Health and Safety
Safety Zone and our Health and Safety Audit
Every week in school has its challenges and particular themes. This week, there has been particular consideration given to health and safety.
Firstly, our year 6 children attended the Local Authority’s ‘Safety Zone’ event at Holme Pierrepont. Here, they learnt about a range of safety issues including water safety, electricity safety, safety around the home, CPR, the recovery position, bus safety and several more. They had a super time and were also able to relay their learning in this morning’s year group assembly to which parents and carers were invited. The children did a fantastic job. Many of the issues raised were similar to those covered in one of the end of term assemblies in July.
At the same time as their visit, I was involved in our Health and Safety Audit carried out by the Local Authority. This comes round every three years and is extremely comprehensive. Mr Harlow, our site manager, leads on this area but in truth, health and safety is everyone’s responsibility. The audit checks on many areas including general site maintenance, legionella, asbestos, fire, policy and procedures. Mr Harlow and I work hard in this area and we were delighted to ‘pass’ the audit with flying colours. The auditor was discussing putting us forward for a ‘safe schools’ award.
With a challenging building and an extended site, we were very pleased with this outcome but naturally this feeling only lasts about a day as there is no room for complacency and the next challenge is just around the corner.