White Rock Pre-school

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 Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents policy

 (Including procedure for reporting to HSE, RIDDOR)

 Policy Statement

 We follow the guidelines of the Reporting Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR) for the reporting of accidents and incidents. Child protection matters or behavioural incidents between children are NOT regarded as incidents and there are separate procedures for this.

Procedures

Our accident and incident book:

  • is kept safely and accessibly;

  • is accessible to all staff and volunteers, who know how to complete it; and

  • is reviewed at least half termly to identify any potential or actual hazards.

  • When asked to sign the accident book, parents will not be given access to another child’s accident records.

  • Names of other children will not be used when recording an accident to a child.

     

    Ofsted is notified of any injury requiring treatment by a general practitioner or hospital doctor, or the death of a child or adult.

     

    When there is any injury requiring general practitioner or hospital treatment to a child, parent, volunteer or visitor or where there is a death of a child or adult on the premises, we make a report to the Health and Safety Executive using the format for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences.

     

    Dealing with incidents

    We meet our legal requirements for the safety of our employees by complying with RIDDOR (the Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations). We report to the Health and Safety Executive:

  • any accident to a member of staff requiring treatment by a general practitioner or hospital; and

  • any dangerous occurrences. This may be an event that causes injury or fatalities or an event that does not cause an accident but could have done, such as a gas leak.

  • Any dangerous occurrence is recorded in our incident/accident book.     

  • For an incident we record the date and time of the incident, nature of the event, who was affected, what was done about it - or if it was reported to the police, and if so a crime number.

  • In the unlikely event of a terrorist attack we follow the advice of the emergency services with regard to evacuation, medical aid and contacting children's families. Our standard Fire Safety Policy will be followed and staff will take charge of their key children. The incident is recorded when the threat is averted.

  • In the unlikely event of a child dying on the premises, the emergency services are called, and the advice of these services are followed.

  • The incident book is not for recording issues of concern involving a child. This is recorded in the child's own file.