HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
Reviewed: August 2017 - Version 2.0
1. Title: Health and Safety Policy
2. Purpose: This policy enable ECBC to operate successfully and allow its students, staffs and visitors to undertake their activities without detriment to their health, safety and wellbeing
The policy applies to all Staffs and Students
4. Review and Amendment:
- This policy shall be reviewed yearly
- The next review will be in August 2018
- This policy may be amended or cancelled by ECBC at any time without prior notice
This policy commenced as from the date of adoption by ECBC, being June 2015 and replaced any previous similar policy
Adopted June 2015
Reviewed July 2016
Reviewed August 2017 - Cover Page, format version and History Section modified.
HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
The Health and Safety Committee (HSC) of East End Computing and Business College recognises that they have the responsibility to ensure that:
1. All reasonable precautions are taken to provide and maintain conditions which are safe and healthy.
2. And also complies with statutory requirements and codes of practice.
So far as it is reasonably practicable the College will provide:
- Safe working conditions by using only well maintained equipment.
- Full information, instruction and supervision where appropriate.
- Healthy working conditions by maintaining the premises in good condition
- Training in circumstances where equipments is used
The Directors also accept responsibility for the health and safety of other people who are affected by our activities.
This policy will be kept up to date, particularly in the light of the changes that will occur as the college expands and to ensure that this is implemented. The HSC will meet at least once every year.
Allocation of duties and the arrangements for implementing the policy are set out below.
Management of Health and Safety
Ultimate responsibility for Health & Safety vests in the Chief Executive Officer. The HSC is responsible for the policy being carried out.
ALL staff, tutors and students must co-operate with the Committee to achieve a healthy and safe working environment. Each person must take responsibility for themselves and where appropriate, any others and visitors to the college.
Whenever a person notices a health or safety hazard he/she must make a member of the Health & Safety Committee aware of the situation immediately. If the situation can be rectified by the person noticing the hazard then rectification should be made immediately and this action should also be reported to the committee and recorded at their meeting.
Any Health & Safety concerns may be raised with any member of the Health & Safety Committee at any time.
Health & Safety Committee
The annual Health & Safety Committee shall consist of:
- Mr Aktar - Chief Executive Officer
- Mr Alton - Admin Manager
- Mr Nuruzzaman - Systems Manager
- Ms Shahnaz - Health & Safety /Welfare Officer
First Aid and Accident Reporting
At all times everyone in the college premises has the responsibility to do all they can do in order to prevent accidents, injury to third parties and damage to property. Everyone is to follow the procedures and in particular, report any incidents which have or might have led to injury or damage.
In the event of an accident causing injury to a third party, the person finding the injured person must ensure that that person has been taken care of and that a member of the Health & Safety Committee has been summoned. THE INJURED PERSON MUST NOT BE MOVED if the injury is such as to warrant the calling of an ambulance.
Every accident must be reported under RIDDOR regulations and the accident book is held by the Administration Manager. Copies of the report must be placed in the file/s of the Student / Staff / Tutor as appropriate.
The First Aid Officer holds a First Aid Box and this must be kept in good order at all times. Also, a First Aid Box has been placed in the reception.
Maintenance of Equipment
Monitoring the use of and the maintenance of computer equipment shall be the responsibility of the Admin Manager.
N.B: No individual may service the photocopier; it is to be maintained only by the contractor.
Fire Regulations and Emergency Evacuation
If you discover a fire :
1. Sound the fire alarm immediately, by breaking the glass of the nearest fire alarm call point.
2. Move persons in immediate danger to safety
3. Dial 999 and inform operator of location and nature of incident.
4. Close doors and windows in the immediate vicinity on your exit.
5. Tackle the fire with the fire appliances provided without taking risks.
On hearing the fire alarm :
6. If you hear the fire alarm leave the building by the nearest available exit
7. Nominated staff will report to the fire alarm panel and follow the premises action plan.
8. Staff will supervise evacuation if necessary as directed by the senior staff member present or the fire service officer in charge.
9. In the event of full evacuation use the nearest available fire exit and proceed to assembly point at: Myrdle Street.
10. Do not stop to collect personal belongings or return to the building for any reason
There are maps on notice boards, on all the floors, which show the escape routes. Escape routes are marked and it is the responsibility of the Administration Manager to keep these routes clear at all times. And ensure, in busy time, emergency exit doors are unobstructed and operative.
Fire extinguishers are situated at spots, as located on maps available on all floors, and are serviced under a contract with London Fire Extinguishers.
Fire / Smoke alarms are tested regularly and an emergency evacuation drill will take place every three months.
All tests shall be timed and the details entered in the log book kept for that purpose by the Admin Manager.
Undue haste and forgetfulness cause many accidents, therefore, do not run up or down the stairs. Use the handrails provided and be aware of any potential hazards e.g. opening doors.
Inspection of computer plugs and cables (for loose connections) will be carried out by the computer lecturing staff before every class begins.
A full electrical survey will take place at not more than five yearly intervals by an electrical contractor registered with the NICEIC.
All Teaching and Administration staff together with students should check every time they use any equipment that:
- There are no frayed cables and that all connections are firm and secure. *
- Sockets are not overloaded i.e. there are no more than two adaptors used on any socket.*
- Damaged cables are replaced and discarded.*
- There are no taped connections.*
- There are no trailing cables that could be a tripping hazard.
*The Administrative Manager must be informed in every case of the above so that replacements may be purchased.
Signs and Notices
Fire exits, fire extinguishers and emergency exit routes are clearly marked and First Aid notices are clearly displayed.
Health & Safety posters are displayed throughout the college.
Risk Assessments and Health & Safety Reviews will be carried out on an annual basis.