Health and Safety Advice for Visitors and Volunteers

PERSONAL SECURITY

Please sign the visitor’s book at the main reception and wear a visitor’s badge whilst in school.  Please keep all handbags and valuables with you at all times unless working in a classroom where you can keep it in a designated area.  If you leave the building for a short time, please exit through reception, signing out.  Please do not prop open any doors which could leave access to unauthorised individuals.

SMOKING

In order to maintain a healthy and safe environment, smoking is not permitted within the school or its grounds.  This includes e-cigarettes.

FIRE PRECAUTIONS

In the event of a fire alarm sounding continuously at any time, you must leave the building immediately using the nearest fire exit – clearly marked with a green and white sign.  There are fire notices around the school.  The assembly point is on the main playground where you will be given further instructions.  Take time beforehand, to ensure you know where to go.  Do not re-enter the building until you are told it is safe to do so by a member of the senior leadership team.

FIRST AID

In the event of an accident, please advise a member of staff who will enlist the help of  a trained first aider.  The medical room is situated next to the main school reception  and is furnished with a first aid box.  If you have a medical condition which you would like us to be aware of, so that we can offer some help should it become necessary, please inform a member of staff on arrival.  An accident form should always be completed by you (and the first aider treating you).  Near misses should also be reported to the main office.

COSHH

If you are bringing materials covered by COSHH regulation onto site, please leave a copy with of the safety data sheet and risk assessment with the office.  If unsure you can speak to our Site Manager.

SAFEGUARDING

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects visitors to share this commitment.  Any concern about a child, member of staff or visitor should be reported immediately to the main reception who will direct you to a member of the safeguarding team.

 

These details have been provided to make sure you understand what is expected of you.  Please ask at reception prior to entering the premises if you are unclear about anything.  A copy of our ‘Visitors Health & Safety Guide’ is available when you sign in.