LGBTQ YOUTH CORNWALL
HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Health and Safety at Work Act, Section 2 (1) 1974 states that
‘. . . it shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all his employees’.
The term „employees‟ is further defined as including volunteers and members of the public who are present in relation to that business. In the case of a youth club, this might be determined as including all youth workers, whether paid or not, and the people attending the youth club.
It is also the responsibility of every person to take reasonable care of their own and other people’s health and safety
This extends to:
- the provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are safe and without risks to health
- The provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety of employees
- the provision and maintenance of a working environment that is safe and without risk to health
Health and Safety Policy Statement
Our statement of general policy is:
- adhere to the health and safety policy of the premises
- adhere to the fire regulations of the premises
- to provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising out of our activities
- to carry out risk assessments on all activities both inside and outside the club
- to consult with our trustees, advisory group, members and staff on matters affecting their health and safety.
- to provide and maintain safe plant and equipment
- to ensure safe handling and use of substances
- to provide information, instruction and supervision for leaders and helpers.
- to ensure all leaders and helpers are competent to do their tasks
- to give adequate training.
- to prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health
- to maintain safe and healthy working conditions
- to review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals
To be reviewed annually