Helping Shape Your Future

Since 1986

Helping Shape Your Future

Since 1986

Personal Development theme of the month:

Health & Safety

What is health and safety in education?

Education providers must identify hazards, assess the risks arising from those hazards and then establish measures to control those risks. Such risk assessments must address the risks to the health and safety of learners, employees and other persons.

Why is health and safety important in education?

Health and safety is an important consideration for education staff. You and your provider have a legal responsibility to protect learners from harm, including risks posed by health and safety. This is deemed to be a significant element of a providers success, and it forms part of the Ofsted rating.

Take Overall Responsibility

Employers need to take responsibility for safety, and demonstrate their commitment. For example:
  • By holding regular (weekly, monthly) safety meetings with employees or their safety representatives.
  • By making regular and noticeable tours of the workplace, including inspections of vehicles, roadways and infrastructure.
  • By ensuring that formal or informal discussions about work with employees always include references to safety.
  • An accident reporting system is essential to enable employers to meet their legal obligations to report some accidents.
  • A clear and simple procedure for reporting faults and hazards can help prevent serious accidents.
  • It is also valuable in monitoring how effective your safety measures are, and ensuring that all accidents are
  • It is important that managers do not use the accident reporting system to apportion blame as this may discourage employees from using it.

What are the four C's health and safety?

The four Cs of positive health and safety culture are:

  • Competence: recruitment, training and advisory support.
  • Control: allocating responsibilities, securing commitment, instruction and supervision.
  • Co-operation: between individuals and groups.
  • Communication, good communication within an organisation helps secure and maintain a safe workplace. It is important to have strong lines of communication, so that everyone is clear about their responsibilities, and so that any changes spread quickly across the whole organisation.

What are the 7 key areas of health and safety?

Health and safety basics for your business
  • Prepare a health and safety policy.
  • Managing risks and risk assessment at work.
  • Report accidents and illness.
  • Provide information and training.
  • Consult your workers.
  • Have the right workplace facilities.
  • First aid in work.
  • Display the law poster.

What are the 3 golden rules of HSE?

Any activity if it conforms to three fundamentals such as:

  • No damage to any person,
  • No damage to any property, and
  • No damage to environment

then the project is safe to carry out that activity.

What are the 5 elements of an effective risk assessment?

  • Identify hazards.
  • Assess the risks.
  • Control the risks.
  • Record your findings.
  • Review the controls.

How do NWCS Training Ltd keep you safe?

Ensure to abide by the principles of the the departmental H&S policy

Discovery learning platform

Through July 2023 NWCS are promoting

Health & Safety

A further learning opportunity in relation to health and safety in the Workplace has been set up for you via the Discovery learning platform. Please ensure to speak with your Training Officer about this.

Please ensure to speak with your Training Officer about this.