Health and safety for teachers and TAs: staff briefing

You have a statutory duty to train all staff on health and safety. Use this 30-minute briefing tailored to the needs of teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) to get them thinking about health and safety requirements in the classroom and beyond.

Last reviewed on 9 January 2024
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30-minute briefing: health and safety

Use this presentation to get all of your teaching and TA staff confident about their statutory health and safety duties. This briefing allows you to provide examples based on your own school context.

You'll cover:

  • Why health and safety is so important
  • Health and safety risks in the classroom
  • How to consider health and safety in curriculum planning
  • Health and safety on school trips
  • How to consider the health and safety of specific pupils

Note: select 'enable editing' to view the below downloads if the formatting is affected by your specific version of Word or PowerPoint.


Adapt the yellow highlighted part on slide 5 to include the name of your school's 'competent person'.

In advance, decide which of the images on slides 6 and 7 is most applicable to your school context and delete the slide you don’t want to use.

Staff briefing: health and safety – presentation PPT, 16.9 MB

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