Scope of the Policy

This policy is provided for Educating UK customers, learners and staff members who are using or delivering courses and qualifications offered by Educating UK.

Review Arrangements

Educating UK will review this policy annually in line with self-assessment arrangements. This policy will be also be revised as and when necessary, in response to customer and learner feedback or good practice guidance issued by an awarding organisation or other regulatory body.

Location of the Policy

This policy is available for all staff members, third parties and learners to access.

Communication of the Policy

Every staff member involved in the management, delivery, assessment and quality assurance of qualifications offered by Educating UK, shall be made aware of this policy during their induction period of employment. Learners undertaking Educating UK qualifications shall be informed of this policy during their induction process.

Policy Statement

Educating UK is committed to meeting and exceeding the legal obligations relating to  health and safety. Educating UK expect staff, learners, visitors, and customers to share this commitment and to understand that they have legal and moral obligations to enforce and adhere to this policy.

Statement of Principles

The duties of Educating UK are to:

  • ensure this policy is implemented on a day-to-day basis and that sufficient resources are made available to achieve this
  • maintain adequate records in relation to staff and learner health and safety

Duties of Employees

Educating UK staff are expected to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves, visitors and others who may be affected by their acts and omissions while on  Educating UK premises and the sites where learners may be working.

Staff member must:

  • Report promptly any accidents, incidents, unsafe conditions or practices and potential risks to their line manager
  • Personally demonstrate good standards of health & safety practice
  • Take particular care in all practical teaching areas
  • Promote good practice through the quality of learning and understanding of health & safety

Duties of Learners

Learners have a duty to look after their own well being.  They are held to be equally responsible for the health & safety of others or those who may be affected directly or indirectly by their behaviour.

Learners should:

  • Familiarise themselves with all health and safety information provided by Educating UK and their employer.
  • Follow and act upon any instructions that are given either verbally or in writing by a member of staff in connection with health and safety.
  • Discuss with a Educating UK employee any difficulty they have regarding understanding health and safety information or instructions.
  • Co-operate fully at all times with Educating UK employees to ensure that statutory obligations are met.
  • Immediately report to a Educating UK employee any hazard, potential hazard, breakdowns in practice or procedures, unsafe conditions or defects to equipment which may affect health and safety.
  • Report any accidents or incidents they are involved in.
  • Ensure that where necessary/ required the relevant PPE is used in the interests of health and safety.
  • Advise their trainer/assessor of any personal difficulties associated with the use of any equipment provided.
  • ProvideEducating UK and their employer with any personal medical information.

Portable electrical equipment is in use by Educating UK.  All equipment is subjected to periodic inspection to ensure its continued safety.  If any person identifies a worn cable, defective plug or any electrical equipment that does not work correctly, it is their duty to report the hazard to an employee of Educating UK.

Fire alarms will be tested weekly at Educating UK.

If a fire is discovered on Educating UK premises, a person must:

  • Sound the alarm
  • Leave the building by the nearest exit and do not delay by collecting belongings.
  • Go to the fire assembly point
  • Ring the Fire Service (dial 9 and then 999 from a company phone)
  • Do not re-enter the building until the ‘all clear’ is given

In the event of a person being injured and requiring first aid, a qualified first aider should be contacted.

Educating UK will undertake risks assessments to identify significant hazards that may arise in the workplace. Trainers and Assessors working on behalf of TWL Skills are responsible for conducting risk assessments on curriculum activities to ensure safety of learners.

Young people (under the age of 18) may be at greater risk due to factors such as a lack of maturity and experience. Therefore, it is particularly important to undertake a risk assessment on activities to be undertaken by a young person.  In addition a young person must not be asked to undertake activities beyond their physical or mental ability or where lack of experience and training would mean they are unlikely to recognise the risks.

Educating UK are committed to adhering to all statutory obligations concerning Health and Safety in the workplace.