in good condition and replaced as necessary
  • Make recommendations for additions or improvements where problems or risks are identified.

 

 

Safety Arrangements

 

 

 

Training

Relevant and appropriate health and safety training will be provided for staff. Refresher courses will be timetabled and an up to date register of courses attended by staff will be kept. New staff members and workplace trainees will be given specific induction in health and safety matters relevant to school.

 

Risk Assessments

General risk assessments are carried out annually by the Headteacher, Mr D. Groark, Mr J. Farrer, site supervisor and Mr S Thomas link governor for Health and Safety

 

Risk assessments are recorded on the Local Authority pro-forma HSRA2.

 

In addition to the duties placed on the Headteacher for the monitoring and amelioration of risk on a day to day basis, each member of staff has a duty to consider potential dangers/hazards in given situations for themselves and in particular for the children for whom they have responsibility.

 

The Headteacher will ensure that staff are made aware of the significant findings of any assessment affecting them or their work activities and retain up to date master copies on file and include in the annual Staff Handbook.

 

Control and Management of Contractors

Responding to Diocesan and Local Authority guidelines, the Governors will use the services of a recommended Diocesan Surveyor or a City of Sunderland approved contractor, for work projects carried out on site.  The Headteacher will ensure that contractors maintain adequate arrangements to protect school staff, pupils and visitors from any hazards generated by their work whilst on site. Contractors will be notified that the school is asbestos free.

 

The Headteacher will present any concern directly with the responsible person for the contractor onsite.  If an issue is not resolved the Headteacher will present the issue to the appointed surveyor.

 

Computers

All staff and children should take regular breaks when using the computers for extended amount of time.  The government recommend that staff take a 5-10 minutes break for every 50-60 minutes working on a computer.  The break means doing a different type of work for that time.  The computer screens for children and staff should be at eye level to avoid injury.  Children and adults should sit with feet flat on the floor to avoid injury.

 

Only adults should remove the plug from the socket on the laptop trolleys and remove the laptops to avoid the children getting an electrical shock.  All computer wires should be tucked away safely to avoid accident and injury.

 

Equipment

Any equipment in school should be used safely and for its intended purpose only.

 

Equipment identified as defective should be taken out of use immediately and labelled accordingly.  The Headteacher and/or site supervisor should be informed immediately in order that arrangements for repairs or replacement can be made swiftly.

 

No second hand equipment must be introduced to school without the agreement of the Headteacher.

 

All staff have a duty to visually check all equipment such as electrical items, science and PE equipment to ensure they are safe for use.

 

Electrical sockets should be switched off before a plug is removed

 

Fire fighting equipment and alarm systems are maintained via an annual contract.

 

PE equipment is maintained via an annual contract with the Local Authority

 

Hazardous substances, such as cleaning materials etc are kept locked in appropriate storage areas.

 

Lifting and Moving

All staff are required to avoid risks associated with manual handling operations that cannot be avoided. This risk is universal and applies to manual and clerical tasks. In normal circumstances Mr J. Farrer, site supervisor, is the person designated to use equipment for the movement of loads. A simple checklist can be used to consider the risk in cases of manual handling.

 

Staff need to bear in mind the advice given in the corporate policy regarding the movement and lifting of objects i.e.

  • Assessment of the load
  • Correct position of feet
  • Straight back
  • Good grip
  • Arms close into the body
  • Avoid twisting movements and overreaching
  • Use of body weight
  • Team lifting

 

They need to be aware of these issues when managing pupils in the movement of PE equipment.

 

Each child should be taught how to lift and move equipment.  Techniques should be revised at least each year with your new class.

 

Children should be stationed at the corners of each piece of equipment and a leader of the group says when the lift should start.

 

Accident and Incident Reporting

All accidents and work related injuries to both employees and pupils must be reported to the Headteacher and details recorded on the appropriate forms held in the main school office.

 

An Incident Reporting form ((IR1) form is to be filled in for fatalities and injuries, other than minor, which require hospital treatment. Major injury accidents and those resulting in over 3 days absence must be made known to the Headteacher who is responsible for informing the Local Authority representatives in accordance with the Reporting of injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995.

 

In the case of injuries to pupils of any nature, parents are informed via a written note (St. Joseph’s ‘Accident Record Sheet’), detailing what has happened, where and the action taken. This is to be signed by the first aider giving treatment. With injuries, which cause concern, parents/emergency contacts are telephoned with a view to seeking hospital treatment or pupils going home to recover.

 

Any instance of abuse or of violence against a member of staff must be reported to the Headteacher immediately and an Incident Reporting form (IR1) completed.  If the abuse or violence is from an adult the Headteacher will either write to the parent/carer or ask them to come into school for a meeting.  The Headteacher has the right to ban that adult from school premises.

 

Parents/Carers who come into school in an aggressive manner, should never be seen by staff unless another adult is present.

 

General Safety

All staff have a responsibility to be mindful of their own safety when putting up displays and moving equipment and furniture.

 

Staff should not climb on chairs or tables nor use a stepladder unless they have undertaken ladder safety training.

 

Both staff and children should take care when moving or lifting equipment.  Children should be supervised when moving equipment and furniture around the school.

 

Staff should note the position of sensors when fixing displays and ensure that displays and posters are firmly fixed.  After 2 false alarms police will refuse to attend any security alerts.

 

Stress

The Governors and Headteacher recognise their responsibilities towards addressing issues from work related stress. Any member of staff who feels they may be suffering from stress should discuss their concerns with the Headteacher as soon as possible. The Headteacher will seek advice from Occupational Health, Personnel or Corporate Health and Safety as appropriate and make staff aware of the relevant sources of support.

 

First Aid

(See First Aid Policy)

School staff are expected to take reasonable action as responsible adults, to deal with injuries that children sustain until the child can, if necessary, receive professional medical treatment.

 

If the qualified first aider judges that outside medical treatment is required an ambulance may be summoned. In the case of an emergency requiring outside medical facilities i.e. an ambulance, the following procedure is to be adopted:

 

  1. Alert the first aider
  2. Inform the Headteacher
  3. Normally the Headteacher (or office manager) acting on advice will telephone for an ambulance.

In their absence the Deputy Head will telephone.

 

If someone requires first aid treatment on the premises, that person, if they can be moved, should be taken to the medical area or any other convenient safe location for first aid treatment.  If there is any doubt about the safety of moving a casualty, the individual ought to give first aid on the spot. A member of staff should remain with the person at all times on those circumstances where help is needed. A qualified first aider should be summoned to attend immediately.

 

When a person has collapsed, apart from those known to be prone to fainting, an ambulance MUST be called and the person must be taken to hospital for examination. A first aider should be called whilst the ambulance is awaited and a member of staff should accompany the person to hospital. Parents must be informed.

 

In the absence of the first aider, any teacher who has undertaken the half day emergency first aid course is enabled to exercise his/her discretion in applying life saving skills, where there is suspicion of a life threatening situation: e.g. where a pupil is unconscious, breathing should be checked and if this is functioning, he/she should be placed in the recovery position and kept warm.

 

Depending on the severity/ cause of the injury, accidents are recorded on the IR1 form held in the main school office. In the case of minor bumps and grazes, St. Joseph’s Accident Record Sheet may be used. Copies of all forms are to be retained.

 

First Aid boxes are located in the MI Room located on the ground floor and the nursery setting.

A trained first aider has responsibility for ensuring that the first aid boxes are suitably stocked.

 

For trained paediatric first aiders and  first aiders:  – (Refer to Appendices 4 (First Aid Certificates).

 

 

Staff should make use of appropriate safety equipment and protective clothing at all times. Disposable gloves should always be worn for protection when dealing with blood and then be disposed of in the medical bin.

 

A portable first aid box MUST be taken on school journeys. These are stored in the MI Room as well as other items required to be on hand during journeys.

 

Medication in School

(see Medication in School Policy)

Several staff are able to administer medication under very strict guidelines. The school has a clear policy and procedures in place for this, which must be adhered to at all times. Parents must contact school and formally meet with one of the two Identified Persons before any authorisation will be given. Any authorised medication in school must be stored securely in either the drugs cabinets or medical fridge as appropriate. Drugs cabinets are located in the MI Room on the ground floor and the Food Technology Room on the first floor. The medical fridge is located in the laundry area just off the MI Room.

It is the responsibility of class teachers to ensure children have access to inhalers/medicines on any off site visits.

 

Control of Hazardous Substances

The site supervisor and cleaning staff only use cleaning materials for which we have safety data sheets and COSHH assessment sheets. Staff should not bring cleaning materials or any other substances in from outside of school.

 

The site supervisor is responsible for maintaining the COSHH file for products and substances used in school. Any staff requests for materials not routinely held in school MUST be made through the Headteacher.

 

Kitchen Plant Maintenance

The school has an agreement with the Local Authority to maintain and service the kitchen plant and equipment. Any plant or equipment that the school purchase themselves will also be subject to a regular maintenance contract.

 

Portable Electrical Appliances

The Headteacher will arrange for formal testing of all portable electrical equipment including leads and plugs on an annual basis.  The site supervisor will be responsible for ensuring that records are maintained.

 

Staff are responsible for carrying out visual checks before using any equipment, for reporting defective items and for ensuring that they are taken out of use until repaired or disposed of.

 

No electrical equipment must be brought into school without the knowledge/agreement of the Headteacher.  Any electrical equipment used outside must be attached to the electric supply through an RCD and any lead should be covered and secured to allow safe passage over the wire.

 

Hazard reporting

The site supervisor is responsible for carrying out checks in the following areas:-waste disposal; playing fields; school grounds; boiler house.  Any faults or hazards which he is not deemed competent to rectify should be reported to the Headteacher.  The site supervisor will also inspect monthly all ladders used in the school and record findings.  In addition, all employees have a duty to report any hazard or potential risk to the Headteacher or site supervisor who will arrange repair and where necessary take temporary safety measures.

 

Disposal of Waste

All persons must ensure that materials, substances or items are disposed of in a safe manner and in accordance with legislation relating to health and safety, the environment and pollution.

 

Smoking

The school has a NO SMOKING policy which all staff and visitors are asked to comply with at all times. No smoking signs are visible on entering the school grounds and buildings.

 

Asbestos

All contractors will be notified that St. Joseph’s new school (opened February 2016) is asbestos free. The Headteacher and site supervisor hold confirmation of this, should it be requested.

 

Legionella

A contractor appointed by Sunderland City Council undertakes monthly checks of water temperatures. The site supervisor is responsible for flushing little used outlets on a weekly basis and all outlets during school holidays. Tanks are serviced and cleaned annually if required. An updated Legionella Assessment was received 17th March 2016 and the site supervisor maintains the required flush logs.

 

Lone Working

(see Lone Worker Policy)

All staff should avoid lone working whenever possible by arranging for a colleague to also be on site. Where lone working is unavoidable, staff must comply fully with all guidance set out in the school’s Lone Worker Policy.

 

Anyone lone working on a regular basis should be equipped with a personal mobile phone.

 

When two or more people work late, they should try to leave the building together.

 

Cars should be parked as close as possible to the access doors.

 

Where possible staff should let someone know if they will not be home at their usual time and what time they can be expected.

 

Visitors

Appropriate signage directing visitors to the main office will be maintained. Visitors are required to sign in and wear a visitor’s badge whilst on site. The school will provide essential health and safety information for visitors in the form of information on the back of their visitor’s badge and signage around the premises.

 

Intruders

It is the responsibility of all staff to request information from anyone in the building who is not accompanied by a member of staff, whose visit has not been previously indicated by a member of staff or who is not wearing a recognised school identity or visitor’s badge.

 

Where intruders are present outside the building, supervising staff should, if in doubt, bring children back into the building and inform senior staff in order to resolve the problem. Police will be called where there is a concern.

 

Work Experience

The school welcomes and supports students on works experience. All placements are formally arranged with recognised providers. The school will make available information to students on placements according to their status and the length of their placement. All students will be asked to sign to indicate receipt of documentation.

 

Offsite Activities

(see Educational Visits Policy)

All such visits are planned well in advance. Staff organising visits are responsible for recording risk assessments for each visit and ensuring that these risk assessments are checked and signed by the Headteacher. A register of attendees with contact numbers and relevant medical information is provided for each staff group leader. At least one mobile phone is taken on each visit and more if groups separate during the activities. Where road transport is used, insurances will be checked. If more than one vehicle is used, lists of adults and children in each vehicle will be carried by a member of staff in that vehicle, with persons being marked off as they board coach A or B etc. A portable first aid kit will be carried on each offsite visit.

 

 

 

Visits to Farms

Staff will plan well ahead of a proposed visit to a farm to ensure that it is suitable in that the establishment has facilities such as toilets and wash basins, including warm running water, soap and paper towels. Also a place for pupils to have their refreshments away from the location of the animals.

 

These facilities are vital since diseases and illnesses can be passed on when there is an absence of basic hygiene.

 

Critical Incidents

(see Critical Incidents Policy)

St. Joseph’s Primary School is committed to good preventative practice to minimise risks to pupils, staff and visitors. Unforeseen hazards may well occur, however, and the school has developed a framework for contingency planning in order to respond to any significant incident requiring the assistance of the Emergency Services and/or Sunderland City Council or others. The Headteacher will communicate with all relevant parties, deploy staff as necessary to manage the situation/ensure the safety of all concerned, keep a simple log of all events and actions and arrange support as appropriate for pupils and staff.

 

Maintenance of Heating Plant

The Heating Plant is subject to maintenance and inspection by the City of Sunderland Property Services section every year under a service level agreement. Copies of service records are held as follows by the site supervisor:

  • Electrical Inspection
  • Building Safety Inspection

 

Boiler Plant and Electrical Intake Rooms must not be used as storage areas and are out of bounds for pupils and staff. These areas are identified by safety signage and kept locked at all times.

 

Fire Safety

Staff must ensure that fire escape routes and final exit doors are kept clear at all times. Artwork must not cover emergency signage or fire alarm call points.

 

Fire evacuation practices are carried out every term and procedures revised when necessary. The site supervisor undertakes a weekly fire alarm test and is also responsible for monthly checks of emergency lighting and fire extinguishers. These are also checked quarterly by Sunderland city Council as part of our service level agreement. Records are kept of all fire safety checks. Both the site supervisor and Headteacher have been trained in the use of fire extinguishers, but the prime responsibility remains to evacuate in the event of a fire and not fight it.

 

The school has trained fire wardens who ensure that the building is empty in the event of a fire. The evacuation route for each area of the school is displayed in that location.

 

If a fire is discovered, the following procedures should be carried out: –

 

  1. Sound the nearest fire alarm. Staff should refer to and familiarise themselves with the nearest fire alarm points identified on the Emergency Exit Route Plans displayed in their classroom/teaching area.

 

  1. Notify the Headteacher immediately.

 

  • The Headteacher, or office manager if he is unavailable, will be responsible for calling the fire brigade immediately.

 

  • If it is possible the fire should be tackled using the appropriate appliances WITHOUT TAKING PERSONAL RISKS. Appointed staff should proceed according to the instruction on the appliances.

 

  • All other persons must evacuate the building IMMEDIATELY

 

Evacuation

  1. All doors should be closed.
  2. All classes should leave the building by the nearest available exit, or as directed, and proceed in a quiet and orderly manner to the assembly point and await instructions.

 

Exits

It would be usual for classes to use the exits detailed in Appendix 2: –

 

Assembly Points

Designated assembly points include:

  • The field
  • At the front of the school – next to staff car park.

 

Registers will be distributed and children checked against the class list. (The secretary will take the registers out and she in turn will hand them on). The signing in books will also be taken out to check all authorised adults on the premises. In the interests of health and safety, staff are required to sign out if they leave the premises during the school day and sign in on re-entry.

 

Staff should accept responsibility for the safety of visitors, such as parent helpers, and instruct them to go to the nearest point of escape. Those staff not responsible for children at the time of the emergency should go to the assembly point.

 

Quick and easy evacuation is of paramount importance. Therefore valuable time SHOULD NOT be wasted in collecting personal belongings.

 

If there is to be prolonged evacuation of the building and entrance cannot be regained, arrangements are in place to move to the Diamond Hall Infant and Junior School site.

 

Under no circumstances should anyone re-enter the building until permission has been given by the fire officer in charge.

Staff Requirements

  • All staff are required to study the fire procedures which are displayed in all rooms/areas of the school
  • All staff are required to be familiar with all the means of escape (displayed in all rooms/areas of the school) in case of fire and to ensure that staircases, doorways and other escape routes are clear from obstruction at all times.
  • All staff are required to carry out safe practices to prevent the possibility of fire.
  • Nursery staff are responsible for opening the shutter to the EYFS outdoor area on arrival at school. The shutter key MUST be kept in situ in the lock.
  • The key to the nursery gate MUST be kept on the same ring as the key to the nursery shutters at all times. In the event of a fire evacuation, nursery staff are responsible for using this key to open the nursery gate.
  • Office staff are responsible for unlocking the side gate.
  • Staff are instructed NOT TO USE THE LIFT in the event of a fire.
  • Kitchen staff are responsible for opening the gate on the service road with the emergency key. This key MUST be kept in situ in the cabinet provided on the kitchen staff corridor.
  • No electrical equipment (e.g. laptops) is to be left switched on overnight. All staff are responsible for checking compliancy in their teaching/cleaning spaces.
  • All staff are required to keep vision panels clear at all times.
  • Current wooden bookcases, (see Appendix 12 Fire Risk assessment July 2016), on each corridor are acceptable – one on each of the lower and upper corridors. No additional furniture/sources of ignition to be placed on corridors.

 

Personal Evacuation Plan (PEEP)

A Personal Evacuation Plan (PEEP) will be drawn up to meet the needs of any individual who requires one. This will be a bespoke plan to meet individual needs.

 

Playground safety

Children are supervised by teaching staff at break-times, mornings and afternoons. During lunchtime seven supervisory assistants are employed to oversee pupils in the dining room and all play yards.

 

Staff make pupils aware of potential hazards within the infant and junior yards and remain diligent in overseeing play when on duty. Supervisory assistants are also aware of the need to be diligent about dangerous play or potential hazardous situations. When the garden is out of use then large team games are restricted.

 

Teaching and non-teaching staff are asked to bring issues of risk to the attention of staff representatives and the Headteacher.

 

Hot drinks are not allowed out on to the playgrounds.

 

The site supervisor will undertake monthly visual checks of the ‘jungle climber’ and adventure trail play equipment, using the appropriate checklist (Appendix 3). Any issues of risk will be brought to the attention of the Headteacher immediately. The site supervisor will liaise with the Headteacher and business manager to ensure an annual inspection and service maintenance agreement is in place.

 

 

Jewellery

The wearing of jewellery and nail varnish is not permitted. A watch may be worn by older pupils if it has the pupil’s name identified on it and is not of any great value.

 

Physical Education

Staff have a duty to be aware of the health and safety requirements regarding safe play and the use of apparatus contained in the PE policy. Our school PE kit  should be worn by pupils and staff should change their footwear as a minimum requirement. Teachers should, wherever possible, change into appropriate clothing. This sets a good example to children and allows a greater degree of manoeuvrability for demonstrating skills, or accessibility to a child should an accident occur.

 

The Headteacher will liaise with the school business manager and site supervisor to ensure an annual inspection of PE apparatus is undertaken by an external specialist company.

 

Associated Policies

The following policies and procedures are related to this policy and should be read in conjunction with it:

 

Medication in School

First Aid

Lone Working

Critical Incidents

Safeguarding Children

Educational Visits

Physical Education

 

All staff are expected to comply fully with the requirements of this policy and associated procedures. Failure to do so may be a disciplinary offence

 

Review

The Governing Body will review this policy annually. The governors may, however, review the policy earlier than this, if the government introduces new regulations, or if the Governing Body receives recommendations on how the policy might be improved.

 

Appendices

 

  1. Fire Safety information contained in the Staff Handbook

 

 

  1. Emergency Exit Routes

 

 

  1. Checklist for large outdoor play equipment

 

 

  1. First Aid Certificates

 

 

  1. Other Health and Safety Training Certificates / Confirmation of Training

 

 

 

Appendix 1:                      Information Detailed in Staff handbook

 

Fire Safety

 

If a fire is discovered, the following procedures should be carried out: –

 

  1. (a) Sound the nearest fire alarm.

 

(b) The Headteacher should be informed immediately.

 

  1. The Headteacher, or office manager, if he is unavailable, will be responsible for calling the fire brigade immediately.

 

  1. If possible the fire should be tackled using the appropriate appliances WITHOUT TAKING PERSONAL RISKS. Appointed staff should proceed according to the instruction on the appliances.

 

  1. All other persons must evacuate the building IMMEDIATELY

 

Evacuation

 

  • All doors should be closed.
  • All classes should leave the building by the nearest available exit, or as directed, and proceed in a quiet and orderly manner to the assembly point and await instructions.

 

Exits

 

It would be usual for classes to use the following exits:

 

 

Setting Emergency Exit Route

 

Assembly Point
Nursery Through the nearest exit – official signed route or EYFS outdoor play area School Field.

Nursery Assemble Point.

Group Room 1  

Key Stage 1 Entrance

 

School Field.  Year Group Assembly point.
Hall Key Stage 1 entrance/Hall fire door

(Depending on circumstances  –

Single class or full hall)

School Field or Assembly Point next to staff car park (depending on exit used)
Library Key Stage 1 Entrance School Field.  Year Group Assembly point.

 

Reception Classroom External Door School Field. Reception Assembly point.

 

Room 1

 

Classroom External Door School Field.  Year 1 Assembly point.
Room 2 Classroom External Door

 

School Field.  Year 2 Assembly point.
Room 7 Classroom Fire Exit

 

School Field.  Year Group Assembly point.
Room 8  

Classroom fire Exit

 

School Field.  Year Group Assembly point.
Room 9 Classroom Fire Exit

 

School Field.  Year Group Assembly point.
Room 3 Key Stage 2 Entrance School Field.  Year 3 Assembly point.

 

Room 4 Key Stage 2 Entrance

 

School Field.  Year 4 Assembly point.
ICT Suite Key Stage 2 Entrance School Field.  Year Group Assembly point.

 

Food Technology Room Key Stage 2 Entrance School Field.  Year Group Assembly point.
Group Room 2 Key Stage 2 Entrance School Field.  Year Group Assembly point.

 

Room 5

 

Reception Pupil Entrance Year 5 Assembly Point next to staff car park.
Room 6

 

Reception Pupil Entrance Year 6 Assembly Point next to staff car park.
Staffroom

 

Reception Pupil Entrance Assembly Point next to staff car park.
Studio

 

Reception Pupil Entrance Assembly Point next to staff car park.
Deputy Head’s Office Reception Pupil Entrance Assembly Point next to staff car park.
Headteacher’s Office Reception Pupil Entrance Assembly Point next to staff car park.
Main office

 

Main entrance Assembly Point next to staff car park.
Community Room Main Entrance Assembly Point next to staff car park.
Kitchen’s Kitchen entrance/exit

 

Assembly Point next to staff car park.

 

Assembly Points

 

  1. All classes to assemble at the designated assembly point from which they have exited the building.  If it is not possible to assemble at the designated assembly point then the office staff/manager must be informed when they are issuing the registers.

 

  1. Registers will be distributed and children checked against the class list. (The office manager will take the registers out and she in turn will hand them on). The signing in books will also be taken out to check all authorised adults on the premises. In the interests of health and safety, staff are required to sign out if they leave the premises during the school day and sign in on re-entry.

 

  1. Staff should accept responsibility for the safety of visitors, such as parent helpers, and instruct them to go to the nearest point of escape. Those staff not responsible for children at the time of the emergency should go to the assembly point.

 

  1. Quick and easy evacuation is of paramount importance. Therefore valuable time SHOULD NOT be wasted in collecting personal belongings.

 

  1. If there is to be prolonged evacuation of the building and entrance cannot be regained, arrangements are in place to move to the Diamond Hall Infant and Junior School site.

 

  1. Under no circumstances should anyone re-enter the building until permission has been given by the fire officer in charge in the event of a fire or the Headteacher in the event of a practice drill.

 

 

Appendix 2:                           Emergency Evacuation Routes

 

Setting Emergency Exit Route

 

Nursery Through the nearest exit – official signed route or EYFS outdoor play area
Group Room 1 Key Stage 1 Entrance

 

Hall Key Stage 1 Entrance/Hall fire door

(Depending on circumstances – single class or full hall)

Room 1 Classroom External Door

 

Library Key Stage 1 Entrance

 

Room 2 Classroom External Door

 

Room 7 Classroom Fire Exit

 

Room 8 Classroom Fire Exit

 

Room 9 Classroom Fire Exit

 

Room 3 Key Stage 2 Entrance

 

Room 4 Key Stage 2 Entrance

 

IT Suite Key Stage 2 Entrance

 

Food Technology Room Key Stage 2 Entrance
Group Room 2 Key Stage 2 Entrance

 

Room 5 Reception pupil Entrance

 

Room 6 Reception pupil Entrance

 

Staffroom Reception pupil Entrance

 

Studio Reception pupil Entrance

 

Deputy Head’s office Reception pupil Entrance
Headteacher’s Office Reception pupil Entrance
Admin office Main Entrance

 

Community Room Main Entrance

 

Kitchens Kitchen entrance/exit

 

Appendix 3:

 

Monthly Visual Operation Inspection Checklist of Outdoor Play Equipment

 

 Appendix 4:

 

 First Aid Certificates