First Aid Policy (Whole School)

This policy includes a statement on the Policy for Administration of Medicine in EYES (E5)

This policy includes girls in the EYFS aged 3-5 years and also applies to extended care in school.

The health and safety of the girls in the care of SHS is one of our prime concerns. There are, accordingly, clear procedures laid down by the Trust and the School to organize the provision of First Aid for the girls and staff both on and off school premises. Schools have added to this policy appendices  e.g. list of first aiders, location of first aid kits and defibrillators, and the schools procedures for the Administration of Medicines, Common Childhood Ailments, care of pupils with Allergies and Chronic/Long Term illnesses, Sharps Disposal and Spillages of Bodily Fluids.

Trust Provision

This policy is designed to promote the health, safety and welfare of pupils, staff and visitors at GDST schools through the provision of first-aid equipment and trained personnel in accordance to the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations and relevant DfE guidance.

‘First-aid’ means:

(a) in cases where a person will need help from a medical practitioner or nurse, treatment for the purpose of preserving life and minimising the consequences of injury and illness until such help is obtained, and

(b) treatment of minor injuries which would otherwise receive no treatment or which do not need treatment by a medical practitioner or nurse.

H&S (First Aid) Regulations 1981(as amended)

School Provision

The aim of first aid is to save lives and to ensure that minor injuries and illnesses do not escalate into major ones. Therefore, in accordance with good practice, ISI and DfE requirements, Sheffield High School as well as all GDST schools will ensure that:

  • A first aid needs risk assessment is carried out to ascertain how many first aiders and what type of first aid equipment/facilities are required on each site. 
  • It takes into account factors such as:
    • The number of staff / pupils on the site,
    • The location of the school and higher risk parts of the school site
    • The full range of activities undertaken by staff and pupils on the school premises during the normal school day, and as appropriate off-site and outside normal school hours, e.g. before / after the school day, at weekends and during the school holidays;
  • As a minimum, at least one adult with a current ‘First Aid at Work’ qualification (3-day training) is present on each school site during the normal school day, and at least one person with a current (2 day)paediatric first aid certificate if Early Years Foundation Stage pupils is present.  It may be sufficient for an 'Emergency First Aider in the Workplace (1 day training) to be present at other times, e.g. at the end of the school day or weekends and holidays when low risk after-school clubs are running, or early mornings, evenings and weekends and holidays when only employees are on the site undertaking low risk activities. However this must be determined by risk assessment. If there is any doubt to the level of risk of the activity, someone with a current 3 day first aid qualification should be present on site.
  • Appropriately qualified and equipped first aiders will accompany /be present at all off site sporting activities, fixtures, matches and events and educational visits/school trips. All school trips/outings undertaken by Early Years Foundation Stage pupils must be accompanied by at least one person with a current (2 day) Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
  • The necessary first aid equipment and facilities are provided at appropriate locations throughout the school, as well as an adequate number of appropriately qualified First Aiders.
  • Adequate training and guidance is provided for First Aiders, including refresher training every 3 years and, where appropriate, specialist first aid training, for example:
    • Paediatric First Aid for Early Years Provision,
    • First Aid for Lifeguards (currently not applicable at SHS)
    • Sports First Aid training for PE staff
    • Schools First Aid / First Aid for staff accompanying pupils on lower risk educational visits
    • Activity First Aid / Outdoor First Aid / Rescue & Emergency training for staff accompanying pupils on higher risk educational visits or visits to remote;
  • Lists of First Aiders names, qualifications, contact details are prominently displayed around teh school where staff and pupils can see them.
  • All staff are made aware of first aid arrangements and such information is included in the induction process for new staff.
  • Parents are made aware of the school’s first aid arrangements and the procedures for informing them if their daughter has had an accident, sustained an injury or received first aid treatment at school or on an off-site school activity. NB wherever possible the parents of EYFS pupils are informed on the same day as the accident / treatment;
  • A record is kept of any first aid treatment administered by the school nurse/first aiders;
    • A record is kept of all injuries to staff and pupils occurring both on and off the school premises as a result of school activities.
    • Records will be kept in accordance with https://oracle.gdst.net/legal/SitePages/DataProtection.aspx#16._Retention_of_datathe Trust’s policy on the retention of documents. In practice this means that records relating to pupils should be kept until pupils attain the age of 25, and records for all other categories of people should be kept for a minimum for 6 years;
  • The HSE is informed of injuries that are reportable under RIDDOR without delay. Detailed guidance on how and when to do this is given in the Accident Recording and Reporting section on H&S Oracle;
  • All injuries to staff and pupils requiring treatment beyond that provided by the School Nurse / First Aider are reported to the H&S team at Trust Office via the RIVO Accident Reporting System used by Sheffield High School and reported on at the termly Health and Safety meetings.
  • Dangerous occurrences’ and significant ‘near misses’ are recorded using the RIVO system and reported on at termly Health and Safety Meetings.
  • First-aid and accident reporting arrangements are regularly reviewed.

School Practice

Staff

All teachers and other staff are expected to use their best endeavours at all times, particularly in emergencies, to secure the welfare of pupils in the school.

Examples of emergencies which require immediate first-aid assistance include:

  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Asthma attacks
  • Epileptic fits
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fainting
  • Hypoglycaemia in diabetics
  • Bleeding
  • Breaks or sprains
  • Concussion

Senior School: The member of staff with responsibility for First Aid in the Senior School is the School Nurse, Heather Greaves (HG) who can be contacted on extension 25004 or in person in the nurse’s office in the Main School Building behind reception.

It is a part of HG's responsibility to administer first aid and to organise a pupil's transfer to hospital in the case of an emergency. If HG is not in school then help should be sought from Reception who will contact another qualified senior school first aider.

The Junior and Infant Schools meets the requirements for the EYFS. There are 7 members of staff trained in Paediatric First Aid, with an up to date qualification, and 12  members of staff with an emergency first aid qualification. First aid qualifications are monitored and training arranged as appropriate.

The Senior School 92 staff qualified in emergency first aid, this includes 1 member of staff who is trained in outdoor first aid. There are 3 First Aid at Work trained staff.

A Risk Assessment determines the number of first aiders and their training requirements for the School. This will take into account before and after-school events, number of staff/students on the site, location of sites and any high risk areas and off-site activities.

The School invites staff to volunteer to become first aiders/emergency first aiders, and will provide the necessary training when appropriate.

From 1st October 2009, a first aider:

  • Must complete have completed a First Aid HSE approved course and hold a valid certificate of competence. The certificate is valid for 3 years and the School will organise refresher training before its expiry. First aiders are qualified to give immediate help to casualties with common injuries and illnesses and those arising from specific hazards in school. Those persons training staff in first aid must have appropriate qualifications.

All First Aiders are covered by the Trust's insurance against claims for negligence provided that they are suitably trained, are carrying out their duties for the Trust and act within the School's guidelines for the administration of first aid.

All schools will have systems and procedures in place to ensure that all medicines are stored and administered safely. The systems and procedures must be formally documented. All staff who are authorised to administer medicines will receive training on the procedures, essential precautions, possible side-effects of the medicine and the importance of making appropriate records and informing parents.

No child under 16 should be given any medicine without their parent’s written consent. Prescribed medicines should only be administered to an Early Years Foundation Stage pupil if it has been prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse prescriber or pharmacist prescriber and the parents have given specific written permission for each individual medicine and the reason why it is needed. The pupil’s parents must be informed, wherever possible on the same day, if any medicines are administered during the school day.

A list of qualified first aiders/Emergency First Aid people is available in the Senior School staff handbook and can be found in many locations around the Senior School, including:

  • the medical room
  • the staff room
  • Reception
  • the Science department
  • the PE department

First Aid Accommodation

The Education (School Premises) Regulations 1996 requires that schools have a suitable dedicated room for the care and treatment of pupils. It must contain a washbasin, be near a toilet and appropriate for its use as a first aid room. In the Senior School this is located near the main reception in the school nurses’ office, in the Main School Building. In junior school the medical room is on the ground floor next to the disabled toilet. In infants it is in on top floor of the Snowdrops Preschool building.

First Aid Materials and Equipment

First aid containers marked with a white cross on a green background are sited in the following areas of the school:

First Aid equipment is available in the following locations in Senior School:

  • Medical Room
  • Science prep rooms (3)
  • Sixth Form Staff room
  • Kitchen/dining hall
  • Art department office
  • Studio 2
  • Studio 4
  • Home Economics
  • PE office
  • Drama studio/Gym
  • Music School Staff Room

First Aid equipment is available in the following locations in Junior School:

  • Medical Room
  • After School Club

First Aid equipment is available in the following locations in Infant School/preschool.

  • Reception
  • Preschool
  • Kitchen
  • Main School Class Cloakroom

The HSE recommends that, where there is no specific risk identified, a minimum provision of first aid items would be:

  • 1 Guidance card
  • 20 Adhesive dressings (various sizes, individually wrapped)
  • 4 Triangular Bandages
  • 6 safety pins
  • 2 sterile eye pads
  • 6 medium sterile dressings
  • 2 large sterile dressings
  • 1 pair clean scissors
  • 1 pair disposable gloves
  • 1 life aid resuscitator
  • 2 foil blankets
  • 4 eye wash pods
  • 2 burns dressings
  • 2 conforming bandages
  • Medi-wipes

At Senior School, staff are responsible for checking the boxes on a regular basis, informing the school nurse of any issues and requesting additional supplies when needed. Staff are asked to notify the Nurse when supplies have been used. The list of the locations of the boxes can also be found in the 'First Aid Policy for Staff which is found in the Staff Handbook. At Junior School Miss Murdoch liaises with the Nurse when the bags need to be restocked and Mrs Ollivent in Infant School does the same.

A first aid box is kept in the school minibus and is available for use on trips and outings. It is good practice to have a box available at sporting/outdoor events and those taking trips should obtain a first aid kit from the School Nurse prior to departure.

In addition, for Junior and Infant School trips and excursions, bum bag first aid kits are used and contain:

  • Disposable gloves
  • medical wipes
  • Various adhesive dressings
  • 2 x conforming bandages 
  •  2 x crepe bandages
  • 1 x triangular bandages 
  •  1 x small eyewash & eye pad

These are kept in the Medical room in Juniors and in the office in Infants, and are taken out on excursions. If the group is split into smaller units during the excursion more than one bag will be taken so that each adult in charge of a group will carry a bag. It is the responsibility of the teacher in charge of the bag to ensure that it is fully equipped before taking it out. Bags are checked regularly.

All first-aiders are aware of the guidance "Cleaning Up body fluid spills" (attached) and should implement the guidance on infection control where appropriate.

School Procedures for non-emergency situations

First Aid and Illness

It is assumed that all girls attending school are healthy and fit enough to cope with the School day without leaving lessons for medical attention. The School Nurse and first aid qualified staff are there for accidents, emergencies and illnesses that occur during the course of the School day.

If a girl is too unwell to remain in School then the nurse, first aider or trained reception staff will contact her parents so that she may be taken home, or to inform parents if the girl needs to be taken to hospital. Any girl who has had an accident requiring urgent medical treatment will be taken to Accident and Emergency at the Children’s Hospital, Sheffield.

Guidelines for Staff, Parents and Pupils

  • A list of First Aiders for each building can be found in the statement of Safety Organisation.
  • In addition to the normal First Aid cover available in school, the Nurse will be available in the Medical Room (Senior School) for general consultation at the following times:
  • Start of School Day before lessons 08.30 – 08.55
  • Morning break 1105-11.25
  • Lunch times 12.25-13.25
  • Generally healthy girls attending school should be able to manage their day around these times, without the need to leave lessons. Exceptions to this would generally be:
  • Severe Allergic Reaction
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Feeling faint
  • Hypoglycaemia in diabetic girls
  • Bleeding
  • Breaks or sprains, as a result of a fall during class time

(In these circumstances another pupil or member of staff should seek help from either the Nurse or the closest available first aid trained member of staff.

  • Headaches should normally wait until the recognised break times or until the pupil returns home. Exceptions would be a headache coming on suddenly causing a pupil to become distressed, and then help should be sought. 
  •  Special consideration will be made for Children with disabilities who may seek support at any time. Parents/guardians will be contacted for guidance if this support is accessed frequently or the pupil is distressed. 
  • In Senior School, if it is noted that a girl 'regularly' attends the Medical Room for a variety of non-specific problems/illness, and the Nurse is unable to ascertain the reason for this, the Head of Year should be notified.
  • The Nurse or a member of the Pastoral Team is available to talk/discuss problems/worries with pupils. An appointment can be arranged within the recognised break times, or may be arranged at another mutually convenient time.

These arrangements are designed to allow a greater degree of privacy to pupils wishing to see the Nurse or a member of the Pastoral team and should also help girls to benefit from full attendance at lessons.

Pupils are informed annually of where to go for help and it is on posters around school.

Pupils' known medical complaints

The School Nurse keeps records of those pupils with known medical and life-threatening conditions and allergies. A copy is kept in the staff rooms, canteens and all school offices with certain pupils' photographs. Staff should make themselves aware of any problems the pupils they teach may have.

Administering medicine

A parent who wishes their daughter to have medication in School (e.g. antibiotics), should complete the 'Request for School to administer medication' form, which is available from the School Nurse or Junior and Infant School Receptions and also available on Firefly.

Girls who have food allergies have their photograph displayed in the staff room and the kitchen. In Senior School, girls with specific conditions carry their own Auto Adrenaline Injectors(AAI)/inhalers (when prescribed), and there is also a 'named spare' in the Medical room. 'Named spare inhalers' are also kept in the Medical room in case an asthmatic girl were to forget her inhaler. Parents are responsible for providing and replacing these when they have expired.

In Junior School, medications such as inhalers and AAI's are kept in the following locations:

  • Medical Room in an unlocked upper cupboard.

Every girl with some  medical conditions have a Healthcare Plan which contains the necessary information. The School Nurse keeps all these forms. Copies are available, on SIMS before and a labelled folder on Firefly in the Staff user area under Medical.

On admission to School, and annually thereafter, parents are asked to complete a consent form giving permission for their daughter to receive paracetamol/over the counter medications from the School Nurse/appropriately trained first aider should the need arise. All medication and first aid treatment is documented and following the administration of medicine parents are notified by email.

All the lists of medical needs, and care plans are kept on Firefly in the medical area of the staff part.

In EYFS, medication should only be administered if the parents have given specific written permission for each medication and the reason why it is needed. The parents must be informed, wherever possible on the same day, if any medication has been administered. More guidance is available on H&S ORACLE.

Informing parents

Parents must be informed of any accident that takes place whilst their child is in our care. The School Nurse would do this or the First Aider dealing with the child.

If a girl is poorly and needs to be collected the School Nurse or designated first aider would contact a parent. A girl must not telephone her parent herself. The girl should wait in the medical room or next to junior school and infant school offices if she has a potential, contagious infection.

If a pupil has had medicine administered during the school day, parents are to be notified.

Procedures In The Event Of an Emergency

All accidents must be reported and recorded promptly.

Examples of emergencies which require immediate first-aid assistance include:

  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Asthma attacks
  • Epileptic fits
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fainting
  • Hypoglycaemia in diabetics
  • Bleeding
  • Breaks or sprains
  • Concussion

Schools should ensure that all staff and pupils are aware of the procedures to take in the event of a first aid emergency, e.g. by including advice along the lines below in staff and pupil handbooks:

If a member of staff or pupil witnesses an accident and the girl is able to walk she should be accompanied to the medical room if School Nurse (senior school) or Miss Murdoch (junior school)  is not there send a message to Main School office 25000 who will contact a first aider. Do not leave the girl unattended. In Infant School the child should be accompanied to the main school office.

If a member of staff or pupil witnesses an accident and the girl does not seem able to move do not try to help her to do so but send another girl to Reception for help. 

Staff are advised that if the situation requires urgent medical assistance do not hesitate to call an ambulance by calling 999/112 on any mobile or landline telephone.

See SHS Accident/Incident Procedure attached.

Hygiene Procedures for dealing with spillages of body fluids: (full information follows later in this section)

Staff should ensure that any spillages are dealt with quickly and safely. Spillages should be disinfected properly and the surface on which the spillage occurs should be taken into account e.g. carpet/hard surface. The area should be quickly blocked off. Protective clothing e.g. gloves should be worn. All materials used to clear the area must be disinfected or destroyed.

See spillage of bodily fluids procedure attached.

Dealing with particular Medical Conditions:

Staff have access to information (and photographs) about girls with known medical conditions, available in the staff room and kitchen notice boards. Staff are expected to familiarise themselves with this.

Special measures should be taken to cover outside and off site activities.

Asthma

Senior schoolgirls may carry one inhaler with them at all times and keep a 'spare' in the medical room. It is the responsibility of each girl to take their own inhaler to all PE sessions and on all school trips/visits.

Junior School teachers should ensure that inhalers and other emergency mediation are taken on all school trips/visits

In Junior School, inhalers are kept in the following locations:

  • Medical room

As a first-aider, your aims during an asthma attack are to ease the breathing and if necessary get medical help.

See the asthma management plan attached.

Allergic reaction/Anaphylaxis

Senior schoolgirls with specific allergies should carry an epi-pen with them at all times, if one has been prescribed. There should be a named spare in the Medical Room.

Junior School teachers should ensure that inhalers and other emergency mediation are taken on all school trips/visits

In Junior School, epi-pens are kept in the following locations:

  • Medical Room

In Infants and Preschool, epipens are kept in the following locations:

  • Mrs Ollivent’s office
  • Preschool main area

See allergic reaction management plan attached.

Epilepsy

In the event of a seizure, staff should

Do...

  • Protect the person from injury - (remove harmful objects from nearby)
  • Cushion their head
  • Look for an epilepsy identity card or identity jewellery
  • Aid breathing by gently placing them in the recovery position once the seizure has finished
  • Be calmly reassuring
  • Stay with the person until recovery is complete
  • Time the seizure
  • Seek help from the school nurse/first aider
  • Dial 999 if the seizure lasts for more than 5 minutes.

Don't...

  • Restrain the person
  • Put anything in the person's mouth
  • Try to move the person unless they are in danger
  • Give the person anything to eat or drink until they are fully recovered
  • Attempt to bring them round

Diabetes

  • All diabetic girls have named 'snack' boxes kept in the Medical Room in case of hypoglycaemia. Please inform School Nurse/First Aider on duty if these are required. Pupils may appear pale; complain of a headache, tingling lips, hunger or blurred vision.
  • Diabetic girls are not to waste their energy seeking a first aider; Staff must send another pupil whilst the diabetic girl takes her glucose tablets in class.
  • If girls are hyperglycaemic, they are to be allowed to go to the toilet during lessons and get a drink if this is necessary. They may state that they are thirsty, appear flushed, ask to go to the toilet frequently and may have a noticeable odour of acetone (pear drops) about them.

Signs and symptoms of diabetes:

Hypoglycaemia:

  • Hunger
  • Feeling 'weak' and confused
  • Sweating
  • Dry, pale skin
  • Shallow breathing

Hyperglycaemia:

  • Thirst
  • Vomiting
  • Fruity/sweet breath
  • Rapid, weak pulse

First aid aims with diabetes:

Hypoglycaemia:

  • Raise blood sugar level as quickly as possible
  • Get casualty to hospital, if necessary

Hyperglycaemia:

  • Get casualty to hospital as soon as possible

Actions with diabetes:

Hypoglycaemia:

  • Sit casualty down
  • Offer casualty food or a sweet drink
  • If there's an improvement, offer more to eat or drink
  • Keep casualty resting

Hyperglycaemia:

  • Call 999 immediately

Further actions with diabetes:

If the casualty loses consciousness

(Please see ORACLE for full guidance on first aid.)

ASTHMA MANAGEMENT PLAN

GREEN ZONE

Asthma under control

Breathing feels good

No cough or wheeze

Can take part in normal activities and sports

ACTION IF NECESSARY

IF WHEEZING, AND NO IMPROVEMENT FROM RELIEVER INHALER (BLUE) MOVE TO AMBER ZONE

Take 2-4 puffs of reliever inhaler as required, if cold symptoms present or before exercise

AMBER ZONE – MILD ASTHMA ATTACK

Cough, wheeze or tight chest

Can talk in sentences

Not distressed

ACTION

GIVE 4 TO 6 PUFFS OF RELIEVER INHALER (BLUE) VIA A SPACER, ONE PUFF AT A TIME, SHAKE THE INHALER BETWEEN PUFFS

Reassure and stay with the child

Call for help from School Nurse or First Aider

Help child to sit up or lean forward

Loosen tight clothing

Inform the parent/guardian

IF NO IMPROVEMENT contact parent to collect child and parent to take them to GP

IF CONDITION WORSENS MOVE TO RED ZONE

RED ZONE – SEVERE ASTHMA ATTACK

Breathing hard and fast

Can’t talk in sentences

Distressed

Becoming exhausted

Pale/grey/blue in colour

Feel frightened

ACTION

DIAL 999 FOR AN AMBULANCE

GIVE ONE PUFF OF RELIEVER INHALER (BLUE) EVERY 30 SECONDS (VIA SPACER), ENCOURAGE 4 BREATHS THROUGH SPACER, SHAKE THE INHALER BETWEEN PUFFS

If the child does not have a spacer, encourage them to hold their breath after each puff of inhaler

Call for help from School Nurse or First Aider

Contact parent/guardian

DO NOT move the child or make them lie back

Reassure and stay with the child

Loosen tight clothing

Keep calm

ALLERGIC REACTION/ANAPHYLAXIS MANAGEMENT PLAN

GREEN ZONE – MILD REACTION

Nettle type rash (urticaria or hives). Red, itchy, raised in nature

Swelling of the lips, eyes, other parts of face or body (angioedema)

Tingling of the lips, throat, tongue or throat

General redness and warmth

ACTION

Antihistamine - Cetirizine or Loratidine

Contact parents

Stay with the child until improved

AMBER ZONE – MODERATE REACTION

GUT REACTIONS –

Vomiting

Tummy ache

Diarrhoea

CHEST REACTIONS –

Sneezing and/or coughing

 Throat tightness/Lump at the back of the throat

Mild wheezing

Hayfever type symptoms

ACTION

Call for help from Nurse/First aider

Give antihistamine medication straight away –Cetirizine or Loratidine

Repeat Dose if required

If child has a mild wheeze and has an inhaler (or has severe asthma and not wheezing) also give 6-10 puffs of Salbutamol (blue inhaler)

Observe for development of Anaphylaxis

Contact parents

Stay with the child

Call for help from Nurse/First aider

Give antihistamine medication straight away –Cetirizine or Loratidine

Repeat Dose if required

If child has a mild wheeze and has an inhaler (or has severe asthma and not wheezing) also give 6-10 puffs of Salbutamol (blue inhaler)

Observe for development of Anaphylaxis

Contact parents

Stay with the child

SEVERE – ANAPHYLAXIS

Can occur with or without the mild or moderate symptoms

Difficulty in swallowing or speaking

Gasping or choking

Severe wheeze or chest tightness

Dizziness/undue sleepiness/collapse

ACTION

Give Epi-pen (if prescribed) into upper outer thigh, following the instructions carefully

Dial 999

Contact parents

Stay with the child

Remember in all cases:

Keep Calm

Stay with the child

Lay child flat

Repeat dose of antihistamine after 20-30 minutes if skin symptoms are persisting

Inform parents and ask them to be with the child

Ensure the child rests under supervision for at least one hour after the reaction has resolved to ensure no further symptoms

First aid information for Senior School Staff

If you are injured or become ill while in School, or if a colleague, pupil or visitor in School is injured or becomes ill, please locate the closest first aid trained member of staff. For further assistance place contact:-

Miss Heather Greaves (School Nurse) in Main School, Extension 25004

If Miss Greaves is unavailable, please report to reception and request a first aid trained member of staff is contacted.

First Aid Information for Junior School Staff.

In the event of an emergency – Please dial 999. Give the pupil’s name and age. The postcode for Melbourne House is S10 2QH. State to access junior school, use the entrance off Melbourne Road, and then please phone the pupil’s Parent/ Guardian, and Senior School.

If you are injured or become ill while in school, or if a colleague, pupil or visitor in school is injured or becomes ill, you must report immediately to:-

Miss H Greaves 25004, Miss C Murdoch 25039 (or her nominated deputy in her absence)

The official list of first aiders: Last updated September 2019

Infant & Junior School

Name

Comments

Location

Renewal Date

Miss

L

Phillips

2 day Paediatric Life Support

Infant School

07/01/2022

Mrs

H

Willatt

2 day Paediatric Life Support

Infant School

20/05/2022

Mrs

R

Leslie

2 day Paediatric Life Support

Infant School

14/05/2021

Ms

T

Jackson

2 day Paediatric Life Support

Infant School

14/05/2021

Ms

L

Jandu

2 day Paediatric Life Support

Infant School

14/05/2021

Ms

K

Moxam

2 day Paediatric Life Support

Infant School

14/05/2021

Mr

R

Albert

2 day Paediatric Life Support

Infant School

14/05/2021

MissMChambers2 day Paediatric Life SupportInfant School07/06/2020
MrsAOllivent2 day Paediatric Life SupportInfant School07/06/2020
MsGLeesing2 day Paediatric Life SupportInfant School07/01/2022
MsAKilby2 day Paediatric Life SupportInfant School07/01/2022
MissCGoddard2 day Paediatric Life SupportInfant School07/01/2022

Ms

A

Partington

Emergency Aid

Infant School

04/06/2021

Ms

R

Critchley

Emergency Aid

Infant School

05/06/2021

Ms

R

Nyarko

Emergency Aid

Infant School

06/06/2021

Mrs

K

Harrison

Emergency Aid

Infant/Junior School

04/06/2021

Mrs

L

Carmichael

2 day Paediatric Life Support

Infant/Junior School

07/01/2022

Mrs

J

Cooke

Emergency Aid

Infant/Junior School

05/06/2021

Mrs

E

Dickson

Emergency Aid

Junior School

05/06/2021

Mrs

D

Badger

Emergency Aid

Junior School

07/06/2020

Miss

E

Green

Emergency Aid

Junior School

07/06/2020

Mr

S

Wiles

Emergency Aid

Junior School

10/06/2022

Mrs

W

Revitt

2 day Paediatric Life Support

Junior School

07/01/2022

Miss

S

Johnson

2 day Paediatric Life Support

Junior School

14/05/2021

Mrs

E

Loveridge

Emergency Aid

Junior School

06/06/2021

Miss

C

Murdoch

Emergency Aid

Junior School

05/06/2021

Mrs

P

Parsons

Emergency Aid

Junior School

06/06/2021

Mrs

C

Puddephatt

Emergency Aid

Junior School

05/06/2021

Ms

D

Pooley

Emergency Aid

Junior School

04/06/2021

Mrs

S

Burrell

Emergency Aid

Junior School

06/06/2020

MrsMBatesEmergency AidJunior School23/05/2022

Miss

S

Hogg

Emergency Aid

Infant/Junior School

18/06/2022

MsLWilliamsEmergency AidInfant/Junior School10/06/2022
MsRRoweEmergency AidInfant/Junior School10/06/2022
MrsZHolmesEmergency AidInfant/Junior School18/06/2022
MrsNFrostEmergency AidInfant/Junior School18/06/2022
MrsKHurdleyEmergency AidInfant/Junior School18/06/2022
MrsRBurtonEmergency AidInfant/Junior School18/06/2022
MrPMadenEmergency AidInfant/Junior School18/06/2022
MrsGranthamEmergency AidInfant/Junior School20/05/2022

Senior School

Mrs

K

Barker

Emergency Aid

Senior School

10/06/2022

Miss

M

Barrachina Plo

Emergency Aid

Senior School

07/06/2020

Miss

J

Burrows

Emergency Aid

Senior School

08/06/2020

Mr

S

Campbell

Emergency Aid

Senior School

05/06/2021

Mrs

L

Hudson-Carr

Emergency Aid

Senior School

18/06/2022

Mrs

C

Devaux

Emergency Aid

Senior School

08/06/2020

Miss

E

Carter

Emergency Aid

Senior School

23/05/2022

Miss

L

Froggatt

Emergency Aid

Senior School

08/06/2020

Mrs

S

Fryer

Emergency Aid

Senior School

20/05/2022

Mr

M

Fuller

Emergency Aid

Senior School

08/06/2020

Ms

A

Gray

Emergency Aid

Senior School

06/06/2020

Mrs

C

Heery

Emergency Aid

Senior School

20/05/2022

Mrs

K

Ibbotson

Emergency Aid

Senior School

23/05/2022

Mrs

H

Jenkinson

Emergency Aid

Senior School

10/06/2022

Ms

K

Lloyd-Hughes

Emergency Aid

Senior School

10/06/2022

Mrs

P

Lockwood

Emergency Aid

Senior School

08/06/2020

Miss

T

Marsh

Emergency Aid

Senior School

06/06/2020

Mrs

J

Morley

Emergency Aid

Senior School

04/06/2021

Mr

S

Mozley

Emergency Aid

Senior School

06/06/2020

Mrs

M

Navey

Emergency Aid

Senior School

08/06/2020

Mrs MNeveEmergency AidSenior School01/10/2021

Mrs

A

Reed

Emergency Aid

Senior School

20/05/2022

Mrs

M

Rosset

Emergency Aid

Senior School

20/05/2022

Mrs

D

Ruhmkorf

Emergency Aid

Senior School

05/06/2021

Ms

C

Wallace

Emergency Aid

Senior School

05/06/2021

Mrs

S

White

Emergency Aid

Senior School

10/06/2022

Mr

S

Swann

Emergency Aid

Senior School

06/06/2021

Mr

J

Marsden

Emergency Aid

Senior School

04/06/2021

Mr

M

Thiselton

Emergency Aid

Senior School

04/06/2021

MrsMortonEmergency AidSenior School20/05/2022
MrsCLargeEmergency AidSenior School20/05/2022
MsMQuintanaEmergency AidSenior School20/05/2022
MrsAStorrEmergency AidSenior School10/06/2022
MrsSDuffyEmergency AidSenior School10/06/2022
MrsGRonksleyEmergency AidSenior School18/06/2022
MrCAdamsEmergency AidScience23/05/2022

Miss

H

Booth

Emergency Aid

Science

07/06/2020

Mrs

K

Boulton-Pratt

Emergency Aid

Science

10/06/2022

Mr

M

Brewer

Emergency Aid

Science

23/05/2022

Mrs

J

Collins

Emergency Aid

Science

18/06/2022

Miss

R

Crowther

Emergency Aid

Science

08/06/2020

Ms

J

Dean

Emergency Aid

Science

04/06/2021

Dr

M

Dinsdale

Emergency Aid

Science

23/05/2022

Mrs

L

Downes

Emergency Aid

Science

05/06/2021

Dr

J

McGregor-Jones

Emergency Aid

Science

06/06/2021

Mr

S

Nadin

Emergency Aid

Science

06/06/2020

Mr

A

Shaw

Emergency Aid

Science

06/06/2020

Mr

J

Speed

Outdoor First Aid

Science

06/06/2021

Miss

R

Willie

Emergency Aid

Science

06/06/2020

Mrs

A

Wright

Emergency Aid

Science

08/06/2020

Miss

R

Grafton

Emergency Aid

Science

06/06/2021

Mr

A

Davies

Emergency Aid

Moor Lodge

23/05/2022

Miss

T

Francis

Emergency Aid

Moor Lodge

06/06/2021

Mrs

C

Haynes

Emergency Aid

Moor Lodge

06/06/2020

Mrs

J

Morton

Emergency Aid

Moor Lodge

05/06/2021

Mrs

S

Parnell

Emergency Aid

Moor Lodge

06/06/2021

Mrs

E

Strong

Emergency Aid

Moor Lodge

06/06/2020

Mr

J

Dukes

Emergency Aid

Moor Lodge

05/06/2021

Ms

C

Hall

Emergency Aid

Sixth Form

06/06/2021

Mr

S

Coote

Emergency Aid

Sixth Form

05/06/2021

Mrs

A

Bouchier

Emergency Aid

Sixth Form

04/06/2021

MrsAGardnerEmergency AidSixth Form20/05/2022

Mrs

E

Davidson

Emergency Aid

Sports Hall

23/05/2022

Mrs

S

Good

Emergency Aid

Sports Hall

18/06/2022

Mrs

E

Rodgers

Emergency Aid

Sports Hall

06/06/2020

Miss

J

Russell

Emergency Aid

Sports Hall

04/06/2021

Miss

R

Podlaski

Emergency Aid

Sports Hall

06/06/2021

Mr

M

Hinchliffe

Emergency Aid

Whole School

08/06/2020

Ms

L

Parnell

Emergency Aid

Cookery Room

23/05/2022

Mrs

H

Simpson

Emergency Aid

Cookery Room

23/05/2022

MrsMRogersOutdoor First AidDuke of Edinburgh16/01/2023

Mr

M

Armitage

FAAW

Whole School

17/10/2021

Miss

S

Nicholson

FAAW

Senior School

17/12/2021

MsHGreavesEmergency AidSenior School20/05/2022
MrsHPrestonEmergency AidSenior School23/05/2022






Catering/Cleaning

Mrs

A

Beattie

Emergency Aid

Catering/Cleaning

29/08/2022

Ms

D

Saunders

Emergency Aid

Catering/Cleaning

05/06/2021

Mr

R

Harding

Emergency Aid

Catering/Cleaning

29/08/2022

Miss

S

Hizam

Emergency Aid

Catering/Cleaning

29/08/2022

Mr

S

Stothard

Emergency Aid

Catering/Cleaning

29/08/2022

Mr

S

Whitehead

Emergency Aid

Catering/Cleaning

29/08/2022

Mr

D

Wilson

Emergency Aid

Catering/Cleaning

29/08/2022

Miss

T

Robinson

FAAW

Catering/Cleaning

17/12/2021

MsSBowerEmergency AidCatering/Cleaning29/08/2022
MsLMcAfeeEmergency AidCatering/Cleaning29/08/2022
MsDHollowayEmergency AidCatering/Cleaning29/08/2022







*Examples of 'Specified Major Injuries' reportable under RIDDOR – for full list see ORACLE

  • Any fracture, other than to the fingers, thumbs or toes
  • Any amputation
  • Dislocation of the shoulder, hip, knee or spine
  • Loss of sight (whether temporary or permanent)
  • A chemical or hot metal burn to the eye or any penetrating injury to the eye
  • Any injury resulting from an electric shock or electrical burn leading to unconsciousness or requiring resuscitation or admittance to hospital for more than 24 hours

Any other injury:

  • leading to hypothermia, heat-induced illness, or
  • to unconsciousness, or
  • requiring resuscitation, or
  • requiring admittance to hospital for more than 24 hours.
  • Loss of consciousness caused by asphyxia or by exposure to a harmful substance or biological agent

Procedure for dealing with accidental splashing of potentially contaminated body fluids

(blood, faeces, vomit) on to a surface in school

This Procedure is for the School Nurse and other designated staff such as First Aiders and Caretakers

Surfaces which have been contaminated by body fluids should be disinfected as soon as possible by means of using:

  • Absorba Gel which is poured on to the fluid and turns it into a solid. The solid is then picked up and disposed of; or
  • Trigene disinfectant is sprayed on to the contaminated area. Trigene will kill HIV, Hepatitis A & B and all bacteria.
  • The Head-teacher and School Nurse must be informed and the exact details of the incident recorded.
  • Parents should be informed and advised that the child should be seen by her GP for advice and treatment.
  • Teachers should seek advice from their own GP.
  • Prevention in this respect is recommended. Hepatitis B can be prevented by means of immunisation and many Schools recommend this for their teaching staff.
  • All cuts and scratches must be covered with waterproof dressing. Disposable gloves and aprons must be used.
  • Informing Parents - Parents should be informed if their daughter has had an accident or sustained an injury. Parents of girls in EYFS should be notified on the day of the accident.
  • ‘Near Miss’ is an event that has the potential to cause significant injury or ill- health, e.g. incident in the car park where a person nearly got knocked over by a car.
  • A ‘Dangerous Occurrence’ is any unplanned event that results in, or could have resulted in, significant property damage and injuries, e.g. fires, gas leaks, collapse of ceilings, etc.

Protective gloves (only low level powder free latex gloves or similar) must be used when dealing with spillages of blood, vomit or any other body fluids.

Vomit may be placed in a WC but blood and other fluids must be placed inside a biological disposal bag and collected by an authorised waste disposal contractor.

If contaminated body fluids are splashed into the mouth or eyes of a pupil or teacher:

Senior School Accident / Incident Procedure

All accidents/ incidents MUST be reported and documented.

Dealing with an accident/ incident:-

  1. If it is an emergency call for help and call 999. If the patient cannot move, or you are in any doubt about their condition, do not move them and send someone to report the occurrence directly to Reception, who will make the necessary contacts for you.
  1. Contact a first aider in the area of the school you are in to treat the accident.
  1. If the patient needs further treatment, take them to the Medical Room and either:-
    1. leave them with the School Nurse, or
    2. If the School Nurse is not in her room, contact Reception. Reception will advise who the duty First Aider is and will contact the relevant person for you.

Reporting of accidents/incidents.

All incidents, whether to pupils, staff, contractors or visitors must be recorded in one of the following ways:-

  1. Term Time Reporting – All occurrences must be entered onto the RIVO system, by the School Nurse or trained members of staff. This includes Mr Kane, Mr Hinchcliffe, Mrs Robinson, Miss Murdoch and Mr Hald.
  1. Reporting During Holiday Periods – All occurrences must be entered into the Staff Accident Book, which is at reception. This information must then be transferred onto the RIVO system at the earliest opportunity.
  1. RIDDOR Reporting – the RIVO system is designed to highlight when an incident is reportable to RIDDOR. A RIDDOR report must be completed within 10 days of an incident.
  1. Near Miss/dangerous occurrence - are defined as

Staff need to be aware and report all near miss incidents to a member of staff with access to the RIVO system. Types of incident include:

Allergic reactions

Building collapse

Building design

Ceiling collapse

Chemicals / hazardous substances - contact with

Electrical fault

Equipment / machinery / plant fault or failure

Explosion

Falling object

Falling trees / branches

Fire

Flood

Floors - wet, slippery or damaged

Free-standing equipment falling / collapsing

Gas leak - cylinder

Gas leak – mains

Glass in doors / windows - breaking /shattering

Glass in equipment - breaking /shattering

Impact with object

Intruder / trespasser

Roads / paths - wet, slippery or damaged

Roof damage

Suspended equipment falling / collapsing

Suspicious package

Vehicle / traffic incident – collision between vehicle & pedestrian

Vehicle / traffic incident – collision between vehicles

Vehicle / traffic incident – collision with building / structure

Vehicle damage / disrepair

Wall collapse

Wall-mounted equipment falling / collapsing

Water leak (rain or piped water)

Weather - extreme / lightening

Windows falling out

Other

Responsibility:Updated:Review:
HG11/1911/20