Risk Assesment Policy
The Man In The Moon uses its risk assessment systems to ensure that our activities are a safe, secure place for children and crew members.
All crew members are expected to undertake risk assessments as part of their routine tasks.
In line with current health and safety legislation, we will carry out regular risk assessments and take appropriate action to deal with any hazards or risks identified.
Risk assessments will be carried out:
Whenever there is any change to equipment or resources.
When there is any change to the premises.
When the particular needs of a child necessitate this.
When we take the children on an outing or visit.
Not all risk assessments need to be written down. We will decide which risk assessments need to be formally recorded. However, risk assessments related to employment and the working environment will be always be recorded in writing so that crew members can refer to them.
If changes are required to our policies or procedures as a result of the risk assessment, we will update the relevant documents and inform all crew members.
We will carry out a visual inspection of the equipment and the whole premises (indoors and out) daily before any children arrive. During the course of the session, crew members will remain alert to any potential risks to health and safety.
If a crew member discovers a hazard during the course of a session, they will make the area safe (e.g. by cordoning it off) and then notify the premises manager. The premises manager will ensure that any actions needed to mitigate the immediate hazard have been taken and will implement measures to prevent the incident from recurring.
Recording dangerous events
We will record all accidents and dangerous events on the Incident Log or Accident Record sheets as soon as possible after the incident. If the incident affected a child the record will be kept in the child's file. We will monitor Incident Logs and Accident Records to see whether any pattern to the occurrences can be identified.
Related policies: Fire Safety and Risk Assessment.
Adopted: 7 May 2020
Review Period: 24 months