First Aid PolicyMay 30, 2023 2023-05-30 13:32
First Aid Policy
Accidents can be very distressing for anyone involved so at Holden Park Schools and we follow this policy and procedure to ensure all parties are supported and cared for, and their health, safety and welfare is protected throughout their time in the school.
The first aid boxes are located in: the kitchen and also in the grab bag when we are on outings or in the playground in Holden park School. These are accessible at all times with appropriate content for use with children.
- If the sickness is severe, call for an ambulance immediately. DO NOT attempt to transport the sick child in your own vehicle or on the school mini-bus
- Whilst waiting for the ambulance, contact the parent and arrange to meet them at the hospital
- A senior member of staff must accompany the child and collect together registration forms, relevant medication sheets, medication and the child’s comforter. A senior member of the management team or the owner must also be informed immediately
- Remain calm at all times. Children who witness an incident may well be affected by it and may need lots of cuddles and reassurance.
The appointed person responsible for first aid is Tope
A high percentage of staff are trained in pediatric first aid and this training is updated every three years to ensure this remains current.
All first aid trained staff are listed in the Main Entrance on the board. When children are taken on an outing away from our pre-school, we will always ensure they are accompanied by at least one member of staff who is trained in first aid, who will carry an appropriate first aid box at all times.
Location of accident file: This is located in the School’s main office for each individual child in our care.
- The person responsible for reporting accidents, incidents or near misses is the member of staff who witnesses the incident. They must record it in the Accident File and report it to the school manager. This should be done as soon as the accident is dealt with, whilst the details are still clearly remembered. Parent/carer(s) must be shown the Accident Form, informed of any first aid treatment given and asked to sign it as soon as they collect their child.
- The school manager will report serious accidents immediately to the owner or a senior member of the management team for investigation for further action to be taken (i.e. a full risk assessment or report under Reporting of Injuries.
- All accidents or injuries should record in the appropriate forms and file in the Accident/Incident Folder and this will be kept for at least three years
- Where medical attention is required, a senior member of staff will notify the parent(s) as soon as possible whilst caring for the child appropriately
- Where medical treatment is required the manager will also inform the insurance company in writing.
- The registered manager will report any accidents of a serious nature where necessary.
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
The school provides staff with PPE according to the need of the task or activity. Staff must wear PPE to protect themselves and the children during tasks that involve contact with bodily fluids. PPE is also provided for the handling of chemicals and other tasks. This is chosen according to need and will be regularly reviewed to ensure it is suitable and effective. Staff are consulted when choosing PPE to ensure all allergies and individual needs are supported.