RISK ASSESMENT

Most of the activities carried out by the Galaxy International School are routine and generally low risk in nature and do not require to be formally risk assessed. However, for any activity involving a significant risk, a written risk assessment will be carried out. We have conducted the  following risk assessments: General risk; Manual handling; Field trips; Sports.

Risk assessments must be brought to the attention of all relevant staff and pupils involved in the activity, and a copy sent to the Administrative Office.  
 
MONITORING OF THE SCHOOL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
A self-inspection (safety audit) of the School will take place every six months to monitor the effectiveness of the health and safety policy. The inspection will be madeby the Academics Director or the Health & Safety Officer.
 
HEALTH AND SAFETY QUERIES OR ISSUES
All staff and students encountering any kind of health and safety hazard in this School should report these promptly to the principal’s office or to any senior memberof staff.
Communication of Health and Safety information is a two-way process. The Principal’s office is responsible for circulating all relevant Health and Safety bulletins/updates to staff that need them. The Health and Safety Policy will be circulated to all staff annually and to new staff on appointment. Staffs that identify a Health and Safety issue or hazard are responsible for bringing it to the attention of the Academic Director or the principles office.  
 
HEALTH AND SAFETY CONSULTATION
Health and safety will be a standing item on the agenda of the meetings of the whole school staff,  Any member of the School,  who wishes to raise a health and safety item, should inform the principal’s office as soon as possible.  In order to achieve our aim we recognize the need for consultation and communication with all staff on Health and Safety issues. We also recognize the need to seek expert advice, where necessary, in order to determine risks to Health and Safety. We are committed to providing adequate training and information in respect of Health and Safety risks to all staff, and require support from everyone to enable the objectives of this policy to be fulfilled. All staff and students encountering any kind of health and safety hazard in this School should report these promptly to principal’s office or to any senior member of  staff.