HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
KENT ELITE SCOUTING ACADEMY is committed to providing a safe working, coaching, teaching and learning environment for all personnel, learners and any related third parties. It is ultimately the responsibility of the director Karl Thompson, to ensure that this procedure is implemented, published and accessible to all personnel, learners and any relevant third parties. All learners and personnel have a legal responsibility, as stated under Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to do everything practicable to prevent an accident or injury to themselves and to fellow learners and/or personnel.
Kent Elite aims to promote health and safety, so far as reasonably practicable, by:
▪ providing and maintaining safe equipment and environment, including a means of access in a condition that is safe and without risk to health
▪ preventing accidents and cases of work-related ill health and safety hazards arising from work activities via effective risk identification, assessment and implementation of control measures
▪ implementing regular emergency and evacuation procedures in case of a significant incident
▪ protecting the health and safety and welfare of individuals and vulnerable learners via systematic risk management
▪ engaging with learners, personnel and any related third parties, to provide providing relevant information, instruction, training and supervision, as is necessary to ensure health and safety
▪ providing adequate training and allocating appropriately qualified members of personnel to identify and control potentially hazardous situations/environments
▪ complying with statutory regulation on health and safety and welfare of learners, personnel and any related third parties.
This list is not exhaustive and represents general principles followed by Kent Elite in respect of health and safety.
Risk Assessment Procedures:
Kent Elite Scouting Academy ensure that suitable and sufficient control measures are in place to reduce identified risks in the delivery of all courses/programmes. All personnel required to conduct risk assessments will be given the appropriate training and/ or will be made aware of what is expected of them in advance. All recorded risk assessments are made available to all relevant staff who must ensure that all control and/or recovery measures plans are complied with and related actions recorded. Where tutors/assessors identify additional risks which were not previously identified, or where a current risk assessment is not in place a risk assessment must be conducted.