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 TAs to get them thinking about the health and safety requirements in the classroom and beyond.

Last reviewed on 8 November 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. 30-minute briefing: risk assessment

30-minute briefing: risk assessment

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
  • How to manage health and safety in the classroom
  • How to consider health and safety in curriculum planning
  • How to manage health and safety on school trips
  • How to consider the health and safety of specific pupils

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

Facilitator notes

Use these facilitator notes as your step-by-step guide to preparing for and delivering this briefing.

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