Last reviewed on 23 April 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 42461

The headteacher must:

  • Ensure that the school is following the employer's health and safety policy and has effective arrangements for managing the real health and safety risks at the school
  • Maintain effective communications with employers, governors, and the school workforce, and give clear information to pupils and visitors, including contractors, regarding the significant risks on site
  • Make sure that the staff have the appropriate training and competencies to deal with risks in their areas of responsibility
  • Consult and work with recognised union safety representatives/employee representatives and safety committees
  • Make sure that staff understand their responsibilities and know how to access support and advice to help them manage risks responsibly