Christ Church C.E.
Primary School

Denshaw, Saddleworth

Health & hygiene

Safety

  • The children are supervised at all times and will always be in the sight of an adult.
  • An accident/incident book is available and all incidents are recorded, signed and completed.
  • Fire exits are clearly marked, accessible and never obstructed.
  • electrical power points are protected, where necessary
  • All dangerous materials, including medicines and cleaning materials are stored out of reach of children.
  • Low windows and glass are safety glass or covered.
  • Internal doors are slow closing and are fitted with finger guards
  • Safe storage is provided for the personal effects of staff.
  • All classrooms, kitchens, toilets are clean, and outdoor play area is clean and animal proof.
  • Equipment is non-toxic, sturdy and well made, is checked regularly and any damaged items repaired or discarded.

Health

  • The parents of any child perceived by staff to be unwell would be contacted and requested to collect their child. Staff will advise the child is kept at home until completely well. This is for the welfare of the unwell child and the other children in school.
  • All snacks provided will be nutritious and will take into consideration all children’s dietary and cultural requirements.
  • When cooking is an activity, adults will provide healthy wholesome food, promoting the children’s understanding of a healthy diet.
  • Children will have the opportunity to play in the fresh air throughout the year in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 either in the school’s own outdoor play area, or on outings to nearby parks and play spaces. Parents will always be informed so they can send the children with appropriate clothing for outdoor activities.
  • Parents will be asked to keep their children at home if they are unwell or have an infection, also to inform school as to the nature of the infection so other parents can be alerted, and the staff can make careful observations of any other child who seems unwell.
  • We request parents do not bring to school any child who has been vomiting or has had diarrhoea, until they have been clear for a full 48 hours since their last attack.
  • Cuts or open sores on adults or children, must be covered with an appropriate dressing.
  • At school, there will be at least one member of staff holding a valid First Aid certificate who will be on duty at all times. The first aid equipment is kept out of children’s reach and replenished as necessary.
  • Parents will have the opportunity to discuss health issues with staff and will have access to health information available to the school. The school nurse is also available for advice.

Hygiene

  • Hands to be washed after using the toilet and before the preparation and eating of food.
  • Paper towels will be available and disposed of appropriately.
  • Tables will be cleaned with hot water after activities and before food is served.
  • Children will be encouraged to use tissues and cover their mouths when they cough.
  • Children who have pierced ears should wear small stud earrings and will not try on each other’s earrings.

Hygiene rules relating to bodily fluids, blood, vomit or excrement:

  • Spills will be wiped up and flushed down the toilet.
  • Rubber gloves will always be used.
  • Floors and other affected areas will be cleaned with an appropriate cleaner

This policy and these procedures were adopted on 1st November 2007 and will be reviewed annually

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