Schools are responsible for the health and safety of staff and pupils and must appoint a competent person to ensure that they meet their health and safety responsibilities. Yet health and safety is a complex area, and not everyone carrying out this role has been given specialist training.
This is where we can help. Our comprehensive Managing Health and Safety in Schools Certificate takes your through managing all aspects of health and safety in schools to protect staff, pupils and visitors. It also provides a train the trainer module to help you to train new staff and advise on educating pupils in risk management.
Your CPD accredited Managing Health and Safety in Schools Certificate – keeping your knowledge up-to-date
- Are you responsible for managing health and safety in schools and would like to undertake training?
- Would you like to ensure you are complying with the most up-to-date requirements?
- Do you have gaps in your knowledge that you’d like to fill?
- Then the Managing health and safety in schools certificate is for you!
Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:
- Comply with health and safety legislation and follow best practice guidance.
- Carry out risk assessment to protect the safety of staff, visitors and pupils.
- Implement effective health and safety policies and procedures.
- Create a safe working environment for staff.
- Understand the health and safety issues of premises, equipment and departments.
- Provide health and safety inductions for new staff and keep them up to date.
- Module 1:
Legal framework and responsibilities (1 hour)
- Welcome to the course
- Health and safety legislation
- Responsibilities for health and safety and duty of care
- The Prevent Duty
- Leading health and safety
- Ofsted and health and safety
- Test your knowledge for module 1
- Module 2:
Risk management (1.5 hours)
- Evaluating risks
- Identifying hazards
- Accident and incident reporting
- Implementing the health and safety policy
- Emergency planning, including for a pandemic
- Infection control and managing an outbreak
- Evacuation plans
- Record keeping, audits and reviews
- Staff training
- Test your knowledge for module 2
- Module 3:
Health and safety in the workplace: part one (1.5 hours)
- Expectant mothers
- Home working
- Contractor safety
- Workplace equipment safety
- Computer users and workstations
- First aid
- Test your knowledge for module 3
- Module 4:
Health and safety in the workplace: part two (1.5 hours)
- Lone working
- Work related stress
- Violence against staff
- Drugs and alcohol
- Test your knowledge for module 4
- Module 5:
Premises and equipment safety: part one (1.5 hours)
- Electrical safety
- Slips, trips and falls
- Fire prevention
- Hazardous substances
- Test your knowledge for module 5
- Module 6:
Premises and equipment safety: part two (1.5 hours)
- Vehicle movements
- Working at height
- Safety signs and signals
- Manual handling
- Lifting equipment
- Site security
- Test your knowledge for module 6
- Module 7:
Safety of internal areas (1.5 hours)
- Classroom safety
- Minibus safety
- Kitchen safety
- Food safety and hygiene
- Boiler rooms
- Toilets and washrooms
- Test your knowledge for module 7
- Module 8:
Department health and safety (1.5 hours)
- Sports hall and gymnasia
- Swimming pools
- Design technology
- Personal protective equipment
- Test your knowledge for module 8
- Module 9:
Pupil safety (1.5 hours)
- Safe use of the internet
- Medication management
- Safety on school visits
- Peer on peer abuse and bullying
- Sexual violence and sexual harassment
- Gang activity and youth violence
- Risk education
- Test your knowledge for module 9
- Module 10:
Health and safety: Level 1 Train the trainer (1.5 hours)
- Training ALL new staff on health and safety
- Keeping staff, governors and pupils up to date
- Administering the training programme
- Evaluating the effectiveness of the training programme
- Sample training presentations, videos and handouts
- Test your knowledge for module 10
* Please note that the contents/agenda are exemplary.