Health and safety
We take the legal responsibility to provide a safe working environment for staff, students, contractors and visitors to Summit Point School seriously.
Roles and responsibilities
At Summit Point School we are required to implement and maintain health and safety management systems to ensure:
- That no one in the school or vicinity is harmed or causes harm to others
- That no contractors are harmed or cause harm while doing any work they are engaged to do
We are required to take all practicable steps to ensure that no harm comes to any contractor or employee of a contractor while doing work they are engaged to do for the school. Contractors and subcontractors as employers also have duties to their employees (or if an individual, duties of a self-employed person).
Equally it is important to ensure that the actions of any contractors or sub-contractors do not create hazards or harm to students, staff and visitors.
In addition, we must take all practicable steps to ensure that:
- No action or inaction of any employee harms any other person, including students
- People at a school with the consent of the Board, or undertaking work for the Board, are not harmed by any hazard
We must warn people of any significant hazards at the school and clearly identify the roles and responsibilities of students, school employees, visitors and contractors.
Documents to download
Our health and safety system
The Ministry of Education has developed a health and safety system to help schools meet the requirements of the current Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992. At Summit Point School we use this to review our own health and safety systems.
The latest Ministry of Education health and safety updates can be found here:
- Factsheets for schools on the key components of a health and safety system
- Health and safety legislation updates
Key components of our system
Health and safety framework: Health and safety in your workplace. Mandatory requirements, guidance, tools and resources.
Risk identification: Identifying hazards in the workplace and managing the associated risks.
Injury and illness management: Notifiable injuries, reporting, recording and investigating incidents/accidents.
Injury and illness support: Structured systems to support the safe and early return to work of injured staff and workers.