Tairangi School Health and Safety Policy
National Administration Guideline 5
Each Board of Trustees is also required to:
- Provide a safe physical and emotional environment for students;
- Comply in full with any legislation currently in force or that may be developed to ensure the safety of students and employees.
Tairangi School will take all practicable steps to ensure the safety and health of staff, students, visitors and contractors by complying with relevant health and safety legislation, standards and codes of practice.
- To provide a safe and healthy learning and working environment for students and employees at Tairangi School.
- To ensure management systems for health and safety issues are in place.
- To ensure actual and potential hazards in the school have been identified, eliminated, isolated or minimised.
- The school will have written management procedures that are actively practiced and regularly reviewed for compliance.
These will include:
- Sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
- Protection from communicable diseases.
- Protection from identifiable hazards, e.g. weather, sun, road safety, emergencies, field trips, equipment, structures.
- Adult conduct in the school e.g. parents, visitors, teachers.
- Student Behaviour and Discipline Procedures.
- Sick bay/medical room
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act and other Health and Safety legislation implementation at Tairangi School.
- Tairangi School will have a health and safety committee with overall responsibility for health and safety management
- Students, staff, visitors and contractors are made aware of and take responsibility for complying with the schools health and safety procedures.
- Accidents and injuries will be recorded and a summary reported to the board regularly.
- First Aid Training will be made available for all staff.
- Provision for staff to receive flu vaccinations will be made available.
- Safety Action plans will be in place for EOTC.
The school will have a set of implemented management procedures which will result in a safe and caring physical and emotional environment for the Tairangi School community.
MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF NAG GUIDELINE 5
Key Tasks for the Health and Safety portfolio are:
- Ensure the school’s buildings are safe for students and staff.
- Ensure buildings maintenance and cleaning achieves a realistic safe, healthy environment.
- Report to the Board of Trustees on Health and Safety issues.
Tairangi School has attempted to meet the requirements of NAG 5 through the following
- Core Documents
- Health and Safety
- Smoke-free Environment
- Playground Duty
- Road Patrols
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Food and Nutrition
- Care and Protection
- Sexual Harassment
- Discrimination and Harassment
- Guidance Counselling
- Crisis Management
- Sick Bay/Medical Room
- Student Behaviour and Discipline
- Education Outside the Classroom
- HIV/AIDS and Other Blood Borne Viruses
- Shady Schools
- Civil Defence Emergencies
- Visitors to the School
- Students Leaving the School
- Non-Custodial Parents
- Police Vetting
- Animals in the Classroom
- Plant and Machinery Safety/Hazards
- Emergency Evacuation
- Enrolments Placement
- Violent situation
- School Strategic Plan
- Annual School Management Plan
- Emergency Evacuation Plan
- Incident Book
- Accident Register
Reviewed Date: 9 May 2011
Board Chairperson: Liz Peilua
File:NAG5HealthSafety.doc Health & Safety Policy