Policy Review Date: September 2020
Next Review Date: September 2021
Every Clarus Education client has an on-site Health and Safety Policy to which all candidates and visitors to the site must adhere. In special cases, e.g. pregnancy, the client will carry out a specific risk assessment for any temporary or permanent worker.
General Policy Statement:
So far as is reasonably practicable the school will ensure that:
- Plant, equipment, and systems of work are safe and without risks to health;
- The handling, storage, or transport of articles and substances will be safe and without risk to health;
- Information, instruction, training, and supervision will be provided as necessary, to ensure the health and safety of employees, and those who are affected by the work of the school;
- The site is maintained in a safe condition and without risks to health;
- Access to and from the site and to all places of work on-site are maintained in a condition that is safe and without risks to health;
- A working environment is provided which is safe and without risks to health;
- There are adequate arrangements for staff welfare at work and the welfare of pupils and other visitors.
- There is a statement naming the people responsible on-site for all aspects of Health and Safety;
- There is a statement on school structure and lines of communication.
- Information is available on how the school deals with:
- Accident/incident recording and reporting
- Asbestos o Contractors on site
- Consultation with employees
- First aid
- General maintenance arrangements
- Infectious diseases o Medical needs o Risk assessments o Safeguarding o School trips o Transport
If you have any further questions regarding a particular school/site or incident please contact your Clarus Education consultant.
Persons at Risk, Contractors, and those who might be affected by their activities and Persons possibly at Risk (e.g. Young persons, new or expectant mothers, disabled people):
Summary of Current Precautions:
- Placements are only made with responsible Employers
- Contractors are only placed with clients or selected for contracts if they have the necessary training, experience, and references
- Contractors will have been through the Company induction process
- Suitable arrangements for training are made when necessary
- Written safety guidance is provided. Includes guidance on dealing with aggression and personal safety
- Contractors have the authority to withdraw from places and situations that appear to be hazardous
- Contractors are instructed to familiarise themselves with fires precautions in buildings being inspected and be accompanied by an employee during inspections
- Contractors are instructed not to undertake work with hazardous substances if suitable COSHH assessment is not in place
- Safety guidance has been adopted with respect to Legionnaire’s disease