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Keeping Safe at Kendal College

Kendal College in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Section 2 (3) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and all other relevant legislation, recognises and accepts its responsibilities to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all its employees and learners and to ensure that their activities do not adversely affect the Health and Safety of other people including contractors and visitors to the College’s premises.

The College will take all steps, so far as is reasonably practicable, to meet this responsibility paying particular attention to the management and provision of:

It is the responsibility of all employees, learners, contractors and visitors to act in an appropriate manner in preventing injury to themselves and others.

  • Detailed risk assessments in accordance with all relevant statute law and College policy
  • Relevant information, training, instruction and supervision
  • Record and investigate all incidents in compliance with the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) and College policies and procedures
  • Work in partnership with contractors to ensure safe working practices are adhered to
  • We will work with and monitor employers involved in Work Based Learning to ensure that common standards are in place

The College will encourage full consultation with employees and learners on Environmental, Health and Safety matters and will monitor reviews regularly.

Any safety representative appointed by recognised Trade Unions in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act will participate in this process. The Health and Safety Committee will meet once per term to jointly consult on all relevant issues and an annual health and safety report will be presented to College governors.

Graham Wilkinson

on behalf of the College Corporation



Linked to health and safety is the safeguarding of our students, staff and visitors and our Safeguarding Policy is written to provide you with the assurance that the College takes all steps to providing an environment where student feel they can raise concerns, knowing they will be responded to.

The College’s trained and experienced Safeguarding Team can call on a range of services within Cumbria and Lancashire to support students who find themselves in crisis or who need support.  Referral to the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Board or to the Early Help team will be made where internal services cannot provide the required level of support.

We operate safe recruitment practices in respect of staff working at the College and our visitors are required to sign in on arrival and remain in public spaces of the college unless accompanied by a member of staff.

Under the Counter-Terrorism Act 2015, the College has put in place a range of measures to address the Prevent Agenda and to provide support to students and staff in the event of a serious incident affecting the College and monitors risk and actions to improve student safety.

To view our Safeguarding Policy, click HERE

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