This policy should be read in conjunction with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015: A Practical Guide for Boards of Trustees and Officers which clearly outlines Health and Safety responsibilities.
This Policy is in the English language only, which language shall be controlling in all respects, and all versions hereof in any other language shall be for accommodation only.
Risk management is the cornerstone of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. It allows the Top Management to perform its primary duty of care, as far as reasonably practicable, to its workers and others. The purpose of this policy is to explain how we manage risks effectively in the school environment and work carried out by the school.
This policy applies to and is to be followed by all of our workers and others in the workplace. This includes all members of the school’s leadership team, workers, students, contractors, temporary workers, volunteers and visitors.
The Top Management will consult, cooperate and coordinate with other duty holders on matters when there are overlapping health and safety duties. For that reason, this policy can also be applied where an adequate risk policy does not exist in other workplaces.
The Top Management will keep a risk register and record information from the risk management process. For each identified hazard, the following information will be recorded:
How do we manage health and safety risks effectively?
Health and safety is everyone’s responsibility and together we will keep our workplace safe and secure. To do this, we will manage health and safety risks effectively. The four steps below describe how we do this.
Everyone has a part to play in managing risk effectively.
Workers – (employees, temporary workers, contractors, volunteers)
Health and Safety Committee
Health & Safety Representatives
Others – (visitors, students, parents etc)
This policy shall be reviewed every three years regularly by agreement. The provisions of this agreement may be varied by the Top Management following consultation with workers.
Ratified by Nigel Zhang on June 30, 2019
Due date for Policy Review: June 30, 2022