Health and Safety Consultants working across the UK
Health and Safety is an essential aspect of the management of Schools and Academies and determines how students, pupils, members of staff, and others are kept safe.
All schools must comply with the legal requirements outlined in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and its associated regulations. Employers in the education sector have duties to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare of teachers, education staff, pupils – both in school and during off-site visits – visitors, volunteers, and contractors.
We have worked with several schools and academies to assist them with their Health and Safety requirements, including fire safety. We help schools and colleges to prioritise the areas on which to focus.
We can complete a full audit of your premises, policies, and procedures by a competent and experienced Health and Safety consultant. Although we are never unescorted on a school site, we carry out DBS checks on our consultants to provide you with an appropriate level of reassurance. This helps you to understand how well you are managing health and safety and complying with Health and Safety requirements. The Compliance Audit Report includes a Health and Safety Improvement Plan for the School, giving each school a guide to improving their Health and Safety.
Training is an important aspect of improving the performance of teachers and all other staff. We run several open Health and Safety training courses each year, and we can run bespoke training sessions for individual schools or groups of schools. In fact, our director, Michael Ellerby, has spoken at multiple different conferences on Health and Safety for schools an academies.
In addition to providing general Health and Safety Training for all staff, we can deliver other specialist training, such as:
We have recently worked with Forum Business Services to create a new Managing Health and Safety in Schools Certificate
Schools are responsible for the health and safety of staff and pupils and must appoint a competent person to ensure that they meet their health and safety responsibilities. Yet health and safety is a complex area, and not everyone carrying out this role has been given specialist training.
This is where we can help. Our comprehensive Managing Health and Safety in Schools Certificate takes you through managing all aspects of health and safety in schools to protect staff, pupils and visitors. It also provides a train the trainer module to help you to train new staff and advise on educating pupils in risk management.
Your CPD accredited Managing Health and Safety in Schools Certificate – keeping your knowledge up-to-date
We are a supplier of Health and Safety Services to Schools and Academies through Skyblue
As well as offering First Aid Training for most workplaces, we can also provide more focussed, specialist instruction and training, such as Paediatric First Aid Training
In addition to assisting with the complex subject of Health and Safety in the educational environment, we also provide help with Fire Safety issues, especially Fire Risk Assessments. All schools are required to have an up-to-date fire risk assessment.
Not only is the Fire Risk Assessment a legal requirement, but it is also vital to life safety and asset protection. A detailed Fire Risk Assessment (based on the PAS79 format) of your school is carried out by a competent, experienced safety consultant. The Fire Risk Assessment report includes a Fire Safety improvement plan for the school, detailing the actions recommended to improve fire safety and comply with the provisions of the Regulatory (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Our Fire Risk Assessors have considerable experience and can help you to look at solutions to potential problems.
The responsible person under the Fire Safety Order (which is enforced by your local Fire and Rescue Service) is required to:
A safe evacuation of the premises must be both planned and practised. We can help you: