Health and Safety for Schools and Academies

Health and Safety for schools is an important aspect of the management of Schools and Academies and determines how students, pupils, members of staff,  and others are kept safe.

We have worked with several schools and academies to assist them with their health and safety requirements, including fire safety. We can help schools and colleges to prioritise the areas on which to focus.

Our services include:

  • Health and Safety Compliance Audits
  • Health and Safety Improvement Plan for the School
  • Fire Risk Assessments 
  • Fire Safety Improvement Plan for the School
  • Health and Safety training
  • A source of competent health and safety advice
  • A retained service at a sensible cost, helping to provide you with peace of mind.

Health and Safety for Schools – Compliance Audits

We can complete a full audit of your premises, policies, and procedures by a competent and experienced health and safety consultant. This helps you to understand how well you are managing health and safety and complying with health and safety requirements. The audit report includes a health and safety improvement plan for the school. As a result of the review, the schools are aware of the areas that are good and the parts of health and Safety where improvements are required. The Compliance Audit Report includes a Health and Safety Improvement Plan for the School.

Health and Safety for Schools – 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. This plan details the actions recommended to improve fire safety and comply with the provisions of the Regulatory (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Health and Safety for schools – Training

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 addition to providing general Health and Safety Training for all staff, we can provide other specialist training, such as:

  • Fire Safety Training
  • Fire Warden Training
  • Risk Assessment Training
  • COSHH Awareness Training
  • Legionella Awareness Training and Asbestos Awareness training for premises officers
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Responding to an act of terror
  • and many others

DBS Checks

Although we are never unescourted on a school site, we carry out DBS checks on our consultants to provide you with a level of reassurance.

Speaking at Conferences

Our director, Michael Ellerby, has spoken at conferences on health and safety for schools and academies. 

Paediatric First Aid Training

As well as offering First Aid Training for most workplaces, we can also provide specialist instruction and training, such as Paediatric First Aid Training

As a provider of education, working with LRB Consulting gives us the peace of mind that the students in our care have a safe environment to learn in.

Mark Edwards, Director, Hardwick House School