Chulmleigh Academy Trust

Skip to content ↓
  • Every Day is an Open Day!

    Missed our Open Evening? We welcome you to contact us to arrange a personal tour, call 01769 580215 or email admin@chulmleigh.devon.sch.uk. We look forward to meeting you. 

    GCSES 2018 - 87% English and Maths Grade 4 (C) and above, 37% of all grades 9-7 (A*-A). 

    School  transport available from Barnstaple, Rackenford, Torrington and Crediton areas.

CAT Preschools Limited

a subsidiary of Chulmleigh Academy Trust

Risk Assessment Policy

Statement of Intent

The Preschool believes that the health and safety of children is of paramount importance.  We make our setting a safe and healthy place for children, parents, staff and volunteers by assessing and minimising the hazards and risks to enable the children to thrive in a healthy and safe environment.

Aims

The basis of this policy is risk assessment which follows these five steps:

  • Identification of risk: Where is it and what is it?
  • Who is at risk: Staff, children, parents, etc?
  • Assessment as to the level of risk as high, medium, low. This is both the risk of the likelihood of it happening, as well as the possible impact if it did.
  • Control measures to reduce/eliminate risk: What will you need to do, or ensure others will do, in order to reduce that risk?
  • Monitoring and review: How do you know if what you have said is working, or is thorough enough? If it is not working, it will need to be amended, or maybe there is a better solution.

Procedures

Our risk assessment process covers adults and children and includes:

  • checking for and noting hazards and risks indoors and outside, and in our premises and for activities;
  • assessing the level of risk and who might be affected;
  • deciding which areas need attention;
  • developing an action plan that specifies the action required, the time-scales for action, the person responsible for the action and any funding required.
  • We maintain lists of health and safety issues, which are checked daily before the session begins as well as those that are checked on a weekly and termly basis when a full risk assessment is carried out.

Legal framework

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992