Welcome to the Staff Area of the School Website.
St Teresa's is in a cluster of seventeen South Ribble Primary School known as WRIST
WRIST Schools work together to run key annual events including the Celebration of Friendship, School Council Meeting and year-specific moderation meeting, as well as a Continuing Professional Development Programme and network opportunities for Subject Leaders, NQTs, Learning Mentors, etc.
Health and Safety
The Health and Safety Policy details the arrangements for the implementation and management of proper health and safety controls within the school and the people responsible.
Arrangements to deal with and manage emergencies such as flood, bomb threat, loss of services in the buildings employees, pupils and visitor access as detailed in the Emergency Preparedness Matrix available on the A-Z of the Health and Safety Home page on the School Portal.
This should be read in conjunction with the School Emergency Plan held by the Headteacher.
Please familiarise yourself with the Risk Assessments saved to the St Teresa's SharePoint site
Click here to go to the Risk Assesssments folder
Visual Inspection of Electrical Appliances
School employees are required to be aware of basic electrical safety to ensure their own safety and that of children in the school. This basic awareness includes the requirement to carry out visual inspections of electrical appliances prior to use.
Before using any electrical appliance whether already plugged in or not, employees should carry out a brief visual inspection to ensure that there are no exposed, live, parts on the equipment itself that could lead to electrocution or pose a fire risk.
Before using any portable electrical appliance that is not already plugged in, employees must carry out a basic safety check to ensure that:
- the cable is not frayed or worn;
- the cable is securely fitted into the body of the plug;
- the plug is not cracked or otherwise damaged;
- the wall socket is not cracked or otherwise damaged;
- the plug pins are secure and straight;
- there are no signs of scorching around the plug pins;
- there are no signs of scorching on or around the wall socket itself;
- multi socket adaptors are not overloaded (where in use).
All of the above points also apply to extension cables; however, in addition, extension cables should be fully unwound when in use to prevent overheating which could pose a fire risk.
The use of double headed adaptors across the County Council is prohibited.
By carrying out these simple checks before using any piece of electrical equipment, employees will greatly reduce the risk of electric shock to themselves and others.
If a fault is detected on a piece of equipment, it should be taken out of use immediately, appropriately signed, stored safely and reported to the appropriate Line/Premises Manager as soon as possible who will arrange repair. The equipment should not be used again until it has been checked by a competent electrician. Where appropriate, other people with access to the building should be made aware of any potential risks and steps should be taken to ensure that they do not have access to faulty equipment. Where there is any possibility of other persons using the equipment prior to repair, the plug should be removed/cut off to prevent this.