Thu, 16 Jan | The Smile Centre

Level III Managing Health and Safety in Schools 3-day course (1)

Plan a safe way through the safety mine field. Who this course is suitable for: Head teachers, School Business Managers, Maintenance Officers, SLT’s and Safety Committee Members, who have to manage risk and resources within their school.
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Level III Managing Health and Safety in Schools 3-day course  (1)

Time & Location

16 Jan 2020, 09:30 – 16:30
The Smile Centre, 12 Sandy Lane, Warrington WA2 9BX

About the Event

Course Dates:

Thursday 16th January 2020

Thursday 23rd January 2020

Thursday 30th January 2020

Note:  All days must be attended in order to pass this course accredited by CPD Standards.


This Level III Managing Health and Safety course is designed for Managers and team leaders to provide them with an understanding of the key elements of health and safety law based in a school environment.  It provides Senior leadership teams with knowledge and skills to implement safety systems into their own schools.

Aims and Objectives 

To provide delegates with an understanding of the general principles of health and safety management, which can be applied in a school environment including how to deal with health and safety issues in compliance with current legislation. Providing delegates with relevant case study material and techniques to gain commitment from their school teams.

Course Programme

Managing Safely

• Basic Introduction to Health & Safety Law (UK)

• Health and safety responsibility overview – school staff and governors

• Look at the moral, legal and financial reasons for managing safety

• Case studies – prosecutions and breaches in schools

Understanding your responsibilities

• Discuss the key elements of the law and how it applies to schools

• What are the key points of a H&S Management System

• What is meant by the term ‘reasonably foreseeable’

Assessing Risks

• Understanding the terms risk vs. hazard

• Why it is important to carry out a risk assessment

• How are risk assessments carried out

• How to identify safety & health concerns for staff, pupils and visitors

• How to carry out a risk assessment and when

Identifying Hazards

• Common hazards found in schools

• Why all staff members needs to be involved in hazard spotting exercises

• Tools and techniques to identify hazards which are likely to lead to harm

Controlling Risks

• How to evaluate the level of risk

• How to control risks and to decide on suitable control measures

• Understanding the term ‘reasonably practicable’

Accident reporting and investigation

• Why do accidents occur – costs of an accident

• Report injuries and incidents – who to and when

• Investigation techniques

• Reactive Monitoring – looking at immediate, underlying and root causes

Proactive Monitoring – measuring performance

• The key elements for measuring performance 

• Keeping appropriate records

• Evaluating results of maintenance and inspection reports

• Limitations of reactive and proactive monitoring

Safety Management System review

• What Safety information needs to be shared with directly employed staff and casual employees.

• How to train staff on safety matters and keep appropriate records

• Communicating safety and health matters between staff and employer 

• Involvement of Governors in Health & Safety Decision Making

Course Material

A course handbook will be provided for this 3- day course.  Candidates will have an opportunity to discuss health and safety issues relevant to managing safety in their own schools.  

Course structure

The course will run one day per week over three consecutive weeks.  Additional course assignments will be provided to candidates for self-study at the end of day one and day two.

Course Assessment

The course concludes with a multi-choice exam, which will last approximately 30 minutes.  The tutor will retain all paperwork on the day for marking.  On successful completion of the course test, delegates will be awarded a certificate of training.


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