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Statement of Principles

In accordance with the core values of the governing body, the health and safety policy will comply with the basic principles of ethics, legality, prudence, equality, safety, timeliness, fairness, transparency and simplicity.


In order to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of everyone using any of our premises and acknowledging our duty of care to all learners, staff and anyone who could be affected by our activities, it is our policy to:

  • Provide and maintain safe buildings, plant, equipment and services and maintain safe systems of work.
  • Arrange for the safe use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances. Ensure that noise levels to which staff and students are exposed are within safe limits.
  • Provide sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision to enable learners and staff to avoid hazards and contribute positively to health and safety at work.
  • Ensure that appropriate health and safety instruction, advice, guidance and direction are given to students, visitors and contractors on College premises.
  • Provide and maintain a healthy environment, in accordance with best practice and our environment policy.
  • Monitor, review and audit all systems, procedures and any other matters relating to health and safety at appropriate intervals.

The responsibilities of the College and its staff are detailed in the College’s health and safety procedures together with the arrangements for implementation.

Health and Safety Procedures & Appendices

The Health & Safety Policy is underpinned by a detailed set of Health & Safety Procedures and Appendices.

Monitoring and Review

The Board will receive an annual report, to an agreed schedule on Health and Safety.

This Policy will be reviewed annually by SMT and will then be presented to Finance & General Purposes Committee for review and approval.

Reviewed by the Premises and Estates and Health & Safety Manager – May 2021 (no revisions proposed)
Reviewed by SMT 21 May 2021 (no revisions proposed)
Approved by Finance & General Purposes Committee – 23 June 2021 (no revisions proposed)