Health and Safety Policy

Actor Tribe considers health and safety to be of utmost importance. We comply with The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 at all times.

Actor Tribe has appropriate insurance cover, including employer’s liability insurance and public liability insurance.

Each member of staff follows the Club’s Health and Safety policy and is responsible for:

  • Maintaining a safe environment
  • Taking reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others attending Actor Tribe
  • Reporting all accidents and incidents which have caused injury or damage or may do so in the future
  • Undertaking relevant health and safety training when required to do so by the manager.

Any member of staff who disregards safety instructions or recognised safe practices will be subject to disciplinary procedures.

Responsibilities of the registered person

The registered person for the setting holds ultimate responsibility and liability for the safe operation of Actor Tribe. The registered person will ensure that:

  • Actor Tribe has a designated health and safety officer
  • All staff receive information on health and safety matters, and receive training where necessary
  • The Health and Safety policy and procedures are reviewed regularly
  • Staff understand and follow health and safety procedures
  • Resources are provided to meet Actor Tribe’s health and safety responsibilities
  • All reported accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences are reviewed, so that preventative measures can be taken.

Responsibilities of the manager

Actor Tribe is responsible for ensuring that at each session:

  • Premises are clean, well lit, adequately ventilated and maintained at an appropriate temperature
  • The premises are used by and available to Actor Tribe during opening hours
  • All Actor Tribe’s equipment is safely and securely stored
  • A working telephone is available on the premises at all times
  • Chemicals and cleaning materials are stored appropriately, and in accordance with CoSSH data sheets.

Security

Children are not allowed to leave Actor Tribe’s premises during the session unless prior permission has been given by the parents (for example, to attend other extra-curricular activities).

All visitors to Actor Tribe must give a reason for their visit. Visitors will never be left alone with the children. If a visitor has no reason to be on Actor Tribe’s premises we will escort them from the premises. If the visitor refuses to leave, we will call the police. In such an event an Incident Record will be completed and the manager will be immediately notified.

Security procedures will be regularly reviewed by the manager, in consultation with staff and parents.

Food and personal hygiene

Staff at Seguro Childcare maintain high standards of personal hygiene and take all practicable steps to prevent and control the spread of infection.

  • A generally clean environment is maintained at all times.
  • Toilets are cleaned daily and soap and hand drying facilities are always available.
  • Waste is disposed of safely and all bins are kept covered.
  • Cuts and abrasions (whether on children or staff) are kept covered.

Staffing levels

Staff ratios and levels of supervision are always appropriate to the number, ages and abilities of the children present, and to the risks associated with the activities being undertaken. A minimum of two members of staff are on duty at any time with the children.

This policy was adopted by: ACTOR TRIBE

Date: May 2018

To be reviewed: May 2019

Signed: Jennifer Boardman

Written in accordance with the EYFS welfare requirements: Suitable premises, environment and equipment, Suitable people and Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare.