Health & Safety and Requirements
Health and Safety
We have our own Health & Safety adviser who has been trained. The adviser carries out risks assessment on any new area of work prior to it being introduced to our students. Each student is also risk assessed and we make sure all our staff are fully trained and informed.
Health and Safety Training
All our staff are fully trained in Health & Safety to ensure that our students work in a safe environment. Our own Health & Safety adviser is regularly training staff and students on site.
We encourage our staff to relay the importance of Health & Safety to our students so they understand the hazards while working on the farm, and to ensure we maintain a safe and secure environment.
All our students are risks assessed individually in order to make sure all staff are aware of the students’ needs and difficulties. Risks assessments are reviewed every year or if there is a change in the student's needs. We also carry out risks assessment for each area of the Centre and we make sure staff are aware of the procedure to avoid putting our students at risks.
Working on a farm
All our students working on the farm are counted and registered every day. The farm is also well secured as we do have a very strict policy about students and visitors going in and out. Visitors are always greeted by our receptionist and follow a strict policy while they are on site.
Anyone working in the day centre, staff and students, must have their tetanus immunisation done and up to date.
It is a requirement that students must be up to date with their tetanus immunisation before starting at The John Graham Centre as they will be working in a farming environment.