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Large educational premises and the movement of staff and pupils through the building will inevitably result in a greater risk of slips and falls. The introduction of tools and equipment in science departments and D&T create a number of maintenance controls, all of which need to be managed effectively.
Our approach to managing Health and Safety in secondary schools and academy’s focuses on assisting school management, site managers and department heads to assess where they are in terms of Health and Safety Management and providing them with all the tools they require, and ongoing support to achieve Health and Safety excellence.
What sort of health and safety support will a secondary school need?
Health and Safety in education is important due to the nature of children and young adults. As students move from primary school to senior school they are exposed to a larger environment with greater challenges. Risks and hazards associated with the science departments, D&T, and sports need to be clearly identified and controlled by the management teams. However the number of support staff employed within a secondary school environment also set challenges for the leadership team.
Maintenance teams, administrators, catering staff and teachers all have an important part to play in the smooth running of your school. Whilst many of the written control measures relate to the safeguarding of students, you will also need to provide written procedures and risk assessment for the safety of staff, visitors and contractors to the school
The procedures would specifically identify topics such as:
You will need to ensure that there is an up to date fire risk assessment for the building(s) that covers safe evacuation of all people at any time of the day. Often changes to staffing at lunchtime or after school are not suitably addressed when it concerns safe evacuation.
Your Health and Safety policy should identify clear responsibilities for managers and staff to ensure proactive safety management is practiced. There should be a clear communication system in place to allow staff to highlight hazards in the workplace and to document maintenance requests.
Written risk assessments should be developed that are appropriate to your workplace and the activities carried out.
Records to show that the fire detection system is regularly checked and that first aid kits are stocked are part of the good practice that show you have a positive approach to health and safety, as would be the inspection records for gym equipment, external playground equipment, theatre lighting, LEV equipment.
Training records should clearly show that staff not only have the skills to carry out their work duties to the correct standard, but they can also identify potential problems which may lead to an injury. Most accidents can be prevented and staff are your resources.
Induction records for temporary staff and independent teaching teams are essential to communicate the safety requirements for your school. Showing that you have explained the emergency evacuation procedures with casual staff as a minimum.
Health & safety doesn’t have to be a hassle if you put the right systems and procedures in place. HSinCare can do all the work for you so you can get on and run your school.
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