OUR POLICIES & GUIDELINES
Sacred Heart School Moga establishes the Logo Use Policy to avoid any legal or Policy related issues which can be raised by any governmental or non-governmental agencies or organizations. It is also to exhibit the organization's identity based on the logos received by it through certification and recognition. The following are the criteria regarding the use of school logo and the other logos received by it from other agencies or organizations:
1. The EOMS of SHS will adhere to the terms and conditions of the mother organizations from which the logo is received.
2. The EOMS shall not use any such logos which are accredited to the SHS EOMS from other sources for branding any school product.
3. The school shall or may use such logos in the service related documents only.
4. The branding of such incoming logos due to accreditation or certification shall cease in operation on the day of the expiry of such accreditation or certification.
5. Any such logos received from other organizations will not be distorted or altered while using in the school documents.
6. All such logos will be displayed either in its original colour or in black and white colour as it fits in the documents without losing its proportion & ratio.
7. SHS EOMS has the discretion of using more than one logo at a time on any school document without infringing the terms and conditions of the mother organization during the validity period of such logo use given by the accredited organization or agency.
8. In case of any objection by any such mother organization regarding the display of their logo, then the SHS EOMS without any notice or any public information shall have the right to delete such logos from the documents of SHS EOMS.
9. The SHS EOMS will have the right to take legal action on any individual or organization using the school logo, name of the school or the logos which SHS EOMS gets through accreditation, if it is not with the prior permission in written form from the school management.
10. The provision regarding the legal action mentioned in point no. 9 is applicable to all those who use the mediums like notices, pamphlets, brochure, newspaper, Internet based social media (Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Moj, Josh, Youtube, Tik Tok) etc.
11. . SHS EOMS shall not permit or make any misleading statement while using other logos coming to the system through certification or accreditation.
12. Upon the suspension or withdrawal of any certification or accreditation the EOMS shall discontinue its use of any such logos coming to the system externally.
13. The logos coming to it shall not be applied on visiting cards.
As part of the New Education Policy of inclusive classroom Teaching-Learning process, the SHS EOMS has hereby established the policy for gifted and talented learners:
The SHS EOMS recognizes the uniqueness of each and every child as gifted and talented and having the right to be nurtured in an environment helping his/her overall development.
The school distinguishes the gifted as the students with ability to excel in more than one subject and the talented as one who excel in practical skills and in the extracurricular activities.
The school will be ensuring specific learning needs of the child through formative and summative assessment and also based on parental feedback and school counseling.
The school will have a co-ordinated effort to up bring such students.
The school Principal will ensure that the policy and associated activities are implemented in an effective manner.
The school will also encourage the gifted and talented students to exhibit their abilities in extra-curricular activities.
SHS Moga, as adhering to the 21001:2018 International Standard, has established a communication policy: :
It is to ensure that the appraisal of all the stake holders including parents, teachers, nonteaching staff, students and all other interested parties.
Our objective is to have an effective communication system and thereby get the participation of all members involved in the EOMS.
We follow the sources like printed circulars, notices, social media platforms [WhatsApp, facebook, youtube] and also the website created by SHS EOMS.
The school has also made available the Complaint Box, Complaint Registers & School e-mail to receive the communication elements other than the conventional methods like post and telegraph.
For the system within the school we have the facility of intercom facilities.
With regard to the handing over of the student to the parent during school time due to any emergency, an Intra office communication with the approval of concerned teacher and AO would be used.
The EOMS of SHS also prepares an academic calendar every year to communicate the proposed activities.
For effective parental communication the SHS EOMS also has the school dairy with separate column for instructions, teachers note and parent’s column for communication.
Periodic Meetings will be conducted by Principal, HMs,HODs and the Process Owners for the effective implementation of planned activities.
We also use the school prospectus and flex board to project the academic and co-curricular activities to the interested parties.
Every document of communication is approved by the head of the institution before publishing for communication.
Also an indent form has to be used for the movement of any article in and out of the school under security clearance by security personnel.
The School telephone numbers are made available in the documents like school dairy, prospectus etc.
1. Wearing ID card is compulsory for all students.
2. Students should wear sports shoes only.
3. Students have to wear their house t-shirts along with trousers/lower (Blue or Black only). Students can wear sweater/upper if required.
4. No mobile phones/ cameras are allowed.
5. If any student is suffering from any health related problem, should carry his/her medicine. Also he/she should inform the class teacher in advance.
6. There will be no shopping points/ shopping areas etc.
7. Girls can make single plait or two plaits according to their comfort.
8. Student should carry healthy snacks and drinking water.
9. It will be a holiday for those students who are not a part of the trip.
10. Students will be provided refreshment packets in the buses.
11. A teacher will be assigned with a team of students.
12. Teacher incharge of each vehicle will be responsible for taking the count of students during boarding the vehicle at every stop.
13. No student should be permitted to move inside the vehicle while travelling.
14. Although all the students will generally return by 6 pm at the latest, there could be delay due to traffic confestions, vehicle breakdowns and other causes beyond human control. Parents are requested to make special note of this.
15. It will be the Principal’s sole discretion to cancel/postpone the trip due to security or safety reasons.
16. When students are taken on a trip, any unforeseen incident, the school or accompanying staff shall not be held responsible for the same.
17. The trip details including the cost, itinerary and other arrangement will be given to the parent in advance.
18. For field trips, whether it is a class activity or an extra-curricular activity, parent's consent is must.
19. Teacher- In- charge will be handed over the detailed information of the itinerary, time of departure, purpose of the trip, boarding and lodging arrangements etc. before hand.
1. The morning assembly will start as per the timing of the school. (Summer : 07:30AM & Winter 08:30 AM)
2. Thought of the should have a description not exceeding more than 2 minutes.
3. Speech should not be of more than 4 minutes.
4. News bulletin shall have a National (2) & International (2) sports information.
5. Any special activity like skit/special stage during assembly should not exceed more than 5 minutes.
6. News must be verified by House incharge before it is read out in the Assembly delivering it.
7. All the activities must be checked & practiced minimum 1 day in advance.
8. Total timing of assembly duration should not exceed more than 15 minutes.
1. Receiving the information letter/mail from the registered trust / foundation / Educational Organization.
2. Permission for conducting the competition is taken from the Principal.
3. Announcement regarding the competition is made to the students.
4. Student's registration is done for the competition.
5. Conduction of the exam on the date given by the organization.
6. Announcement of the result is done after receiving the result from the foundation or organization.
1. Students are to be given proper guidance on how to deal with psychological problems which can badly impact their studies.
2. Through the guidance sessions, the students will be able to develop certain problemsolving skills which to an extent help them deal with particular issues surrounding their lives.
3. The students are to be counselled on how to cope with different situations they tend to face in their school life. They must be guided on how they should talk politely or relate with their peers. This counselling session will give them a renewed perspective on how to deal with different situations.
4. All the necessary efforts must be made to shape a student's overall personality and also instill enough self confidence in them. Proper guidance will help them achieve their goals, well guided and counselled students will know what to do and how to do things in the best possible way.
5. Students must be taught how to live in peace and harmony with others in the school community and thereby also learn to appreciate other fellow classmates.
6. Efforts are to be made to bridge the gap between students and the school administration, since they will be able to guide the students who have problems through a proper counselling channel in the office.
7. Students must get comprehensive advice on career, courses and jobs that enable them to make a proper and informed choice. They need to understand what they can do after they graduate from school.
8. Students must be free to talk to teachers about various experiences that make them uncomfortable. They may openly share problems that they cannot share with their parents.
9. Talks related to alcohol, drugs, personal feelings or any kind of abuse, can be openly discussed. Guidance and counselling will also make students better human beings.
10. The sessions must enable students undergoing certain difficulties in their lives, to ask questions and clarify them through guidance and counselling.
For the fair and unbiased evaluation of the answer scripts and for the preparation of results based on the correction schedule and answer key the following guidelines are to be followed.
1. Answer Key of the Question Paper must include all the possible answers.
2. Checking of answer scripts should be in accordance to the marking scheme.
3. The evaluator must read the answers thoroughly. Keywords are to be given importance.
4. Completion of the checking should be according to the correction schedule.
5. The evaluator must avoid writing comments on the answer scripts.
6. Every question with sub questions should have the total marks of it at the end of the questions circled in.
7. Counting must be done properly and the total should be written on the front page with signature.
8. The answer sheets after evaluation must be cross checked by the subject teachers.
9. The HOD must make a random checking of answer sheets.
10. The HOD must recheck all the answer sheets with 95 & above marks or the first five highest marks.
11. At the time of the distribution of the answer scripts teacher should be upkeeping the professional qualities to hear patiently the doubts raised by the students.
12. Teachers should take care while entering the marks into the mark list and also while doubling the marks.
13. Consolidated sheets prepared by the Exam department must be re-verified by the class teacher against the mark list.
14. Marks awarded to 'excess' answer must not be included in the total.
15. Overwriting on marks awarded has to be avoided.
16. Marks awarded to each part of an answer have to be indicated at the appropriate place, preferably at the left side of the page.
17. In case of excess questions, the question securing the lowest marks has to be indicated as "excess"
18. While posting marks from answer scripts to mark sheets, care must be taken so that no discrepancy may occur.
1. Genuine cases (like mishappening in the family and child-health related issues) will be considered when an application is submitted along with a Medical Certificate. During final promotion the grand total will exclude marks of the missed subject and percentage will be calculated according to the remaining subjects.
2. Absentees who do not have a genuine reason during Mid Term or exams will not be considered for percentage-relaxation. The grand total marks will remain the same and marks will be calculated according to the same.
3. Practical examination absentees' exams will be rescheduled after the dates are informed in advance. If the student is absent again then conversion/ non conversion of marks out of hundred will be done based on the genuity of the absence.
4. If the student is absent because of a genuine reason during the rescheduled exam, his marks are directly converted into percentage marks out of 100, otherwise no conversion is granted and the same marks are considered out of 100.
5. Answer key will be discussed in detail among subject teachers and with the respective HODs before the evaluation of the answer scripts. Even during the checking of the papers, if any possible answer is taken into consideration, then the same will be forwarded for the approval of the HOD, COD & the Principal.
6. Pass percentage is 33% for all subjects for Grade VI to X. It is 35% for XI & XII.
7. Students representing school in various sports activities, NCC programs or those with genuine medical issues only will be allowed to appear in the rescheduled exams for unit tests, mid term & annual exam.
8. If anyone is caught with any sort of malpractice, the matter shall be forwarded to the Principal. Answer script shall be cancelled and replaced with a new one. The Principal shall counsel the child seeking behavioural improvement. The student shall be allocated a new venue. A student may be required to reappear for the exam on the same day.
1. The question papers will be made by the subject teachers as and when required.
2. The question paper has to be set according to the pattern by the board.
3. While making the question papers, due weightage should be given to all chapters in the syllabus.
4. Teachers are supposed to mention marks in front of each question.
5. The parallel teachers must be consulted before setting the paper for ascertaining the lessons and the areas of testing.
6. Typography & format details should be discussed with Exam cell before typing.
7. While setting the question papers the time duration (writing time) should also be considered.
8. The question paper should have more application-based questions that test understanding of the concepts, rather than rote learning.
9. Question papers must be submitted to the HM’s / HOD’s with signature & syllabus written on it.
10. Answer key must be supplemented with a precise scoring guide. For questions which may have more than one answer a small note may be added.
11. The question paper should be vetted by the HOD's in order to maintain the quality and standards of paper.
1. It is advised to all the teachers to inform the concerned authorities well in advance about the leave.
2. The teachers taking leave should submit the work/ assignment for their classes in advance.
3. The teacher taking leave should give prior information and should arrange for his/her substitution one day before the leave.
4. They should also submit or send the class cupboard key on the day that they are on leave.
5. The teachers taking the same subject should be given preference for the substitution.
6. In case of unavailability of the same subject teachers other subject teachers teaching that particular section will be sent.
7. Substitution period shall not be considered as free period or notebook correction period. Teachers either teaching that section or not, shall make the students revise or do some written work.
8. Any swapping/ substitution arranged by the teacher's consent shall be mentioned in the substitution register.
9. It is the subject teacher's duty to ensure the completion of syllabus.
The School has established a set of guidelines for enabling the teaching learning process in a systematic way and for bringing out effective class utilization. The following are the guidelines:
1. No teacher will have more than 35 periods in a week for his subject.
2. Every subject will have teachers to handle that subject exclusively.
3. A day's maximum number of periods will be 9 thereby giving the teacher ample time in a week out of 45 periods for his/her preparation of the subject.
4. A time table is prepared well in advance and distributed among the teachers for their perusal.
5. 1 period in a week is allotted for every teacher to have digital resource familiarisation.
6. 1 library period in a week is allotted to each teacher to apprise their knowledge.
7. 1 hour post the dispersal every teacher completes all the documentation process, book correction, notes of lesson preparation etc. for the day.
8. The teachers are advised not to take leaves without genuine reason so that the teaching learning process continues without any hindrances.
9. The teachers have free access to the Coordinators & the Principal for communicating their issues and problems.
Sacred Heart School embraces the presence and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as an integral part of the learning environment. However, the use of ICT must be complemented by clearly articulated roles, responsibilities and expectations of those who use the technology. The Cyber Safety policy seeks to ensure the safe and responsible use of ICT within the Sacred Heart School community.
Cybersafety - the way in which users behave responsibly online to keep themselves and their friends safe. It incorporates the safe and desirable use of the internet and ICT equipment and devices, an awareness of our digital footprint, and how to behave appropriately and respectfully.
Cyberbullying – Direct verbal or indirect bullying behaviours using digital technologies. eg. Inappropriate comments on social media spaces.
1. To promote the appropriate use of ICT by all members of the school community that ensures the safety and well- being of all students, staff and parents, emphasising a zero tolerance to cyberbullying.l.
2. To ensure students, staff and parents are aware of their roles and shared responsibilities in relation to cyber safetyand appropriate online behaviours.
3. To develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours required of students, staff and parents to participate and function responsibly, safely and appropriately in cyberspace.
1. The school is responsible for sourcing and implementing relevant and Sacred Heart School – Cyber Safety Policy developmentally appropriate programs and strategies that promote positive online behaviours and cybersafe practices. A range of classroom-based, interactive, online student learning, staff professional learning, and parent education opportunities will be utilized such as eSmart initiatives, Cybersafety experts, promoting cybersafe websites, support materials and publishing relevant information via school newsletter.
2. All staff, students and parents are responsible for acting in accordance with the school’s annual ICT User Agreements, and to work in partnership to ensure the safe and productive use of ICT.
3. The school has the authority to monitor, access and review all school-based ICT usage by students, staff and parents. This includes emails sent and received on the school’s computers and/or network facilities.
1. Students, staff or parents can report any breaches of the ICT User Agreements or incidents of cyberbullying activityto a staff member or Principal at any time.
2. Any alleged incidences or allegations of behaviour that are in breach of Belmont’s ICT User will be thoroughlyinvestigated by the school.
3. Significant breaches made by, or involving, students will result in the school notifying the parents of thosestudents.
4. Where a breach is deemed to be extremely serious, DET’s Conduct and Ethics branch may be contacted.
5. The school’s response to alleged breaches will be followed up with due diligence and consideration for all partiesinvolved or affected by any breach.
6. The progress and well-being of any student involved in breaches will be monitored and evaluated in line with our Student Engagement & Well-Being Policy.
6. Where cyberbullying has been identified, counselling and support may be offered, as determined by the school.
7. Consequences of inappropriate use will follow the steps outlined in the Student Engagement and Welfare Policy.
Due to the rapid evolution of ICT, regular evaluation and updating of this policy will occur when required in line with theschool’s 3 year review process.
The school is aware and acknowledges that increasing numbers of adults and children are using social
networking sites. These may include Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, Instagram and this list is not definitive.
The widespread availability and use of social networking application bring opportunities to understand, engage and communicate with audiences in new ways. It is important that we are able to use these technologies and services effectively and flexibly. However, it is also important to ensure that we balance this with the mental well-being and safety of all its stakeholders and our school reputation. This policy and associated guidance is to protect staff and advise school leadership on how to deal with potential inappropriate use of social networking sites.
For example, our use of social networking applications has implications for our duty to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults. The policy requirements in this document aims to provide this balance to support innovation whilst providing a framework of good practices.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure:-
Social networking discipline and online safety
That the school is not exposed to legal risks.
That the reputation of the school is not adversely affected.
That our users are able to clearly distinguish where information provided via social networking applications is legitimately representative of the school.
Facebook is targeted at older teenagers and adults. They have a ‘No under 13’ registration policy and recommend parental guidance for 13 to 16 year olds.
“If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us". "We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices. Materials to help parents talk to their children about safe internet use can be found on this help page".
This policy covers the use of social networking applications by all school stakeholders, including, employees, vendors and pupils. These groups are referred to collectively as ‘school representatives’ or ‘stakeholders’ for brevity
The requirements of this policy apply to all uses of social networking applications which are used for any school related purpose and regardless of whether the School representatives are contributing in an official capacity to social networking applications provided by external organisations.
Social networking applications include, but are not limited to:
Blogs, for example Blogger and Memes etc.
Online discussion forums.
Collaborative spaces, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc.
Media sharing services, for example YouTube etc.
'Micro-blogging' applications, for example Twitter etc.
All school stakeholders should bear in mind that information they share through social networking applications, even if they are on private spaces, are still subject to copyright, data protection and other legislation. They must also operate in line with the school’s discipline, anti-bullying and child protection policy.
SOCIAL NETWORKING AS PART OF SCHOOL SERVICE
Social Networking applications
Must not be used to publish any content which may result in actions for defamation, discrimination, breaches of copyright, data protection or other claim for damages. This includes but is not limited to material of an illegal, sexual or offensive nature that may bring the school or its stakeholders into disrepute.
Must not be used for the promotion of personal financial interests, commercial ventures or personal campaigns.
Must not be used in an abusive or hateful manner.
Must not be used for actions that would put school representatives in breach of school codes of conduct or policies relating to staff.
Must not breach the school’s misconduct, equal opportunities or bullying and harassment policies.
Must not be used to discuss or advise any matters relating to school matters, staff, pupils or parents.
References should not be made to any staff member, pupil, parent or school activity / event unless prior permission has been obtained and agreed with the Principal.
Staff and students should be aware that if their out-of-work /out- of –school activity causes potential embarrassment for the school or detrimentally effects the school’s reputation then the school is entitled to take disciplinary action.
Violation of this policy will be considered as gross misconduct and can result in disciplinary action being taken against the guilty.
The school reserves the right to upload videos and pictures that they deem to be adequate on school social media platforms.
The school does not take responsibility of students sharing their thoughts and views on any sensitive issues on any social media platform
GUIDANCE/PROTECTION FOR STAFF ON USING SOCIAL NETWORKING
No member of staff should interact with any pupil in the school on social networking sites
No member of staff should interact with any ex-pupil in the school on social networking sites who is under the age of 18
This means that no member of the school staff should request access to a pupil’s area on the social networking site. Neither should they permit the pupil access to the staff members’ area e.g. by accepting them as a friend.
It is illegal for an adult to network, faking their age and status.
No members of staff should be accessing social media sites, or using personal devices during the school day with the exception of lunch (personal times). No staff should make any reference to school at any point in time on any form of social media.
If you have any evidence of pupils or adults using social networking sites in the working day,please report to the respective Heads.
By adopting the recommended no use of social networking sites on school premises, Sacred Heart School, Moga protects themselves from accusations of complicity in any cyber bullying through the provision of access.
Parents as well as all the stakeholders should be clearly aware of the school’s policy of access to social networking sites.
Where a disclosure of bullying is made, school will investigate and protect the bullied and provide support to the aggrieved member and family.
This can be a complex area, and these examples might help:
A child is receiving taunts on Facebook and text from an ex-pupil who moved three months ago: This is not a school responsibility, though the school might contact the new school to resolve the issue.
A child is receiving taunts from peers. It is all at weekends using gaming devices, Snapchat and Facebook. The school’s responsibility ceases as the bullying incident has taken place outside the school premises. The school will investigate and help, protect and provide all support to the bullied victim. However, they are also fully within their rights to warn all the parents (including the victim) that they are condoning the use of Facebook outside the terms and conditions of the site and that they are expected to ensure that use of the site stops. At any further referral to the school, the school could legitimately say that the victims and perpetrators had failed to follow the schools recommendations. In many cases the social media sites stipulate age 13 as part of their policy for usage. Once disclosure is made, investigation will have to involve the families. This should be dealt with under the school’s anti bullying policy.
If parent / caretakers refuse to engage and bullying continues, it can be referred to the police as harassment. This guidance can also apply to text and mobile phone cyber bullying.
STUDENT ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY AGREEMENT
I understand that I must use school systems in a responsible way, to ensure that there is no risk to my safety or to the safety and security of the systems and other users.
I understand that the school will monitor my use of the systems, devices and digital communications.
• I will keep my username and password safe and secure – I will not share it, nor will I try to use any other person’s username and password. I understand that I should not write down or store a password where it is possible that someone may steal it.
• I will be aware of “stranger danger”, when I am communicating on-line.
• I will not disclose or share personal information about myself or others when on-line (this could include names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, age, gender, educational details, financial details etc.)
• I will immediately report any unpleasant or inappropriate material or messages or anything that makes me feel uncomfortable when I see it on-line.
I understand that everyone has equal rights to use technology as a resource and:
-I understand that the school systems and devices are primarily intended for educational use and that I will not use them for personal or recreational use unless I have permission.
-I will not try (unless I have permission) to make large downloads or uploads that might take up internet capacity and prevent other users from being able to carry out their work.
- I will not use the school systems or devices for on-line gaming, on-line gambling, internet shopping, file sharing, or video broadcasting (e.g. YouTube), unless I have permission of a member of staff to do so.
I will act as I expect others to act toward me:
-I will respect others’ work and property and will not access, copy, remove or otherwise alter any other user’s files, without the owner’s knowledge and permission.
I will be polite and responsible when I communicate with others, I will not use strong, aggressive or inappropriate language and I appreciate that others may have different opinions.
I will not take or distribute images of anyone without their permission
I recognise that the school has a responsibility to maintain the security and integrity of the technology it offers me and to ensure the smooth running of the school:
-I understand that, if I do use my own devices in the school, I will follow the rules set out in this agreement, in the same way as if I was using school equipment.
-I understand the risks and will not try to upload, download or access any materials which are illegal or inappropriate or may cause harm or distress to others, nor will I try to use any programmes or software that might allow me to bypass the filtering / security systems in place to prevent access to such materials.
-I will immediately report any damage or faults involving equipment or software, however this may have happened.
- I will not open any hyperlinks in emails or any attachments to emails, unless I know and trust the person / organisation who sent the email, or if I have any concerns about the validity of the email (due to the risk of the attachment containing viruses or other harmful programmes)
-I will only use social media sites with permission and at the times that are allowed.
-I will respect the school’s right to remove any video or post on school’s Facebook or Instagram pages that has copyright issues.
When using the internet for research or recreation, I recognise that:
-I should ensure that I will mention the source when using the original work of others in my own work.
- When I am using the internet to find information, I should take care to check that the information that I access is accurate, as I understand that the work of others may not be truthful and may be a deliberate attempt to mislead me.I understand that I am responsible for my actions, both in and out of school:
-I understand that the school also has the right to take action against me if I am involved in incidents of inappropriate behaviour, that are covered in this agreement (examples would be cyber-bullying, use of images or personal information).
-I understand that if I fail to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy Agreement, I will be subject to disciplinary action. This may include, reformatory tasks, suspensions, contact with parents and in the event of illegal activities involvement of the police.
STUDENT ACCEPTABLE USE AGREEMENT FORM:
Please complete the sections below to show that you have read, understood and agree to the rules included in the Acceptable Use Agreement.
I have read and understand the above and agree to follow these guidelines when:
-I use the school systems and devices in the school
-I use my own devices in the school (when allowed) e.g. mobile phones, gaming devices USB devices, cameras etc.
-I use my own equipment out of the school in a way that is related to me being a member of this school e.g. communicating with other members of the school, accessing school email, school ERP website etc.
-I will not use User Id provided by School to create ANY other online account [ social media, Online Shopping, Share Market, Gaming, Apps and Software download, Inappropriate Sites etc.]
This document is an acceptance that I have read the terms and conditions of the agreement and abide by the same.
- While you are banking, shopping or paying your bills online, check if the website’s URL begins with ‘https’. Also look for the padlock icon, which indicates that the connection is secure.
- Go for unique, and hard to guess passwords. Never keep the same password for different online accounts. Create a password that has a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, special characters, and numbers.
- Use your primary email address to stay in touch with people you know or are acquainted with.
- For social media sites, use an email address that you do not use for important communications.
- Avoid using free, unsecured Wi-Fi for shopping or banking on the Internet and even for logging into your social media profiles.
- Delete old accounts that you do not use anymore.
- Before downloading any free software, research on the software and the website hosting it. Ensure the software’s publisher is verified.
- Access your bank’s website by manually typing its URL in the address bar. Never access it from an email or a text message.
- Never click on links or download attachments in unwanted, unexpected emails, even if such emails look like they are from a known source.
- Take regular backups of all your important files. Doing this is more important now that ransomware attacks are becoming so rampant. It is recommended to store the backup on external hard drives and connect them to your PC as less as possible. Alternatively, you can also use a trusted cloud-based backup service.
- Avoid making your personal information public on social media sites and the Internet in general.
- Avoid checking ‘Keep me logged in’ or ‘Remember me’ options on websites, especially on public computers.
- Never use your official email address for social media sites.
- Never use any of your personal information such as name, date of birth, address, etc., as your password.
- Never respond to pop-up ads that may come up on your screen. Close such pop-ups from the task manager; press Alt+Ctrl+Delete.
- Avoid visiting inappropriate websites or websites that you are not fully aware of.
- Always log out of online accounts when you are done. This is especially important when you are using a public computer.
- Do not install software that comes as an attachment in emails.
- Avoid saving your credit/debit card information on websites and web browsers.
- Never share your personal/bank details on phone, email or SMS, even if the caller/sender seems genuine.
OBJECTIVE: To lay down the procedure for discarding the expired chemicals
SCOPE:This procedure is applicable to all the solid chemicals and liquid chemicals used in the chemistry laboratory.
- General chemicals.
- Flammable solvents (e.g., organic solvents like acetone, alcohols);
- Toxic materials (e.g., heavy metals like mercury);
- corrosives (ALL STRONG ACIDSAND STRONG BASES e.g., hydrochloric acid, potassium hydroxide pellets);
- Water-reactive materials (e.g., sodium metal and hydrogen peroxide);
- LPG gas and gas cylinders.
A hazardous chemical is a solid, liquid, or gaseous material that displays either a “Hazardous Characteristic” or is specifically “listed” by name as a hazardous or has characteristics of hazard. These four characteristics are Ignitability, Corrosivity, Reactivity, and Toxicity.
Doing: Lab attendant and department teachers.
|TYPE||SHELF LIFE||Responsible person|
|For liquid chemicals and solvent||02 year from date of opening or the manufacturer expiry date whichever is earlier.||HOD|
|For Primary standard||02 year from date of opening or the manufacturer expiry date whichever is earlier.||HOD|
|For indicators||03 year from date of opening or the manufacturer expiry date whichever is earlier.||HOD|
|For solid chemicals||05 year from date of opening or the manufacturer expiry date whichever is earlier.||HOD|
|For hydroscopic chemicals||01 year from date of opening or the manufacturer expiry date whichever is earlier.||HOD|
At the end of the financial year, prepare a list of materials which are to be expired in the next year.
-dispose of the material as per the annexure-1
-dispose of the diluted chemicals in presence of department teacher.
- dispose of the concentrated chemicals in presence of department teacher and HOD.
-use Hand gloves, safety goggles, mask, lab coat and other protective equipment as applicable.
- keep the exhaust fan in working condition to maintain proper ventilation.
- maintain the duly signed and verified records.
|TYPE||PROCEDURE FOR DISPOSAL||Responsible person|
|Liquid chemicals including acids and bases.||To be drained carefully with continuous flow of water into sinks in small quantity. Quantity limit : 1000 ml in diluted form. In case if chemical is concentrated, it is to diluted with water and then the above procedure to be followed.||Lab Attendant under supervision of department teacher.|
|Solid chemicals (salts of calcium, magnesium and sodium etc)||Disposed in a underground pit of 1m depth.||Lab Attendant under supervision of department teacher.|
|Metal sodium (to kept in Kerosene)||Not applicable||Lab Attendant under supervision of department teacher.|
|Hazardous acids (hydrochloric acid/ nitric acid/ sulphuric acid/ acetic acid)||Not applicable||Lab Attendant under supervision of department teacher.|
|Empty bottles of acids / bases (concentrated)||Small amount (20ml -50ml) of solvent will be added and the diluted solution will be used for making reagents. This procedure is repeated five times. Then the empty bottle will be filled with water and drained in a sink. This procedure will be followed atleast two times.||Lab Attendant under supervision of department teacher and HOD .|
Note: For disposing any concentrated chemicals, HODs to be informed accordingly
CHEMICAL WASTE DISPOSAL- DOS, DON'TS
DO determine if your waste is hazardous: Is it an Ignitable, Corrosive, Reactive, Toxic or a listed waste?
DO select a chemical waste accumulation area where those chemicals can be kept. Where it can be identifiable and safely accessible.
DO label the waste accumulation area and label the chemicals contained.
Do keep containers of waste closed when kept in waste accumulation area.
Do keep hazardous chemicals to the lab attendant/ department teachers and HODs. Keep it inaccessible for students. The chemicals to be kept in area which is having lock.
For discarding empty bottles of concentrated acid. Follow the procedure of diluting.
For mixing any chemicals , consult department teachers and HOD.
Refer the general Do’s Don’t displayed in the chemistry laboratory and MSDS.
DO NOT abandon chemicals in the laboratory.
DO NOT mix various waste chemicals indiscriminately,
DO NOT throw chemicals into trash containers until you determine if waste is non-hazardous.
DO NOT accumulate chemical wastes for any extended period of time. A chemical waste disposal form should be completed when a container is 95% full. A container not yet full should not be held for more than 9 months.
Do not ignore the safety precautions given in MSDS.
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