Education Training Providers
As certified education training providers, ACTTnow can deliver training to state-funded and independent secondary schools, further education establishments and higher education institutions across the UK. HSE believes strongly in the educational value of well-planned visits and strongly supports outdoor education.
A sensible approach to health and safety in schools means focusing on how the real risks are managed. Most individuals will be exposed to manual handling, mental health and occupational health.
This guidance will help those responsible for managing health and safety in schools to strike the right balance so that the real risks are managed and learning opportunities are experienced to the fullest.
Health and Safety In Schools
ACTTnow will help those responsible for managing health and safety in schools strike the right balance so that the real risks are managed and learning opportunities are fully experienced. Sensible health and safety management should be straightforward; it’s just part of good school leadership.
ACTTnow can support influential leaders and follow a sensible and proportionate approach to health and safety management that promotes risk awareness rather than risk avoidance.
While many schools manage health and safety effectively and sensibly, some have adopted over-cautious approaches. This means that pupils are missing out on challenging and exciting activities and learning opportunities and the chance to develop new skills.
Education Health and Safety Training
In schools, sensible health and safety starts at the top and relies on every management team member to ensure that risk is managed responsibly and proportionately.
It is about creating a safe learning environment and giving pupils an appreciation of risk and how to deal with it. It means doing what is reasonably practicable to reduce significant risks by putting in place control measures to manage the real risks.
School Risk Assessments
Health and safety arrangements in schools need to be proportionate and appropriate to the risks involved:
- Primary schools and ‘traditional’ classrooms in secondary and sixth-form colleges are typically lower-risk environments.
- Risks may increase in Design and Technology workshops, science laboratories, art studios, textiles, drama, and PE.
- Some of the higher risks to managing vehicle and pedestrian movements on site, refurbishment and construction work, and adventure activities.