Date
20 November 2019

Review your incident response register and procedures

Schools and early learning services must report, record and investigate all incidents, and identify any trends to their health and safety rep and WorkSafe where appropriate.

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Incident response register

Incident response register

Consider how your policy refers explicitly to children and young people with allergies.

Maintain an up-to-date incident response register to record and reflect on:

  • the cause of the incident
  • treatment given
  • how the incident was managed
  • the frequency of treatment given – to identify whether any potential triggers can be minimised.

ACC Cover for allergic reactions – This document provides guidance on when ACC is likely to cover allergic reactions.

School health and safety policies

School health and safety policies

Use the Health and Safety Practical Guide for Boards of Trustees and School Leaders to support your understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

A school’s health and safety policy must include:

  • the school’s commitment to accurate reporting and recording
  • reporting to the Board of Trustees on accident frequencies and severity
  • reporting serious harm injuries to WorkSafe and the Ministry of Education
  • the school’s commitment to continuous improvement and the encouragement of best practice in health and safety management.

Source: Allergy NZ, p. 23 (opens in a new tab/window)

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Injury and illness management

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Website

Health and safety practical guide for Boards of Trustees and school leaders

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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File

Examples of risk minimisation strategies for schools, preschools and childcare services

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Publisher: Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Develop and implement health and safety policies and procedures”:

Return to the guide “Allergies and learning”

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