Health and safety policy: model and examples

All schools must have a health and safety policy. Use our model policy for your school or trust, which includes an accident report form, to stay compliant.

Last reviewed on 28 March 2024See updates
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Statutory/mandatory for:
Maintained schools
Free schools
Independent schools
Pupil referral units
  1. Download our model policy 
  2. Examples from schools

Download our model policy 

Our model:

  • Is approved by Forbes Solicitors
  • Is designed for you to adapt to suit your school’s context
  • Takes account of relevant requirements and good practice
Model policy: health and safety (schools) DOC, 343.5 KB

Examples from schools

The examples below also include a statement of intent. This usually forms part of a school's health and safety policy, although some schools choose to produce a separate health and safety statement of intent.

Primary academy in a multi-academy trust (MAT) Abbey Primary School in Nottinghamshire

Maintained secondary school Lawnswood School in Leeds

Secondary academy in a MAT the Blue Coat CofE School in Oldham adopted the health and safety policy of Cranmer Education Trust

Maintained special school Briarwood School, City of Bristol

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