The teaching of Design and Technology in schools is both a challenging and exciting prospect. Jon Parker, Lead Health and Safety Consultant at the Design and Technology Association, discusses the best ways to minimise risk and enhance learning
David Garioch, health and safety manager at London Borough of Sutton and chair of the Education Group at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, explains the processes needed to ensure children and staff are kept away from harm in schools
For the first time in history we have a generation of children who are growing up less fit than their parents. David Stalker, ceo of ukactive, outlines some exciting plans to tackle the issue and how the education sector can play a role in improving children’s fitness
Slips, trips and falls at work are collectively the single most common cause of injury in UK workplaces. Rob Burgon of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents discusses how schools can protect their pupils and staff from such harm
With the cold spell upon us, schools must make sure they have a functional plan in place to keep students and staff safe from accidents caused by adverse weather, writes Nathan Davies from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
All schools need to provide adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities and people so that immediate help can be given if someone is injured or taken ill at work, writes Fiona Riley and Tabitha Cave on behalf of the IOSH Education Group
Health and Safety in educational establishments is a prime concern, and effective risk management practice is essential in order to enable children to undertake activities safely. RoSPA’s head of education and leisure David Rushton outlines where responsibilities lay in different school sectors
Ensuring children are safe at school is a top priority for education professionals and parents alike, with many going so far as to argue that first aid should be added to the school curriculum. Acknowledging the importance of health and safety, and in particular first aid, can make a significant difference to the safety of staff, visitors and pupils. Clive James, training and development manager at St John Ambulance, believes it is important to take a sensible and balanced approach, which ensures that the premises provide a safe and healthy place for all who use them.