1 The Board is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all workers, students, visitors and contractors by complying with relevant health and safety legislation, regulations, New Zealand standards, and approved codes of practice.
2 The Board is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for all workers, students, and other people in the workplace.
- This will be achieved through:
1.1 making health and safety a priority
1.2 working with the college staff to improve the health and safety system
1.3 doing everything reasonably possible to remove or reduce the risk of injury or illness, dehydration, sunburn and sunstroke
1.4 ensuring procedures are in place regarding the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol that aligns with the protection of students, staff and visitors and also with alcohol laws
1.5 making sure all incidents, injuries and near misses are recorded in the Health and Safety Registry.
1.6 investigating incidents, near misses and reducing the likelihood of them happening again
1.7 having emergency plans and procedures in place
1.8 providing appropriate induction, training and supervision for all new and existing staff
1.9 helping staff who were injured or ill return to work safely
1.10 making sure contractors and sub-contractors working at the school operate in a safe manner.
2 All staff are encouraged to play a vital and responsible role in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace through:
2.1 being involved in improving health and safety systems at work
2.2 following all instructions, rules, procedures and safe ways of working
2.3 reporting any pain or discomfort as soon as possible
2.4 reporting all injuries, incidents and near misses
2.5 helping new staff members, trainees and visitors to the workplace understand the safety procedures and why they exist
2.6 reporting any health and safety concerns or issues through the reporting system
2.7 keeping the workplace tidy to minimize the risk of any trips and falls
2.8 wearing protective clothing and equipment as and when required to minimize their exposure to workplace hazards.
3 Others in the Workplace
All others in the workplace including students and visitors are encouraged to:
3.1 follow all instructions, rules and procedures while in the school grounds
3.2 report all injuries, incidents and near misses
3.3 wear protective clothing and equipment as and when required to minimize their exposure to hazards while learning
4 The Principal shall institute Procedures pursuant to this policy.