Little Village Camden
Little Village Wandsworth
Little Village HQ, St Mark's Church,
53 Rowfont Road, London, SW17 7AP
Little Village is committed to ensuring that its activities are safe and it will do whatever it can to provide for the health, safety and welfare of all volunteers, members and visitors ensuring that risks to volunteers, members and visitors are minimised at all times. It will observe the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (“HASAWA”) and all relevant regulations and codes of practice made under it.
The Stock Manager at each Little Village site has overall responsibility for health and safety at the relevant site, and for ensuring that Little Village fulfils its legal responsibilities. Little Village recognises that it is the duty of the Stock Managers, members of staff and volunteers to uphold this Policy and to provide the necessary funds and resources to put it into practice.
This policy will be reviewed annually by each site and the Board of Trustees.
Little Village Responsibilities
The Stock Managers at each site responsible for the implementation and monitoring of health and safety policies and recommending changes where necessary are: Barbara Chewings (Camden), Jo Colliss (Wandsworth) and TBC (Southwark). Sophia Parker, Chief Executive has overall responsibility for Health & Safety as delegated by the Trustee Board.
All accidents or unsafe incidents will be investigated by the relevant Stock Manager as soon as possible and then reported to the Site Director.
Little Village is responsible for
Little Village Volunteers are responsible for ensuring that:
The Stock Managers will ensure that all premises and tasks are assessed in line with the current relevant legislation. Assessments will be repeated when there is a
or any other reason which makes original assessment not valid.
To comply with legislation and to promote the health, safety and welfare of volunteers, health and safety training will be provided as follows:
Resolving health and safety problems
Any volunteer with a health and safety concern must first tell the relevant Stock Manager.
If, after investigation, the problem is not corrected in a reasonable time, or the Stock Manager decides that no action is required but the volunteer is not satisfied with this, the volunteer may then refer the matter to the Site Director. This must be in writing.
If the volunteer is still dissatisfied, the matter will be entered on the agenda for the next meeting of the trustees.