Statutory Engineering Inspections Reminder (THIS IS NO LONGER AN AUTOMATIC 'OPT IN' SERVICE - SCHOOLS NEED TO BUY THIS SERVICE)
You, as a School, have a duty to ensure that equipment for which you have a responsibility, such as:
Powered doors & gates.
is inspected in accordance with the HSE’s Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).
This legislation makes employers responsible for ensuring that certain types of equipment exposed to conditions causing deterioration, which is liable to result in dangerous conditions, is inspected at suitable intervals.
These inspections are a mandatory requirement under the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974, along with other supporting legislations, and is required regardless of any other SLA which may be in place to look after your equipment.
Further information can be viewed at the HSE Website
The law requires that the inspection, examination and/or testing is undertaken by a Competent Person at a specified frequency.
The Competent Person will then issue either:
a certificate allowing its use/continued use, if the equipment is safe for use.
If the equipment is not considered safe for use, issue a notice prohibiting its use. They will also detail the reasons why it use has been prohibited.
Equipment can only be used if it has a valid certificate.
Any equipment which does not have a valid certificate will result in it being non-compliant and you will be held liable under the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974. should an incident occur.
Wigan Council is presently responsible for administering a comprehensive contract, to carry out the engineering safety inspections to over 12,000 items of equipment across the Borough.
This is carried out by a UKAS accredited service provider, employing highly qualified and competent Engineers.
Schools are again being offered the opportunity to benefit from the economies of scale that this contract brings to the Council.
If you decide not to purchase this service, you are still obligated to ensure that these inspections are undertaken and you must arrange this with your own service provider.
I therefore urge you to arrange these inspections with immediate effect in order to avoid any potential Risk.
GREENSLATE FARM 'FEED THE ANIMALS' WINTER FUNDRAISER - 2 NOVEMBER 2O19: BLACK TIE BALL
Did you and your children enjoy meeting our farm animals in the summer? Please help them have a happy winter.
If you and your family enjoyed meeting our farm animals during the summer, how would you like to support them through the winter? The weather can make it really tough for your four legged friends up here on Billinge Hill.
To make sure they get plenty to eat and lots of dry bedding, this year we’re holding an animal winter food fundraising event.
That doesn’t mean you have to go hungry though, far from it. We’re putting on the most lavish event we’ve ever run at the farm.
Our chef Mark is keen to show just how good the food is at Greenslate Farm. Over the last year he has built up our great reputation in the Straw Bale cafe, so now he wants to go all out with a sumptuous three course meal with plenty of choices.
You will be entertained by talented Singer James Norton, and there will be a fundraising auction with some great items to bid for.
This is a ‘black tie’ dinner dance, so you get the chance to dress in your finery and enjoy a top notch, luxury night out.
Come and join us knowing you’ll be keeping the farm animals cosy and happy this winter. To see more information and book your place.
WHAT'S ON IN WIGAN DURING OCTOBER
Wigan plays host to a range of events during October. For more information please see What's On - Wigan
Multi-Sensory School Offer
Multi Sensory School Offer
For up to 12 children
Exclusive use of the centre;
Two hours across both multi sensory rooms with access to a private break out room if needed with crafts and juice available.
Advance booking required via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07434870862.
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What the project consists of:
Part 1 - Brainchild - Using an 8ft interactive Brain dome to capture the imagination of children, whilst exploring the top 5 ways to keep their brain healthy and learning about HMUK's unique 6 a day brain stimulation method.
Part 2 - Mind Tekkers - Involves children taking part in fun and interactive tasks to develop their brain. In this session children learn how to recognise symptoms relating to Mental Health problems such as anxiety and depression. Children will also learn the positive ways to combat Mental Health problems and the importance of talking and getting help.
Part 3 - Talkaway - In this classroom based session, children are given the tools to "Talkaway" whenever they need to. Resilience, exam stress, key stage transition, relationships, being yourself and Mental Health barriers are all talked about in this session.
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