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

Nathan Davies, education principle consultant at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), writes about the importance of teaching health and safety 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)

As the new term starts, it’s a good time to have a look at your health and safety policy to ensure you have a safe and compliant year ahead, writes Dave Garioch of IOSH

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

Risk education is not about isolating pupils from all potential hazards, it is about equipping them to deal with situations safely, writes RoSPA’s head of education and leisure, David Rushton

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.

The management of health and safety in schools is often seen as quite a juggling act, with the added challenge of pupils thrown into the mix, says Jenny McWhirter, RoSPA

Steve Mills, retired fire officer, on behalf of the Chief Fire Officers Association’s Prevention and Protection Directorate, examines fire safety provision in schools and explains the challenges ahead

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