Health and Safety

Policy on Learner Health and Safety

General Behaviour
We place high priority and importance on the safety and welfare of all our staff and learners. Mature and disciplined behaviour is required and expected in all areas of the training location, including all surrounding areas. Please respect fellow learners and staff at all times. Safety regulations and rules are there to ensure that a safe and healthy environment is provided for everyone. These rules and regulations must be obeyed at all times. Any learner found responsible for inappropriate behaviour that could cause damage to property or hurt to others risks being dismissed from the course.

Training Environment
A clean classroom or workplace is a safe environment. All areas relating to instruction should be treated with respect at all times. Please ensure that your work area is kept safe and orderly at all times. This includes passageways around your workspace or desk.

Notices and Signs
All Health and Safety signs displayed throughout the training location must be adhered to at all times.

Hazard Statements
Hazard statements, where required, are displayed in the relevant training areas. Your tutor or instructor will explain these to you, along with specific rules and regulations that must be obeyed. Please read hazard statements and familiarise yourself with their contents.

Drugs, Alcohol or Stimulants
The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or controlled substances including stimulants, depressants, narcotics, and hallucinogenic drugs is forbidden. This also applies to prescription drugs except in relation to the person they were prescribed to. Drugs, other than those prescribed and of a medical nature, are not permitted in the training location and any person found in possession will be subject to disciplinary action. This action may include being dismissed from training. The consumption of alcohol or use of stimulants in the training location is prohibited. Learners found to be under the influence of alcohol or other stimulants, even if they were consumed before training or outside of the training location, will be subject to the Learner Code of Conduct Infringement process.

Possessing or using dangerous weapons, firearms or explosives.
The possession or use of explosives, fireworks, incendiary materials, or weapons by any learner, is absolutely prohibited in the training location and any person found in possession will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from training. Weapons include, but are not limited to, guns, firearms, shotguns, rifles, air rifles, paintball and pellet guns, tasers, and knives.

Fire Precautions
If the fire alarm sounds, all persons must evacuate the building immediately through the nearest fire exit. Once outside the building do not re-enter for any reason and go straight to your designated assembly point. Everyone should familiarise themselves with the fire prevention procedure and take all sensible precautions to avoid outbreaks of fire. Your tutor or instructor will advise accordingly.

Tools/Equipment
The Training Centre supplies tools, equipment and machinery for training when necessary. You must report any defect or damage to your tutor or instructor immediately.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
In some programmes and during certain activities, learners must use personal protective equipment. This includes wearing for example; protective clothing, footwear, gloves and safety glasses as advised by their tutor or instructor. Relevant personal protective equipment must be worn at all times during training unless advised otherwise by your tutor or instructor. It is each learner’s responsibility to ensure that all protective equipment is kept clean.

Reporting of Accidents, Incidents or Dangerous Occurrences
You should report any accidents or incidents, even small ones, to your tutor or instructor. You should also report any dangerous occurrences to your tutor or instructor. A dangerous occurrence is an unplanned and unwanted occurrence that could cause injury or damage to people, property or equipment. You should follow this procedure because it benefits everyone.

Malicious Action
Learners who deliberately abuse other learners or staff or damage or steal property or equipment are considered to have committed a criminal offence and will be instantly dismissed from their training. Their details will also be forwarded to the appropriate authorities. Learners who deliberately abuse the Fire Alarm will also be dismissed from their training.

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