The governing body and Headmistress of Altrincham Grammar School for Girls will do everything it can to provide a safe and healthy working and learning environment for staff, pupils and visitors. It believes that the prevention of accidents, injury or loss is essential to the efficient operation of the school and is part of the good education of its pupils.
The governing body notes the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 (s.3(1)), which states that it is the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons who are not in his or her employment but who may be affected by it are not exposed to risks to their health and safety, and accepts that it has a responsibility to take all reasonably practicable steps to secure the health and safety of pupils, staff and others using the school premises or participating in school-sponsored activities.
The governing body believes that only the adoption of safe methods of work and good practice by every individual can ensure everyone’s personal health and safety. The governing body will take all reasonable steps to identify and reduce hazards to a minimum, but all staff and pupils must appreciate that their own safety and that of others also depends on their individual conduct and vigilance.