Occupational Health and Safety

2016

Duty Holders

Under the Health and Safety at Work act 2015 Collectively Kids (Person conducting a business or undertaking, PCBU) has the primary duty of care for the health and safety of workers and others.

 

Collectively Kids is responsible for ensuring the health and safety at the workplace of:

  • All workers

  • Other people, by ensuring they are not put at risk from work being carried out.

    This means that Collectively Kids, must, among other things:

  • provide a safe and healthy environment for workers, including access to facilities

  • provide the right of information and training to all workers

  • provide and allow for worker participation in health and safety matters

  • notify all serious illness, injury or near misses

  • monitor workers’ health and workplace conditions to precent illness or injury

 

Marina Bachmann is the Officer is responsible for exercising due diligence to ensure Collectively Kids meets its health and safety obligations.

Marina Bachmann must take reasonable steps to:

  • know about current health and safety matters

  • understand the hazards/risks associated with the workplace operations

  • ensure that there are resources and processes for managing risks

  • ensure workplace health and safety processes and resources are being used.

 

Workers include:

  • Employees

  • Contractors, subcontractors and their workers

  • Labour hire companies and employees

  • Apprentices or trainees

  • People on work experience or a work trial

  • Volunteer workers whose work is integral to the business’ operation

Workers must:

  • Take reasonable steps for their own health and safety

  • Take reasonable care that their behaviour does not adversely affect the health and safety of others

  • Report any incident, risk or hazard to the officer

  • Comply with any reasonable instruction from the PCBU to allow the PCBU to comply with the act

  • Cooperate with the PCBU health and safety policies or procedures

  • Inform visitors of any known hazards and risks in the workplace

 

Other persons includes parents, visitors, casual volunteers, general public and those who may be put at risk by the work of the PCBU. It does not include people who are unlawfully in the on the premises.

Other includes children.

 

Other persons should:

  • Take reasonable care for their own health and safety

  • Take reasonable care that their behaviour does not adversely affect the health and safety of others

  • Comply with any reasonable instruction from the PCBU to allow the PCBU to comply with the act

  • Children have no legal responsibility for their own health and safety but taking responsibility for this is encouraged.

 

PCBU/Officer Leadership

Marina Bachmann is responsible for setting the direction of health and safety management at Collectively Kids. Health and Safety Legislation, ECE regulatory requirements, advice and supporting material from Ministry of Education, ERO and Te Rito Maioha, WorkSafe as well consultation with workers and the community will inform the ongoing development of an effective health management framework and resources.

 

Teachers and, at times, the centre community are actively involved in the review of centre policies, processes and resources.

 

Policies, plans, processes and resources relating the health and safety at work at Collectively Kids:

 

Emergency Plan

Asthma Plan

Seizure Plan

Induction health and safety information for students, relieving teachers and volunteers

Health and safety information for staff

Contractor Health and Safety Agreement

Hazards lists

Daily and Monthly cleaning and safety checks

Annual Health and Safety Check

 

Policies:

Health and Safety

Child Protection

Administration of medicine

Sun Safety

Child protection

Social Competence

Breastfeeding and Bottles

Nutrition and Physical activity (includes food safety)

Nappy changing

Sleep

Laundering and nappy hygiene

Handwashing

Outings and risk plans

Sexual Harrassment

Managing Stress

 

Staff health and safety training is recorded on the annual professional development record.

Collectively Kids - (09) 8495261 - collectivelykids@xtra.co.nz - 28 Carrington Road, Pt. Chevalier, Auckland 1025