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Health & Safety Policy
I am Mark Fitzmaurice and I am
the Health and Safety Manager
at Bridgwater College, I am
responsible for writing the
Health and Safety Policy which
is also endorsed by the Health
and Safety Committee.
H & S Committee
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What are your responsibilities?
You have a legal duty to take reasonable care of
your health, safety and welfare
As well as those
may be affected by
your activities Ouch!
You have responsibilities for:
• observing health & safety codes of practice and legislation
within the health and safety policy and safety file within
• ensuring students and other people in your care do
• reporting any unsafe practice, equipment or facilities to
your line manager/supervisor
Overall Responsibility –
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All Staff - you have
Approve College Policy and arrangements for its
implementation, observance and monitoring
Responsible for ensuring that within their particular area of control:-
Codes of Practice are published;
Applicable legislation is complied with;
Regular inspections take place;
Training of staff is arranged;
Training of students takes place;
All equipment and buildings comply with; Legislative requirements;
Relevant publications are held and brought to the attention of staff and
Responsible for the Management of College Policy and
arrangements for its implementation, observance and
Arranging regular safety inspections;
Disseminating pertinent information relating to
health & safety.
Producing codes of practice for their area of responsibility;
Day to day supervision of all staff and students in their area to ensure
health and safety requirements are observed;
Day to day supervision of all equipment and buildings in their area;
Disseminating pertinent information relating to health and safety;
Identifying staff training needs;
Ensuring all student schemes of work contain necessary health and
Observing health and safety codes of practice;
Observing health and safety legislation;
Ensuring students in their care do likewise;
Reporting any unsafe practice, equipment or facilities to their line
Teaching good health and safety practice to their students and ensuring it is
written into schemes of work;
Attending training as required by their line managers/supervisor and
requesting it when needed;
Reading and keeping up to date with relevant literature.
First Aid – Should you need a first aider you
should contact main reception as your first point of call,
if they are unavailable then follow the order of priority
2.College Support Team (either direct or via reception)
3.Senior Management Team
4.College Management Team
5.College Health Advisor
6.Health and Safety Manager
First Aid- Remember reception is the first point
Cannington Centre - 5105
Or you can contact the allocated first aider within your area, or contact your line
manager for details if you work within one of the outreach centres
Bridgwater Centre -
Fire Wardens are tasked
to ensure that everyone
is evacuated from a
building in the event of a
check rooms, offices,
toilets, stairways and
other internal areas to
ensure full evacuation or
give notification to fire
crews of individuals who
need to be rescued or
helped from the building.
There are designated
refuse areas for people
who cannot use the stairs
In addition as a member of staff you will need to
check people are clear from your area as you go to
your fire assembly point, you must then report to the
The college sites are divided into separate fire zones
each with a specific assembly point and fire alarm.
An example of the Bridgwater Centre fire plan zones
On hearing the Fire Alarm -
A) Ensure that all students, visitors and staff leave the premises by the
nearest escape route and are directed to the Zone A Assembly
Point as shown on the Evacuation Drill Plan.
B) Close all doors and windows where possible and turn off gas and
C) ON NO ACCOUNT USE THE LIFT. Persons normally using the lift
must use the Fire Refuges in the protective stairwells on the 1 and 2
floor of the Derek Gibson Wing. Rooms D2, D27 and E20.
D) Re-assemble at the Zone A Assembly Points and immediately take
account of all present and notify the Supervisory Officers that the
Zone is clear or if any persons are in the fire refuge or missing and
thought to be still in the building.
NO ONE SHOULD RE-ENTER THE BUILDING UNTIL A PERSON IN
AUTHORITY HAS GIVEN THE ALL-CLEAR TO DO SO.
On discovering a fire:
1 Sound the alarm by operating the nearest fire alarm call point.
2 Call the Fire Brigade by -
i) contacting the College Switchboard and requesting
the Operator to call the Emergency Services.
ii) using the nearest telephone and dialling 999 for the
Emergency Services. Giving this address:
YOU ARE IN ZONE A
REPORT TO ASSEMBLY POINT A
Address: Bridgwater College, Zone A
This is an example of a fire
Notice which can be found
in every room, it shows you
where the fire assembly point
is for that particular room.
Fire Escapes & Evacuation
Do you know where your nearest fire exit is?
Promoting Health and Well Being
An Occupational Health service can be available
for health issues or disabilities.
For an appointment, please contact Louise Wills in
SQS/personnel on ext 1264.
The need to protect children, young people and
vulnerable adults who attend Bridgwater College
is the highest priority.
As a member of staff you have a duty to:
• record and
The categories of abuse are: physical, emotional, sexual
and neglect. Abuse may present itself in the form of e-
bullying or e-abuse.
You should report any
concerns to the Senior
Tutor Team or if not
available to the
Mark Nettle (Head of
You must complete
through BlackBoard if you
have not done so already
Through the Bridgwater
College Staff Development
All staff who drive their own vehicle, a college car or a
minibus for work use, must drive in accordance with their
driving licence and motor insurance policy and the law.
expenses may be
in a personal car
There are separate
on ext: 1252
All staff who claim mileage expenses must take
responsibility for the road worthiness of the
vehicle they are driving and may be asked to
comprehensive car insurance with business use
a full car driving licence
MOT certificate (for cars more than 3 years old)
To view the Driving Policy click here
Safe Learner Blue Print
Learning and working must take place in a healthy, safe
and supportive environment.
All staff who supervise learners
including tutors, instructors and
mentors have a direct role in the
transfer of health and safety
knowledge and can influence the
behaviour of the learner with regards
to safe working practices.