Management of health & safety

General statement of intent

Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Activities Centre recognises its responsibility to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of our employees; by providing and maintaining healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of working for all our employees and to provide such information, training and supervision needed for the purpose.  We also accept responsibility for the health and safety of other people who might be affected by our activities.

 

 

Responsibility

 

Management committee

à

 manager

 

 

Employees recognise their responsibility to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who might be affected by their actions. 

 

All staff

organisation (people and their duties) 

 

 

General Health & Safety matters

General Health & Safety Policies and Risk Assessments will be drawn up by Manager and Health & Safety Representative, in consultation with other staff.   This will be reviewed on an annual basis.   All staff have a right & responsibility to contribute to this process.

Manager to report to Management committee which has the responsibility to ensure that appropriate Health & Safety Policies and Risk Assessments are in place.   This should be an annual Committee agenda item.

 

Management commitee

à

manager

à

health & safety rep

à

all staff

 

 

Activity specific Health & Safety matters

Activity specific Health & Safety Policies and Risk Assessments will be drawn up by Manager and Senior Instructor, in consultation with other instructional staff.

All activity staff have a responsibility to ensure that activities are run in line with national governing body guidelines and QE2 Activity Centre policies.

 

 

Management commitee

à

manager

à

Senior instructor

à

All instructional staff

 

Day service specific Health & Safety matters

Day service specific Health & Safety Policies and Risk Assessments will be drawn up by H&S rep & day service co-ordinators, in consultation with other day service staff. 

All day service staff have a responsibility to ensure that activities are run safely and in line with QE2 Activity Centre Policies. 

 

 

Management commitee

à

manager

à

health & safety rep

à

Day service co-ordinators

à

Day service staff

 

Manager:                 Phil Oates (BA Hons)

HS representative    Nick Cann (Tech IOSH)

Senior Instructor:     Kerry Lees

Day Services:          Caroline Southgate

                                Marie Poore

 

 

Arrangement (systems and procedures)

·        Development of specific health and safety training for all employees,  including, but not limited to, manual handling, first aid, fire safety, activity development, disability issues.   

 

Manager

 

H&S rep

 

SI

 

DSC

·        Formulation of written safe systems of work (activity safety policies)    

SI

·        Formulation of written safe systems of work (day service procedures) 

DSCs

·        Development and utilisation of permit-to-work systems (activity, process & equipment specific)      

H&S rep

·        Identification and provision of suitable protective equipment   

H&S rep

·        Provision of first-aid/emergency procedures, including aspects of fire safety/prevention    

H&S rep

·        Fire safety & prevention, emergency procedures   

H&S rep

·        Maintenance schedules for activity equipment, buildings and grounds  

H&S rep

·         Cleaning programmes for buildings  

 

Manager

·        Copies of activity safety policies on website. Hard copy of safety policies held at Centre, copies available for staff on request    

Manager

SI

·        Copies of day service safety policies on website. Hard copy of safety policies held at Centre, copies available for staff on request    

Manager

DSC

·        Annual review of general safety policy, activity safety policies and day service safety policies by staff team; opportunity for discussion and revision  

All staff

·        maintenance of records, monitoring of accident book  

H&S rep

·        accident reporting and investigation 

 H&S rep

 

Risk assessment  search here

 

 

Training and information

Development of specific health and safety training for all employees,  including, but not limited to, manual handling, first aid, fire safety, activity development, disability issues. 

 

 

Consultation with employees

General Health & Safety Policies and Risk Assessments will be drawn up by Manager and H&S representative, in consultation with other staff.   This will be reviewed on an annual basis.   All staff may be involved in this process.

Activity specific Health & Safety Policies and Risk Assessments will be drawn up by Manager and Senior Instructor, in consultation with other instructional staff.

Day service specific Health & Safety Policies and Risk Assessments will be drawn up by Manager, H&S rep and day service co-ordinators, in consultation with other day service staff.

 

 

All staff

Recording and reporting incidents

Making RIDDOR reports

Monitoring Accident book

Maintainining incident book for minor incidents or near misses

 

H&S rep

Personal protective equipment

Appropriate PPE is provided for activity and maintenance tasks

 

 

 

Working time

37 hour week, set lunchtimes,

Lieu days for weekend work

 

 

Safe systems of work

See relevant safety policies

AALS inspection

HCC approval

 

 

Health surveillance

see separate policy search here

 

 

Young people

Work placements – young people carrying out volunteering or work placement will receive training appropriate to their level of understanding and planned involvement.  Young people will shadow staff, remaining under supervision

 

 

Pregnant women 

Risks associated with manual handling, activity participation.

New and expectant mothers safety policy search here

 

Insurance

£10,000,000 Employers liability held with Travelers