The Corporate Services department offers advice to schools in respect of their legal responsibilities for health and safety standards and compliance. Specific guidance for schools is in the Schools Health and Safety Guidance Manual.

Health and safety newsletters

  • Autumn 2019 – powered gates, outside playground equipment, bouncy castles, health and safety training, wood play chippings
  • Autumn 2018 – falls from height, school lockers, finger protection, playground supervision, springboards and unattended children
  • Autumn 2017 – defibrillators, over-stacking, reporting of incidents, paperless storate, data protection, suspended lighting
  • Autumn 2016 – windows, emergency lighting, playground supervision, food hygiene
  • Autumn 2015 – health and safety training, school lockers, ladders, clearing snow, park gates, schools health and safety
  • Spring 2015 – snow clearing, checklist for classrooms, finger protection, wooden decking, playgrounds, cycle helmets
  • Spring 2014
  • Autumn 2013
  • Summer 2013
  • Autumn 2012 – training, minor or major?, ladder exchange, gas leaks
  • Spring 2012 – RIDDOR 2012, injuries in schools, powered perimeter gates and children and building sites
  • Summer Term 2011 – here comes summer, asbestos checks, correspondence, Riddor, fire brigade call outs
  • Summer Term 2011 – no.2 – playground and outside sport equipment
  • Autumn Term 2010 – incident reporting, responding to fire alarms, asbestos workshops, risk assessments, boiler rooms, evacuations
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