Health and Safety

 

Adopted 17th June 2019

The next review date is June 2024.

 

Policy Statement

The KingsGate School BOT is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all employees, students, volunteers, visitors and contractors by complying with relevant health and safety legislation, regulations, New Zealand standards, and approved codes of practice.

 

The BOT will achieve this through:

a. making health and safety a key part of our school culture

b. working with our employees to improve the health and safety systems at our school

c. doing everything reasonably possible to remove or reduce the risk of injury or illness

d. making sure all incidents, injuries and near misses are recorded in the appropriate place

e. investigating incidents, near misses and reducing the likelihood of them happening again

f. having emergency plans and procedures in place

g. Ensuring all employees, students, volunteers, visitors and contractors are made aware of hazards and risks so everyone can work safely

h. providing appropriate induction, training and supervision for all new and existing employees

i. helping employees who were injured or ill return to work safely

j. making sure contractors and subcontractors working at the school operate in accordance with our Health & Safety Manual.

k. Providing any PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) necessary to ensure people remain safe in our workplace.

 

All employees are encouraged to play a vital and responsible role in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace through:

a. being involved in improving health and safety systems at work

b. following all instructions, rules, procedures and safe ways of working

c. reporting any pain or discomfort as soon as possible

d. reporting all injuries, incidents and near misses

e. helping new employees, students, volunteers, visitors and contractors to the workplace understand the safety procedures and why they exist.

f. reporting any health and safety concerns or issues through the Hazards Register or First Aid Manual

g. keeping the workplace tidy to minimise the risk of any trips and falls

h. wearing protective clothing and equipment as and when required to minimise exposure to workplace hazards

 

Others in the workplace

All others in the workplace, including students and visitors, are encouraged to:

a. follow all instructions, rules and procedures while in the school grounds

b. report all injuries, incidents and near misses to a Kingsgate employee who will record it in the appropriate place and notify a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

c. wear protective clothing and equipment as and when required to minimise exposure to hazards while learning

 

Procedural Guidelines

The specific procedures around various health and safety issues are outlined in detail in the KingsGate School Health and Safety Manual.

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