Model Primary School Homework policy

Procedures to be Followed in the Event of an Accident/Injury at Monaghan Model School,  SNA and/or Secretary attend to injuries arising in the playground. If they are not present then they are referred to the teacher on duty.


  1. The child is accompanied from the yard by SNA or by one other child.
  2. It is school policy to put a Band-Aid (plaster) on all injuries where the skin is punctured.

Under no circumstances should the accompanying child administer First Aid or come in contact with blood.

  1. All pupils with nose- bleeds must be treated. (Pupils playing football have  a tendency to ignore until the bell rings.  This must be discouraged and teachers must insist that they attend for First Aid).
  1. All blood must be considered as potentially infectious and gloves must be worn when going to dress a bloody injury or treat a nose -bleed.
  2. All cotton wool soiled with blood should be put in a plastic bag, sealed and placed in the bin or alternatively flushed down the toilet.
  3. When in doubt about the seriousness of an injury, please ask a colleague for a second opinion.
  4. Ice-packs are available and should be wrapped in one of the cloths provided specifically for this purpose.

Recording of First Aid

  1. The names of those attending for minor First Aid are recorded in the First Aid Notebook which is kept in the First Aid Box. Eg Joe Bloggs – cut knee – plaster
  2. If the child goes home as a result of the injury, the person who administers First Aid
  3. will inform the teacher on duty at the time of the accident
  4. will inform the class teacher and
  5. will indicate to both teachers the nature of the injury
  6. The teacher will then decide if it is necessary to make a record of the incident in the Incident Book, which is kept in the grey cupboard in the Staffroom.

REPORTING OF MORE SERIOUS ACCIDENTS

  1. Accidents of a more serious nature should be recorded in the School Incident Book. The teacher on yard duty should report them in a common sense and factual manner with particular reference to the supervision being exercised at the relevant time.  It will be necessary for SNA/Secretary or other teacher involved in caring for the pupil to follow on and make a record of the following:-
  • Pupil’s Name
  • Date and Time of Accident
  • First Aid administered
  • procedures followed in the First Aid area
  • efforts made to contact parents/guardians

Don’t forget to sign and date the entry.

  1. In the case of very serious accidents Teachers should also fill in an Accident Report Form available from I.N.T.O. Head Office (Our I.N.T.O. Rep may have one of these forms) and
  • Forward the white copy to the I.N.T.O. 35 Parnell Sq, Dublin 1.
  • Retain the yellow copy for school reference.
  • Forward the pink copy to the Chairperson of the Board of Management.
  • Send report to Health & Safety Authority via online link

Please read

  1. INFORMATION & GUIDELINES FOR ALL SCHOOL STAFF RE. THE PREVENTION OF INFECTION THROUGH BLOOD CONTACT
  2. FIRST AID FOR SEIZURES
  3. ALLERGIC EMERGENCIES

 which are appended and form part of this policy.

Revised: May 2016

Ratified by Board of Management on: 16th June 2016

 

 

 

 

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