Flavours Cookery School considers health and safety to be of utmost importance. We comply with The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 at all times.
The Cookery School has appropriate insurance cover, including employer’s liability insurance and public liability insurance.
Each member of staff follows the Cookery School’s Health and Safety policy and is responsible for:
Any member of staff who disregards safety instructions or recognised safe practices will be subject to disciplinary procedures.
Responsibilities of the registered person
The registered person for the setting holds ultimate responsibility and liability for the safe operation of the Cookery School. The registered person will ensure that:
Responsibilities of the manager
The Cookery School’s manager is responsible for ensuring that at each session:
Children are not allowed to leave the Cookery School premises during the session unless prior permission has been given by the parents (for example, to attend other extra-curricular activities).
During Cookery School sessions all external doors are kept locked, with the exception of fire doors which are alarmed. Staff monitor the entrances and exits to the premises throughout the session.
All visitors to the Cookery School must sign the Visitor Log and give the reason for their visit. Visitors will never be left alone with the children.
Security procedures will be regularly reviewed by the manager, in consultation with staff and parents.
Toys and equipment
All furniture, toys and equipment are kept clean, well maintained and in good repair. We select toys, equipment and resources with care, and we carry out risk assessments before the children are allowed to use them. Broken toys and equipment are disposed of promptly.
We ensure that any flammable equipment is stored safely.
Food and personal hygiene
Staff at Flavours Cookery School maintain high standards of personal hygiene, and take all practicable steps to prevent and control the spread of infection.
Dealing with body fluids
Spillages of blood, vomit, urine and faeces will be cleaned up immediately in accordance with our Intimate Care policy.
Staff ratios and levels of supervision are always appropriate to the number, ages and abilities of the children present, and to the risks associated with the activities being undertaken. A minimum of two members of staff are on duty at any time.
See also our related policies: Illness and Accidents, Emergency Evacuation, Healthy Eating, Safeguarding, Administering Medication, Risk Assessment, Manual Handling, Fire Safety, and Intimate Care, Visitor.
|This policy was adopted by: Flavours Cookery School||Date:15th August 2019|
|To be reviewed: August 2020||Signed: Carolyn Glover & Louise Sells|
Written in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017): Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements: Safety and suitability of premises, environment and equipment [3.54-3.64].