Last reviewed on 23 April 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 42459

The employer (or the school, if the responsibility is delegated) must:

  • Put in place sensible approaches to health and safety, with clear policies that focus on the real risks, and do not encourage unnecessary paperwork
  • Implement arrangements that manage the risks to staff, pupils and visitors who may be affected by the school's activities
  • Tell employees about the real and significant risks in the school and the precautions they need to take to manage them
  • Make sure employees have the relevant information and training to manage risks on a day to day basis, including access to competent health and safety advice where needed
  • Check that the control measures have been implemented and remain appropriate and effective (even where funding is delegated in the case of local authority controlled schools)