1) The Educationista Foundation will provide adequate control of all Health and Safety risks that are associated with the activities arranged by our organisation. We will provide a safe environment for young people, parents and other parties by assessing the hazards associated with our activities and putting in place adequate mitigation controls that will eliminate the occurrence of hazards. We will use best practicable means in ensuring the safety of all parties involved in or affected by our activities. We will comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and we will also ensure that Trustees who are delegated to plan and assess the safety risks of planned activities have the competence to undertake such assessments.
Organisation and Responsibilities
2) The Chair of the Trustees of the Educationista Foundation is responsible for implementing this Health and Safety Policy. It is the responsibility of all of the Trustees, visitors and external organisations providing services to the Educationista Foundation to ensure the safety of themselves and others by carrying out their tasks without causing harm or creating hazards that could affect any party. The Health and Safety Policy will reviewed every 12 months or as required to reflect a change in UK legislation.
Arrangements for Implementing the Health and Safety Policy
3) The following arrangements will be managed and reviewed as required to ensure the effectiveness of our Health and Safety Policy, and that changes are made to the policy to align with the structure of our organisation and the activities we undertake.
4) The assessment of risks will be undertaken using both formal and informal evaluation approaches. An initial judgement will be made to classify activities as Low, Medium or High Risk. Low risk activities will require the organiser to evaluate the risks and provide instruction as necessary to those persons involved in that activity. Activities classified as Medium or High Risk will require a written assessment that covers all of the activities to be undertaken, and considers all of the parties involved or have the potential to be affected by the planned activities. Where Educationista Foundation organises an event that is to be provided by an external company, the necessary risk assessment information will be obtained from each company to validate the risks associated with the activity and the steps Educationista Foundation need to undertake to ensure communication of those risks and the associated controls that will prevent and / or control the risk.
Steps to be Taken to Reduce Risk
5) The following steps will be implemented by the Educationista Foundation either formally or informally and as required to suit the types of activities being undertaken:
- All trustees will read this Health and Safety Policy and put the required duties and actions into practice
- Trustees will promote an environment that ensures the safety and welfare of all young people in our care by not exposing them to any foresseable risk or hazard
- Personnel will follow safety routines and comply with any emergency procedures put in to action at any venue or place we are visiting
- We will maintain sufficient ratios of adults to young people
- Control measures for key risks will be communicated to all parties. Note this information will be circulated to parents of young people attending or involved in our activities.