Health and Safety Committee

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mrs S. McCarthy (Chair)

Mrs H. Gosney (Head Teacher)

Ms K. Clayton

Mr M. Leslie

Mrs J. Hewgill

 

Terms of reference:

  • To advise the Governing Body on priorities, including Health and Safety, for the maintenance and development of the school’s premises
  • To oversee arrangements for repairs and maintenance
  • To make recommendations to the Finance Committee on premises-related expenditure
  • In consultation with the Headteacher and the Finance Committee, to oversee premises-related funding bids
  • To oversee arrangements, including Health and Safety, for the use of school premises by outside users, subject to governing body policy
  • To establish and keep under review a Building Development Plan
  • To establish and keep under review an Accessibility plan
  • To monitor procedures for Health and Safety and the implementation of the Health and Safety policy
  • To monitor provision for teaching road safety and reviewing the School Travel Plan
  • To monitor the effectiveness of the grounds maintenance, cleaning and catering contracts.
  • To monitor the effectiveness of school security
  • To oversee the provision of adequate and suitable school furnishings.
  • Additional items which individual Governing Bodies may wish to include

 

WORK OF THE COMMITTEE 2017 - 18

 The committee met in the Spring and Summer Terms.

The committee looked at the Fire Risk Assessment and discussed changes made to include a personal egress plan and notification to the Fire Brigade of the presence of oxygen cylinders.  They discussed the implications of the questionnaire used to update the Accessibility/Disability Equality Scheme.

The committee recommended that the Governing Body adopt the revised Critical Incident Plan.

The committee members looked at the overall condition of the buildings.