It is important that you are aware of the importance of observing a client’s Health & Safety guidelines, the types of activities which may cause harm and the actions you should take to reduce those risks.
When you arrive at a school you must find out:
- The Health & Safety guidelines for that site, including any specific H&S guidelines on the use and storing of equipment, disruptive pupils, on or off site supervision of pupils
- The procedure for fire, or emergency evacuation
- The name of the qualified First Aider
- The reporting structure for accidents, incidents or near misses.
Health & Safety is a joint responsibility and it is your responsibility to:
Ensure that you carry out your duties in a safe and controlled manner
Minimise any harm that may be caused to the pupils in your care, or to yourself
Report any accident, incident or near miss