If you read nothing else about Health and Safety read this.
It’s about 1500 words long but it summarises what you need to know about managing Health and Safety to satisfy laws and regulations as they affect your school.
Changes to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations(1999) (MSHW) as laid out in the Regulations and their Guidance have made specific requirements and laid a responsibility on School dutyholders to manage Health and
Safety in all UK Schools.
They need to do this by managing within a system. This is the School Safety Management System(SMS) and every school should have one.
The head teacher as the person with trade school marketing proxispeak com responsibility for a school site is a dutyholder as described in H&S laws.
What actually are dutyholders?
•Dutyholders are people with control over school safety.
They are the people who face enforcement action in the event of anything going wrong.
oIn main these are the Employer
and the Headteacher.
oIn any event the Headteacher is the
person in control of the site and a dutyholder in any school.
The main duties of the Employer are to provide
resources and a framework of policies and some specific procedures and then to monitor and audit how H&S is implemented and managed.
Governors in Community schools have control over budgets and need to support the head teacher,Guest Posting who is the person responsible for the site, and main site dutyholder but they are not dutyholders per se.
Who might action be taken against?
•The Employer, this is the LEA, the Foundation and/or the school whoever may be regarded as the employer under H&S law. The Employer can be an individual or like an LEA or school which is a Body Corporate for the purposes of safety law and its’ enforcement.
o Non employer individuals as well as the school may be subject of enforcement if they do not carry out their duties. This could apply to some Governor, Directors and/or Trustees and any individuals who may be dutyholders, as far
as they exercise the function of employer in Foundation, Private or Voluntary Aided Schools.
o Employees, Visitors and Contractors could also be subject of enforcement if they do not carry out their duties under H&S Law. This could apply to an individual who