What are your responsibilities to visitors of your nursery?

Posted on 23rd October 2016 by Matt Tomkin in Case Confidential and H&S Case Confidentials

When a visitor enters your nursery you have responsibilities to adhere to, below we discuss some of these:

The Croner Health & Safety Advice Line recently received a call from a nursery regarding their responsibilities and duties towards visitors.

responsibilities to your nursery visitor


The Helpline advisor acknowledged that nurseries have to be welcoming places for legitimate visitors with genuine reasons to be on site.

These could be prospective parents, parents who have volunteered as helpers, officials such as local authority inspectors and day to day contractors required for servicing and maintenance of the premises.
Common and statutory laws place a duty on the nursery to take all reasonable steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of non-employees such as visitors – even trespassers must not be placed in serious danger.

Further Policy and Procedure

Our recommendations to this nursery was to establish a visitor policy and procedure. Some of the items to consider include:

If you have any further questions or wondering how this might affect your nursery insurance policy please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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