Policies & Proceedures

Health & Safety Policy

Statement of general policy

  • To provide adequate control of health and safety risk arising from our work activities, to our own employee’s and also to others who may be affected by them.
  • To consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety.
  • To ensure the safe handling and use of substances.
  • To provide information, instructions and supervision for employees.
  • To ensure all employees are competent to do their task, and to give them adequate training.
  • To prevent accidents and cases if work-related ill-health
  • To maintain safe and healthy working conditions.
  • To make available adequate resources for managing and controlling health and safety, 
  • To review and revise this policy, as necessary, at regular intervals

Responsible person(s)

Overall responsibility for health and safety is that of: Visionary individual Pathways Ltd.

Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is delegated to Gill Tellwright.

The responsibility to maintain and improve health and safety standards is held by the following people in the following areas: Gill Tellwright, Throughout Stop Gap.

Employee Responsibilities

  • Cooperate with issues regarding health and safety matters.
  • Do not obstruct anything that is provided to safeguard their health and safety
  • Take reasonable care of their own health and safety 
  • Report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person as detailed on this policy statement.


  • The person responsible for ensuring risk assessments are carried out is Gill Tellwright
  • The competent person including consultant who review risk assessment’s is Gill Tellwright / Samantha Hogg
  • Action required to remove / control risks will be approved by Senior Leader Team 
  • The person responsible for ensuring the action required is implemented is Gill Tellwright 
  • The time frequency within which assessments will be reviewed (unless there is a change that means it must be done sooner is Annually

The target date for overall completion is 1st April 2022.

Safe handling & use of substances 

The person responsible for the following is Gill Tellwright

  • Identifying all substances that need a COSHH assessment
  • The person responsible for undertaking COSHH assessment
  • All action identified in the assessments are implemented
  • All employees are informed about COSHH assessment
  • All new substances can be used before they are purchased
  • Any changes will be notified to all staff accordingly

Competency for updates

  • Induction updates will be provided for all employees by Gill Tellwright / Samantha Hogg
  • Records are kept: In upstairs office
  • Updates will be identified, arranged and monitored by Gill Tellwright


To ensure our safe working practices are being followed, we will: Update all Staff within Team Meetings and email 

The person responsible for investigating accidents is Senior Leader Team

Accidents, first aid & health

  • The first aid boxes are kept: Round floor (medical room)
  • The appointed first aider is/are: Gill Tellwright 
  • All accidents and cases of work-related ill health are to be recorded in the accident book. The book is kept in: Medical room 
  • The person responsible for reporting accidents is Staff Member on duty

Emergency procedures, fire & evacuation

The person responsible for the following is Gill Tellwright

  • Fire risk assessment is undertaken and implemented
  • Escapes routes
  • Fire extinguishers are maintained and checked
  • Alarms and testing
  • Emergency evacuation procedures

Further Information

NSPCC Helpline
0808 800 5000

CPSU (Child Protection in Sport Unit)

0800 1111


Anti-Bullying Alliance

This policy should be reviewed and updated annually

This policy was last reviewed
September 2021

Date of next review
April 2022

Reviewed by
Matthew Hogg

Contact information
07710 392386

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