Health & Safety
Creating a Sanitary & Safe Environment
The Business School believes that it is our responsibility to have a safe and sanitary environment, and as such we have outlined the following:-
- Smoking is not permitted.
- Drug and alcohol use is not permitted.
- Gender segregated sanitary facilities and clean water points are installed, and are maintained in good working order.
- Janitorial cleaning supplies are provided.
- Asbestos is not used in school buildings.
- Buildings are suitably maintained and constructed.
- Appropriateness of furniture and class size is maintained.
- Canteen policy and food safety regulations are upheld.
- Suitable firefighting equipment is provided.
- Emergency/evacuation plans are clearly displayed.
First aid kits and necessary protective equipment (for example latex and heavy-duty gloves) shall be available for emergency use at The Business School. The kit is located in the Administrative Office.
Health and Safety
General Policy Statement
The college will as far as reasonable possible ensure for the health and safety of all students, staff, lecturers, visitors, contractors etc. when on the college premises.
Towards this end, the college will:
- Provide all information, training, instructions and supervision to ensure a safe and healthy and safe working environment.
- Provide a working environment that promotes the health and safety of all.
- Ensure that information is provided to all stakeholders about health and safety issues, rules and procedures.
- Ensure that the college has adequate equipment to extinguish fires and prevent injuries to persons on the premises.
- Ensure that staff, lecturers etc. are aware of evacuation procedures.
- Ensure that all stakeholders observe the health and safety rules that serve to protect their health and safety.
- Ensure all accidents are recorded and investigated with a view of preventing similar accidents.
- Ensure that all conditions/situations that can compromise the health and safety of stakeholders are reported, recorded and corrected.
- Ensure that all contractors/sub-contractors working on the college premises work and operate safely with regards to their health and safety and the health and safety of others.
- Ensure that all combustible or dangerous substances are stored where they do not pose a health and safety threat to stakeholders.
Management of Health and Safety Matters
The administrative director will be responsible for the overall implementation and maintenance of the college’s health and safety policy.
All departmental heads will be responsible for ensuring that their department observe and comply with health and safety guidelines and procedures.
All employees must take personal responsibility for their health and safety and must not by their action jeopardize the health and safety of others.
Functions and Duties
The Director shall:
- Ensure that systems/equipment etc. to ensure health and safety are implemented and maintained on the college’s premises.
- Review health and safety procedures and systems continuously.
- Budget funds to ensure the health and safety of all stakeholders
- Effect all repairs/renovation to premises that can compromise the health and safety of stakeholders.
The purpose of this plan is to ensure the safe and orderly evacuation of the College premises during emergency situations such as fire and bomb scares.
- In an emergency (such as a fire) calmly alert all persons and quickly leave the building.
- Do not return for any reason (e.g. to retrieve a purse or a laptop).
- Close as many doors that you can behind you. Do not open doors unless you are certain there is no fire behind the door. You may place your hand on the door to check for heat/warmth.
- Call 911 as soon as possible.
- Report to the evacuation area across the road (Brickdam).
- Wait for a roll call before you leave or until your name is recorded by the College’s personnel.
Evacuation (Bomb Scare)
- You must be aware of the nearest exits and the evacuation area.
- If requested assist anyone who appears to need direction or assistance.
- Shut doors but do not lock.
- Proceed quickly to the evacuation area across the street.
- Do not leave the area until you have been accounted for and receive permission to leave by the College’s personnel.
The College has three evacuation routes: two at the back of the building and one at the front. These routes are clearly outlined on the College’s premises and on the notice board.