FAQs on Health and Safety
What provisions exist for students with learning/other disabilities or illness?
Docklands Academy encourages all students to study with us, regardless of any disability or illness. Education is a right that everyone should be able to experience, and we will always do our best to accommodate a student’s needs.
Upon application, students must note any mental or physical illness or disability that could have an effect on their ability to successfully complete their program, or affect another student or member of staff during their stay. It is also important for us to know if there is any risk of needing emergency treatment or intervention, or any special accommodation requirements, so we are well equipped to deal with any potential problems. In the unlikely event that a student becomes too much of a risk in terms of their own health and the health of other students and staff, or is unlikely to complete their programme, their application or enrolment may be regretfully ended. Any refunds will be decided on a case by case basis.
What health and safety policies do you have at Docklands Academy, London?
Docklands Academy, London recognises its obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and related legislation. The company will, in the conduct of its activities and so far as is reasonably practicable:
Protect the health and safety of its employees and others that may be affected by its activities.
Limit adverse effects on the physical environment in which those activities are carried out.
Docklands Academy, London recognises that the skills and energies of its employees are amongst its greatest assets and it has a responsibility to provide for their welfare and equally for its learners, contractors, vendors and visitors. So far as is reasonably practicable, Docklands Academy, London will:
Provide and maintain safe working environments and practices that do not constitute risks to health, safety and welfare.
Formulate standards and policies that comply with relevant statutory requirements in respect of health, safety, welfare and the environment, as they affect employees, learners and the public.
Actively promote a positive health and safety culture through the development of good practice
Safeguard employees, learners and all others from foreseeable hazards with regard to health, safety or the environment, in current processes, practices and working systems.
Ensure that, when new substances, plant, machinery, equipment, processes or premises are introduced, adequate guidance, instruction and supervision are provided for safe methods of work to be developed.
Train employees to be aware of their own responsibilities in respect of health, safety, welfare and environmental matters, and to ensure they actively participate in good practice that leads to the prevention of accidents and occupational and non-occupational injuries and diseases.
How is health and safety policy implemented?
Particular implementation tasks include:,
Issuing a local safety statement; setting out the detail of how this policy is to be applied to all employees and all other visitors.
Allocation of sufficient resources to operate and maintain safe and healthy places of work.
Ensuring adequate information is clearly displayed on specific hazards applicable to each site.
Promotion of effective participation by all employees in joint consultation on health and safety matters.
Provision of adequate fire protection, first aid equipment and health monitoring procedures at all sites.
Actively encourage and take account of feedback on health, safety and environmental issues at the appropriate forums to review and continually improve current policy and procedures.
What are the responsibilities of learners and visitors?
Learners and visitors are required to comply with the company’s health and safety processes and procedures and should be registered appropriately at the reception on their arrival and departure.
Learners and visitors are not to interfere with anything provided to safeguard their health and safety.