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First Aid Policy
It is a statutory requirement for an employer to make adequate First Aid provision for all
employees. At Kings College it is recognized that the provision should cover all staff, pupils and
visitors. It is the aim of the College to provide First Aid treatment and where necessary,
secondary aid as well as to treat all casualties, relatives and others involved with care,
compassion and courtesy.
To support the Kings College Health and Safety Policy
To ensure the safe administration of First Aid when appropriate at Kings College
To outline the responsibilities of Kings College staff with regards to the safe
administration of first aid when required
Health and Safety Policy
Risk Assessment Policy
Crisis Management policy
Fire safety and prevention policy
Kings College Trips policy
Accidents and Near Misses Policy
Provision of First Aid Personnel
The Nurses room is situated within the school and provides a professional medical service for
all pupils from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday and is staffed by a qualified nurse (ext.
12328). In addition to the nurse who is fully qualified to deliver first aid, many members of
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teaching and support staff have received basic first aid training, which also ensures cover
during school vacations when the Nurse is not present.
The College considers this first aid provision is adequate and appropriate for the number of
staff, pupils and visitors on the College site at any time. The Colleges policy is to ensure that
the advanced trained first aiders are re-trained every three years. See Appendix One for those
who currently hold a qualification.
It is important that all staff are made aware of who the first aiders are in their area, in order
that a first aider can respond in the event of an accident, especially out of school hours when
the Nurse may not be on campus.
A First Aider should be summoned immediately in the case of a minor accident. Use the First
Aid box located nearest to the accident, a list of First Aid box locations follows this document.
Secondary aid from the Nurse should be sought if necessary. In the event of a serious accident,
call and summon an ambulance (dial 112) before contacting the Nurse. In the case of injury to
a pupil, their parent / guardian (or other appropriate adult) should be contacted as soon as it is
convenient to do so. If the pupil is taken to hospital, he/she should be accompanied by their
parent / guardian.
Record Keeping and Administration
Within the ISAMS System, pupils with specific medical conditions are identified and an
individual care plan has been produced. Members of staff should make themselves aware of
pupils in their care who have such a plan, particularly when escorting trips away from the
Reporting Accidents and Record Keeping
All members of the school community should report any accident or incident, however minor,
as soon as possible after it has occurred. When an injured person is unable to complete their
own details of the accident, then the First Aider and/or witness should do it on their behalf.
The Schools accident book is held in the School Medical Room
Pupils/Staff/Visitors accidents should be reported. The completed form should then be sent to
the Nurse as soon as possible with copies to the Health and Safety Officer.
The original is kept in the School Medical Room.
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Accident reports must contain:
The date, time and place of the event;
Details of those involved;
A brief description of the accident/illness and any first aid treatment given;
Details of what happened to the casualty immediately afterwards for example went to
hospital, went home, resumed normal activities, returned to class.
The Head teacher, and Heads of School should be informed about any incident if it is at all
serious or particularly sensitive for example when a pupil has had to go to hospital or if one
pupil has caused deliberate damage to another or where negligence might be suggested.
If, as the result of an accident, an employee is taken to hospital, is unable to work or
subsequently becomes absent from work, they must inform either the line manager or Head
teacher should be notified immediately. All staff are expected to use their best endeavours in
the event of a first aid emergency. H&S Specialist should report all serious accidents to
Location of First Aid Boxes (other than the Nurses Office)
Infants bathroom (KS1 playground)
- Prenursery building (first floor and second floor)
- Laboratory (B1A)
- Dinning room
- Swimming pool
- Kitchen staff toilets
- Early years patio
- Infants- Janices class
- Infants - Jos class
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P.E. OFFICE NEW BUILDING
PREP. ROOM NEW BUILDING
TENBURY HOUSE (KITCHEN)
TENBURY HOUSE (CLEANERS ROOM)
1ST FLOOR TENBURY HOUSE
(Please inform the Nurse if a First Aid box has been used so that necessary items may be
replenished). The first aid boxes will be review quarterly by the nurse.
Procedures in the Case of Minor Accidents
A First Aider should be summoned immediately in the case of a minor accident.
Use the First Aid box located nearest to the accident. A list of First Aid box locations is
shown above in this document.
Gloves should be worn when tending to an open wound.
Clean the wound with alcohol-free wipes before applying a dressing. Blood-stained
wipes should be placed in a plastic bag and sealed before disposal.
Chemical burns should be treated with cold water, and the injured person taken to the
Nurse together with the name of the chemical (if known).
Disposal of Bodily Fluids
Blood, diarrhoea, urine and vomit spillages should be removed, wearing plastic gloves and
aprons, with paper tissues or disposable cloths and placed in a sealed plastic bag. The bag will
then be stored in the Nurses office until it is collected by the Waste Disposal Contractor.
Clinical waste bags are available and stock can be replenished from the Nurse. Stains should be
cleaned with diluted disinfectant, and stain remover on carpets. Any washable soiled items
should be washed in temperatures in excess of 60C in the washing machines located in
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Procedures for PE/Games/Activities Staff In The Event Of Injury to Pupils
For all match and/or practice sessions, the following is a list of guidelines to document what is
believed to be the appropriate procedure:
1. Attend to the student as soon as you recognise he/she is in distress. (Do not
necessarily wait for the game to be stopped).
2. Make an immediate assessment as to whether the distressed student needs a) medical
attention or b) some basic recovery time.
3. If the event of (a), decide whether the situation is an emergency or whether he/she is
simply in need of basic treatment.
4. If an emergency, call for Ambulance (dial 112) and contact the Nurse for help.
5. If basic treatment is required, either treat the student if you have the confidence and
training, contact a College-recognised First Aider, or contact the Nurse.
In case of and activity out of the site there is a portable first aid box in the nurses room to
N.B. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS OVER THE EXTENT OF THE INJURY, DO NOT MOVE THE PUPIL
WAIT FOR A QUALIFIED MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION TO ARRIVE.
If you need the services of the Nurse, summon her by phone, take the pupil directly to her
office yourself, or instruct a responsible student or adult to take the injured party to her. Do
not allow a student to change his/her mind en route. The member of staff should endeavour
to give clear information about the type of injury to the Nurse or attending medic. This is
particularly important in head injuries when the pupil may not always remember exactly what
Important phone numbers
Nurse (Ext.12328) Mobile: 650 090 239
Emergency Paramedic Care 112
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Annex A: First Aid Certificate Holders
Silvia Prez (Nurse)
Silvia San Romn
Sira Garca Gutirrez