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    HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY

HEALTH

    &

    SAFETY

    POLICY

    London St. Andrew’s college

    Unit 2.01 Whitechapel Technology Centre 65-75 Whitechapel Road

    London E1 1DU

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    HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY

    Table of Content

    Contents

    HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY .....................................................................................1 1. INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................3 2. INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES ...............................................................................3 2.1 Health and Safety General Policy ...........................................................................4 2.2 Accidents ..................................................................................................................5 2.3 Health ........................................................................................................................5 2.4 Rules Covering Gross Misconduct .....................................................................5 3. SAFETY RULES .................................................................................................................6 3.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................6 3.2 Working Practices .......................................................................................................6 3.3 Hazard / Warning Signs and Notices .....................................................................7 3.4 Working Conditions / Environment .........................................................................7 7. FIRE / EMERGENCY PROCEDURE ...............................................................................9 7.1 Fire Precautions ..........................................................................................................9 7.2 Upon Discovering Fire .............................................................................................10 7.3 Emergency Evacuation Arrangements ................................................................10 9. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ...........................................................................................11 10. EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES ...............................................................................12 11. MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND MONITORING .................................13 11.1 Duties and responsibilities....................................................................................13 11.2 Management Responsibilities..............................................................................13 11.3 Organisational Structure .......................................................................................15 12. CONSULTATION ...........................................................................................................15

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    1. INTRODUCTION

    This Employee Safety Handbook has been produced to provide employees with information that will enable them to understand the arrangements that we have made to comply with our duties under current Health and Safety legislation.

    It also provides information about your duties as an employee. Your responsibility is to read this Handbook and ensure you are familiar with its contents and any amendments to it that might occur from time to time

    Health and Safety law lays down specific responsibilities on us to secure your health and safety whilst at work. The legislation also requires that we protect others who are not our employees but may be affected by our activities.

    Health and Safety legislation not only places general duties on Managers but also helps you to look after your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions.

    To ensure you are aware of the legal provisions and your responsibilities we have provided the relevant information regarding our rules and procedures for your protection whilst at work. These are included within this Employee Safety Handbook.

2. INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES

We are fulfilling our general duties and responsibilities for the provision of information

    to you and to your representatives on all aspects of health and safety at work by

    displaying or issuing various documentations, as follows:

? General Policy

? The Health and Safety Law Poster

    ? The distribution of literature and information leaflets

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    ? Making available information on the results of various risk assessments carried

    out and the control measures to be put in place.

In addition to the above, we have produced this Employee Safety Handbook, which is

    available for you to read. This Handbook contains information relating to individual

    responsibilities and safety rules covering the following working procedures, which are

    of particular importance and relevance to you as our employee:

    ? Working Practices

    ? Hazard / Warning Signs and Notices where appropriate

    ? Working Conditions / Environment

    ? Fire Precautions

    ? Accidents

    ? Health

    ? Rules Covering Gross Misconduct

2.1 Health and Safety General Policy

    We at London St. Andrew’s College (London SAC) recognise our duties under

    the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the accompanying protective

    legislation. We will endeavour to meet the requirements of this legislation so as

    to ensure that we maintain a safe and healthy working environment. Our

    managers and supervisory staff are informed of their responsibilities to ensure

    they take all reasonable precautions, to ensure the safety, health and welfare of

    those that are likely to be affected by our undertaking.

London St. Andrew’s College recognises and takes the responsibility to ensure

    the following:

    ? To provide and maintain a safe place of work, safe systems of work, safe

    equipment and a healthy and safe working environment.

    ? To ensure that hazards are identified and regular assessments of risks are

    undertaken.

    ? To provide information, instruction and training if necessary, to ensure

    employees and others are assured of a safe and healthy working

    environment.

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    ? Promoting awareness of health and safety and encouraging health and

    safety best practice throughout our organisation.

? To ensure we are taking appropriate protective and preventative

    measures.

? To ensure that we have access to competent advice and are able to

    secure compliance with our statutory duties.

    2.2 Accidents

    ? You must seek medical treatment for injury you may receive, no matter how

    slight it may seem to be. Upon returning from treatment, you must report the

    incident to the person in charge and enter the details in the Accident Book.

? You must report all accidents and dangerous occurrences to the person in

    charge as soon as it is practicable.

? You must notify the person in charge of any incident in which damage is

    caused to either our or any third party’s property.

    2.3 Health

    ? You must report to the person in charge any medical condition, which could

    affect the safety of yourself or others.

? You must co-operate with the management on the implementation of the

    medical and occupational health provisions.

    2.4 Rules Covering Gross Misconduct

    ? You will be liable to dismissal if you are found to have acted in either of the

    following ways:

    o Serious breaches of the preceding Health and Safety rules, which

    endanger the lives of or may cause serious injury to employees or any

    London St. Andrew’s college other person.

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     HEALTH & SAFETY POLICYo Interference with or misuse of any equipment, for use at

    o Work that may cause harm.

    3. SAFETY RULES

3.1 Introduction

    This section of the Employee Safety Handbook outlines the general rules laid down

    and which are applicable to you. Detailed rules, e.g. fire and accident reporting, are

    contained in the Safety Records Manual. These safety rules are prepared in

    accordance with legal requirements and in compliance with acknowledged safe

    working practices. In addition there is a legal duty imposed upon you to comply with

    these rules, as breaches of the rules will result in disciplinary action, possibly leading

    to dismissal.

There are other more specific rules about how you can carry out you tasks. These are

    contained in the Safe Working Practices that we will prepared and for which training

    will be provided.

It should be remembered that a breach of health and safety legislation by you may

    constitute a criminal offence and action taken by an Enforcing Authority against you,

    as an individual, can result in heavy penalties, i.e. fines and / or imprisonment.

3.2 Working Practices

    ? You must not operate any equipment unless you have been trained and

    authorised to do so.

    ? You must report to management immediately any fault, damage, defect or

    malfunction in any equipment.

    ? You must not make any repairs or carry out maintenance work of any

    description unless authorised to do so. London St. Andrew’s college

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    ? You must not clean any equipment whilst it is still in motion.

    ? You must not leave any equipment in motion and unattended unless authorised

    to do so.

    ? You must observe all pedestrian and vehicle controls throughout the premises.

3.3 Hazard / Warning Signs and Notices

    ? You must comply with all hazard warning signs and notices displayed on our

    premises.

3.4 Working Conditions / Environment

    ? You must clear up any spillage of liquids within the work area in the prescribed

    manner and report any hazardous conditions that exist.

    ? You must make proper use of all equipment and facilities provided.

    ? You must keep all areas clear and in a clean, tidy condition.

    ? You must dispose of all rubbish and waste materials using the facilities

    provided.

     4. RISK ASSESSMENTS

    We recognise that we have responsibilities to carry out risk assessments so that we

    can identify:

    ? The significant hazards that employees may be exposed to.

    ? Who could be harmed and how?

    ? What is the likelihood that someone could be harmed by the hazard? London St. Andrew’s college

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     HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY? How the hazards are controlled and whether any action is required to deal with

    the hazard.

Completed risk assessment forms can be found in the Risk Assessments Manual.

    (operations manager’s office).

Where necessary, copies of the completed risk assessment forms will also be placed

    in the relevant department.

The control measures identified in the risk assessments will form part of our safe

    working practices and procedures.

You will receive instruction in the form of training and information on both the control

    measures and safe working practices and procedures. You must comply with those

    instructions at all times.

    5. First aid

    Arrangements have been made to ensure that incidents requiring first aid treatment

    are dealt with in an appropriate manner.

In the event that you have an accident resulting in an injury, however minor, you must

    report to the person appointed to administer first aid, if you are able to do so. You

    must enter the details of the accident in the Accident Form.

If you are in the vicinity of a serious accident then you must inform the First Aider

    immediately. If the First Aider is unavailable, you must inform the designated ‘Appointed Person’ (Receptionist) to deal with the situation.

The name and location of the person appointed to administer first aid can be found on

    the First Aid Notices that are placed in a prominent position in the Reception Area.

Accidents that do not result in an injury must also be reported.

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     6. Hazard reporting

    We have procedural arrangements in place to encourage your involvement in the

    reporting of hazards that may affect you or others.

This procedure provides a method of communication of all hazards, unsafe conditions

    and practices. Such hazards will be reported using a Hazard Log. The form is

    available for use and should also be completed where hazards and unsafe conditions

    may affect the health and safety of other persons who are not our employees. This

    may also apply to contractors working on the premises where their work activities are

    likely to affect our employees.

You should participate fully in ensuring that this procedure is adhered to and that

    defects or hazards are reported immediately in the interest of adherence to our Health

    and Safety policy.

If you require assistance then ask /seek assistance from the Line Manager. If you

    prefer to report defects or hazards verbally then do so to the Line Manager. In these

    instances the report should be made to your Line Manager who will complete the

    Hazard Log on your behalf.

     7. FIRE / EMERGENCY PROCEDURE

7.1 Fire Precautions

    ? You must report any fire or use of fire fighting equipment to management.

    ? You may try to control any fire outbreaks, but only if you have received the

    appropriate training and you consider it safe to do so.

    ? You must comply with all laid down emergency procedures as displayed at

    various locations within the premises.

    ? You must not obstruct any fire escape route, fire equipment or fire doors.

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    7.2 Upon Discovering Fire

    ? Should you discover a fire, raise the alarm by the established method

    identified in your training.

    ? Telephone the emergency services by using the organisation’s agreed

    procedure. Provide your telephone number, address, postcode and location

    of the fire. Speak slowly and clearly.

    ? Ensure the relevant information is relayed back to you correctly.

    ? Leave by the nearest emergency exit and go to your established assembly

    point.

? Do not use lifts.

? DO NOT re-enter the building until authorised to do so by the Senior Fire

    Officer.

    7.3 Emergency Evacuation Arrangements

    In the event of an alarm being raised, the following action must be taken:

? Leave the building by the nearest available emergency exit.

    ? Do not stop for personal belongings.

? Do not use lifts.

? Report to your established assembly point.

? Ensure the Senior Fire Officer is informed of any situations that may affect the

    safe evacuation of the premises.

? DO NOT re-enter the building until authorised to do so by the Senior Fire

    Officer.

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