AIM: Ensure the safety of pupils, staff and caregivers whilst attending classes and representing Latin Addiction dance Studio.
Through the enforcement of this Health and Safety Policy we will ensure:
Latin Addiction Dance Studio is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone involved in the studio. Any potential safety hazards must be reported to the staff.
As the studio occupies one space in a multi tenanted building, any risk found within the building, but not related directly to the studio, will be reported directly to the building owner for rectification.
Emergency exits are identified at the commencement of each course and pathways to them are kept clear at all times.
There are emergency evacuation instructions posted within the studio. All teachers working within the studio must make themselves aware of these instructions.
Automatic smoke detectors and manual fire alarm buttons are installed within the building
A basic First Aid kit is kept in the premises at all times. Injuries must be reported to a Director and all incident/accidents will be recorded in the accident logbook as soon as possible after the event.
ALL head injuries, however minor will immediately be reported to the caregiver. It is then the caregiver’s responsibility to decide whether their child needs medical attention.
If a caregiver is not going to be contactable during a lesson then they must provide an alternative number and contact for that day.
If the incident is serious then an ambulance will be called and the caregiver notified.
All participants are to take part in full warm up before any session and caregiver’s must inform the teacher prior to a class if a child is feeling unwell.
Numbers will be restricted to ensure there is sufficient room for activity.
Teachers will inform participants of suitable clothing/footwear in advance and will check on the day.
Obstacles will be cleared out of or moved towards the edge of the dance space and young people are made aware of any hazards.
All bags, shoes, personal belongings etc are to be placed in the location identified by the teacher.
All spills on the dance floor will be dealt with immediately.
All sessions are supervised by suitably trained teachers.
All pupils attending a dance class are the responsibility of the parent/guardian until they enter the studio.
Young people will need to ask permission to go to the toilet
No outside access is allowed unless a child is supervised
No teacher will be alone with a young pupil for any substantial period of time without the consent of a parent or other authorised person.
Teachers will avoid any unnecessary physical contact with pupils, however caregivers should understand that some aspects of teaching involve some contact. Where this is necessary teachers will use the utmost discretion.
Parents must advise the studio if they do not wish their child to be photographed or videoed for promotional purposes.
Pupils should arrive 10 minutes before the start of their class and wait in an appropriate place.
For all pupils under 10 years old a parent/guardian should be available to collect them punctually at the end of the class. The teacher will remain on the premises until all of the pupils have left.
The same expectations apply to external events for which pupils will be asked to arrive at a set time and all pupils under 10 years old will need to be collected by a parent/guardian.
Any younger siblings must remain off the dance floor during class. Caregivers are required to personally supervise non dancing siblings.
Latin Addiction Dance Studio has a non-smoking policy and smoking is prohibited anywhere in the building.
Latin Addiction Dance Studio has a strict no drugs and alcohol policy. Any pupil or teacher found using drugs or alcohol whilst attending classes or working at the school, will be presented with a verbal warning. Caregiver’s will be advised if the pupil is less than 18 years of age.
Although music is played within the studio the volume is kept at a level where the teacher’s voice can be heard.
A registration form should be completed for all pupils advising full name, email address, contact telephone number and any known medical conditions.
Latin Addiction Dance Studio will follow the Emergency procedures of each of the other premises utilised.
Staff will, so far as applicable and within their control, apply the preceding guidelines as if the event was in the Latin Addiction Dance Studio.
Latin Addiction Dance Studio has public liability insurance and the certificate is available on request