Health and Safety Policy Statement
The following is a statement of the Nursery‘s health and safety policy in accordance with
Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
It is the policy of Roots & Shoots Day Care Limited to ensure so far as is reasonably
practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees working for the Nursery and
other persons who may be affected by our undertakings.
Roots & Shoots Day Care Limited acknowledges that the key to successful health and
safety management requires an effective policy, organisation and arrangements, which
reflect the commitment of senior management. To maintain that commitment, we will
continually measure, monitor, improve and revise where necessary, an annual plan to
ensure that health and safety standards are adequately maintained.
The Director / Nursery Manager / Preschool Manager will implement the Nursery’s health
and safety policy and recommend any changes to meet new circumstances. Roots &
Shoots Day Care Limited recognises that successful health and safety management
contributes to successful business performance and will allocate adequate finances and
resources to meet these needs.
The management of Roots & Shoots Day Care Limited looks upon the promotion of
health and safety measures as a mutual objective for themselves and employees. It is
therefore, the policy of management to do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent
personal injury and damage to property. Also, the Nursery aims to protect everyone,
including visitors and members of the public, in so far as they come into contact with our
activities, from any foreseeable hazard or danger.
All employees have duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and are
informed of their personal responsibilities to take due care of the health and safety of
themselves and to ensure that they do not endanger other persons by their acts or
omissions. Employees are also informed that they must co-operate with the Nursery in
order that it can comply with the legal requirements placed upon it and in the
implementation of this policy. Roots & Shoots Day Care Limited will ensure continued
consultation with the workforce to enable all viewpoints and recommendations to be
discussed at regular intervals.
The Nursery will ensure a systematic approach to identifying hazards, assessing the
risks, determining suitable and sufficient control measures and informing employees of
the correct procedures needed to maintain a safe working environment. We will provide,
so far as is reasonably practicable, safe places and systems of work, safe plant and
machinery, safe handling of materials and substances, the provision of adequate safety
equipment and ensure that appropriate information, instruction, training and supervision
We regard all health and safety legislation as the minimum standard and expect
management to achieve their targets without compromising health and safety.