Empiribox has developed a comprehensive Risk Assessment for each termly module we provide to subscribing schools, setting out the key H&S elements that schools must follow to ensure the safe delivery of lessons in their classrooms.
We have engaged Peninsula Business Services, the UK’s leading provider of Health and Safety services, to independently and regularly evaluate and approve our Risk Assessments, to ensure they meet all standards required by the HSE for delivery of education services in a classroom environment.
The Empiribox system gives schools the opportunity to do safe hands-on science every week of the year.
Empiribox complies with the terms of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (the act) and regulations made under the act, to provide and maintain a safe environment together with appropriate working practices for our schools.
Our health and safety objective is to pro-actively minimise the opportunity for classroom accidents and all our experiments have been risk assessed for safety in the classroom.
Empiribox staff co-operate with host school sites, with respect to their health a safety arrangements, and will provide such information, instruction, training, supervision and resources as necessary to implement this policy.
Empiribox staff, clients and others have a responsibility to care for their own, and others’ health and safety, and must report any shortfalls in standards or failings immediately to Empiribox and the host school management.
Empiribox consults with staff, clients, its advisors and others on health a safety matters through informal meetings, discussions and briefing sessions.
All incidents that either result in injury, or could have resulted in injury, will be reported on the appropriate forms and passed to the Empiribox management and host school site where the event occurred and will be investigated to identify the root causes, in order to prevent recurrence. Incident records will be monitored both by our directors and our heath and safety advisors.
The company’s Health and Safety policy has been developed for us by Peninsula and adopted by Empiribox who manage its implementation throughout the company and which will be reviewed annually, or following changes in circumstances of the company or the law.
A copy of the full Health and Safety Policy is available on request.