Statement of Intent
Reach Up recognises that discrimination against different groups of people is widespread in our society and we that have a responsibility to take action against and to prevent discrimination
We believe that by drawing on and valuing diversity, the organisation will be enriching, and its ability to provide assistance to people in need will be strengthened.
We are aware that the high rates of illness and early death in areas of poverty and disadvantage are related to the low incomes of many families who live there. All our aims and objectives reflect our wish to support children, young people and communities in increasing their own strength to take control over how to improve their outcomes in relation to their health, emotional wellbeing and quality of life.
In all our work we will aim to eliminate discrimination and lack of opportunity and outcomes on the grounds of:
Physical, mental, sensory or learning disability
Place of residence
Race, ethnic origin or colour
Status or income
We will actively strive towards promoting equal rights, opportunities and outcomes for the people and organisations with which we work.
We will use our influence to change attitudes and policies, which reinforce discrimination.
We will aim to create an environment in our activities and events, recruitment and training, in our volunteering opportunities, our meetings and in our office in which all individuals can feel welcome.
We believe that Equal Opportunities and Outcomes are an integral part if all the activities of the Reach up, and that our effectiveness can be measured by the fulfilment of the principles outlined in this statement.
Implementation of policy
We are committed to making the above statement effective in all spheres of our work and structure.
All activities are projects maintained, developed and co-ordinated by Reach up will accord with our commitment to equal opportunities and outcomes and this policy.
Reach Up is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. It recognises its responsibility to take all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to project children from harm, abuse and exploitation. Reach up acknowledges its duty to act appropriately to any allegations, reports or suspicions of abuse.
Paid staff and volunteers will endeavour work together to encourage the development of an ethos which embraces difference and diversity and respects the rights if children, young people ad adults.
In implementing this child protection policy Reach up will:
In accordance with the Healthy & Safety at Work Act 1974, Reach Up Youth Group acknowledges its responsibility for the health and safety of its employees. In addition. Reach Up group undertake to comply with all relevant legislation* to protect the health and safety of its employees, volunteers and service-users whilst on the organisation’s premises.
1. HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
1.1 The trustees are responsible for the implementation of this policy
2.1 Duty of the Employer
The Trustees will be responsible for this policy and for its implementation and monitoring.
The board will nominate and appointed person to take responsibility for specified health and safety.
3. DUTY OF EMPLOYEES
The Health and safety at Work Act also places the following duties on all employees:
3.1 To work safely, efficiently and without endangering the health and safety of themselves, their colleagues or the general public or any other person who has the right of access to the organisation’s premises at any time;
3.2 To adhere to the safety policy laid down by the organisation;
3.3 To report all accidents, near misses or hazardous situations to the appropriate persons;
3.4 To wear safety and protective equipment where these are provided for use at work;
3.5 To meet other statutory safety obligation including that laid down in section 8 of the Act which states that “no person shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions”.
4. USE OF WORK EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS 1992
4.1 Reach Up will provide for the regular maintenance of tis equipment and systems. This will include a periodic check of all electrical appliances that Reach Up is responsible for and the regular maintenance of all work equipment.
4.2 Information on how to use work equipment will be available to employees/volunteers. It is the responsibility of employees/volunteers to ensure that they are familiar with the instructions for operating equipment before doing so.
4.3 Reach up will not accept responsibility for accident resulting from misuse of equipment or using incorrect equipment for a given task (e.g climbing on chairs instead of ladders).
5. HEALTH AND SAFETY (DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS 1992)
5.1 An employee/volunteer will be deemed a VDU ‘user’ under the regulations if they meet the following criteria:
a) Dependence on the use of a VDU for their job;
b) Use of the VDU for continuous spells of over one hour.
5.2 Identified users will be allowed a five minute break away from the VDU after one hour continuous screen use/keyboard use.
5.3 Identified users will be given a regular eye-checks every 24 months at Reach up expense. Reach up will consider meeting the cost of corrective lenses only if any deterioration of eyesight is a direct result of VDU use.
5.4 Full consideration will be given to identified users who request breaks from VDU work on medical grounds )e.g pregnancy, upper limb pains, discomfort to hands, arms or shoulders as well as eyesight problems or headaches).
5.5 Reach up will ensure that workstations (display screen, keyboard, work-desk, work-chair and enviorment) for VDU users and non-users comply with the relevant regulations to be enacted from 31 December 1996.
6. THE CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH REGULATIONS (COSHH) 1998
6.1 Reach up will identify all hazardous substances used in the workplace.
6.2 Wherever possible, reach up will replace hazardous substances used in the workplace.
6.3 Reach up will provide adequate storage facilities for all hazardous substances.
7. RECORDING OF ACCIDENTS
7.1 A Register of accident and injuries will be available at all Reach up premises. The registers will include the date of the accident, name, sex, age, ad occupation of the person injured, nature of the injury, place where the accident occurred and a brief description, name of person recording accident, name(s) of witnesses.
7.2 A written record of all modifiable accidents (i.e those resulting in death or an employee being off work for longer than three days) will be kept for at least three years.
Last updated: August 06, 2021
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