You must have a policy and keep an accident book
All schools must have a health and safety policy, where you outline how you retain accident and first aid records.
Download and adapt our model policy to suit your school's context, so you can stay compliant.
The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979 require schools with 10 or more employees to keep an accident book, and to retain records in this book for at least 3 years.
The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) toolkit says accident books should be kept for 3 years after the last entry in the book.
Learn more about accident recording and reporting in another of our articles.
Keep first aid records
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