PPE & Safety

Student needs analysis

College staff have considered associated risk based on the individual needs of students and groups of students in relation to the use of PPE within college/ class.

Social Distancing 1 – Movement around college

A system will be made clear to staff and students around college so that any movement around college will minimise the chance of students and staff coming into contact with each other. This will be clearly marked with floor graphics to indicate direction of travel. Barriers will also be used to mark areas out of use at this time and support the movement of staff and students.

Social Distancing 2 – In Class

Staff and students to adhere to social distancing rules where possible. Due to the specific needs of students this may not be possible during activities within the college day therefore PPE will be made available to ALL staff on request.
Government guidance suggests that PPE only needs to be worn if protection is used in normal practice e.g. (feeding / bathroom) even if social distancing is not possible. However, if staff request PPE within the class base it WILL be provided.
Tables / Chairs will be spaced appropriately with designated student areas (where appropriate)

Access to PPE

PPE will be available to ALL staff within college. Prior to the start of day sufficient PPE will be placed in the designated class bases used with students. Should additional PPE be required then staff members can request additional items that will be supplied.

Quantity of PPE – Stock

All PPE will be stored in a locked central venue and distributed prior to the start of day. Stock levels will be monitored on a daily basis and additional PPE will be ordered on a week by week basis.
Use of PPE ALL staff within college have signed to confirm that they have read and understood the instructions regarding the safe use of PPE to include ‘putting on’ and ‘taking off – including disposal’ This will ensure that staff and students remain protected if PPE is required.

Handwashing and Hand sanitiser

Students and staff will need to wash hands at the start of each day with soap and water. This will be repeated throughout the day and especially at break time. Lunch time and the end of day. Each class will also have hand sanitiser that can be used.

Bath rooming / Feeding

Staff including care teams will have full access to PPE and must follow guidelines on use when supporting students with feeding or in the bathrooms.

Nursing Team

Nurse on site for medical emergencies. Any issues with students in class nursing staff will come to student in appropriate PPE. Students should not be visiting nursing team.

Student / Staff Illness

In the event of staff / students developing symptoms and becoming ill during the college day they will be isolated from others in a designated room. Any staff coming into contact with these people MUST wear full PPE in line with government guidelines.