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Health and Safety Manual for Schools

The school’s health and safety manual is to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, so far as is reasonably practicable, for all staff and pupils and to encourage a safety culture within the school.

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application/pdf01) Accident Prevention (112KB)09/02/2006Download
 Northern Ireland Health and Safety Legislation requires that the Employer and Boards' of Governors actively ensure that “…all reasonably practicable steps are taken to ensure the health, safety and... 
application/pdf02) Accident Reporting (28KB)09/02/2006Download
 The legislation relating to the reporting of accidents and incidents is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (NI) 1997. These regulations require the employer to... 
application/pdf03) Administering Medication (55KB)09/02/2006Download
 In most schools there are pupils who may need to take medication during school hours for long or short term medical needs, or in emergency situations. 
application/pdf04) Visual Display Unit (757KB)27/04/2007Download
 The purpose of this document is to give guidance to employees who work with Visual Display Units and to help the NEELB ensure compliance with the Health and Safety (Display Screen... 
application/pdf05) Educational Visits (17KB)09/02/2006Download
 Young people derive considerable benefit from taking part in educational visits, often participating in activities and experiences not available in the average classroom or youth club setting. It is... 
application/pdf06) Fire Precautions (94KB)09/02/2006Download
 The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations (NI) 2001 place a responsibility on the Employer to carry out a fire risk assessment of their premises and consider their employees and all other people... 
application/pdf07) Glazing in Schools (160KB)09/02/2006Download
 The Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978 requires Employers/Board of Governors to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health and safety of those who use their premises. This includes... 
application/pdf08) Management of Contractors (163KB)09/02/2006Download
 The objective of this policy is to reduce the risk of accident and injury to staff and pupils withinthe school premises which could be caused by the activities of contractors. This will be achieved... 
application/pdf09) Portable Electrical Equipment (31KB)09/02/2006Download
 The Regulations covering the maintenance of portable electrical equipment are the Electricity at Work Regulations (NI) 1991 which require portable electrical equipment to be maintained in a safe... 
application/pdf10) Asbestos (107KB)09/02/2006Download
 Asbestos is a fibrous material. When it is damaged or in poor condition it releases fibres into the air. Breathing in air containing asbestos fibres can lead to asbestos related diseases mainly... 
application/pdf11) First Aid (114KB)09/02/2006Download
 The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982 require that adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel are provided to enable first-aid to be given to employees who are... 
application/pdf12) Security (84KB)09/02/2006Download
 Schools have now to balance the need for more security measures on one hand with an open and welcoming environment on the other. 
application/pdf13) Risk Assessment (31KB)09/02/2006Download
 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (NI) 2000 require that suitable and sufficient assessments of the risk arising out of work are carried out. 
application/pdf15) Violence in Schools (53KB)09/02/2006Download
 The government has made it clear that any form of violence within educational establishments, and in particular when perpetrated against teachers, is entirely unacceptable. Education and Library ... 
application/pdf16) Emergency Planning (47KB)09/02/2006Download
 An emergency has been defined by the Central Emergency Planning Unit as “Any event or circumstance (happening with or without warning) that causes or threatens death or injury, disruption to the... 
application/pdf17) Health and Safety Monitoring (68KB)09/02/2006Download
 Ensuring health and safety in schools, is an essential part of any school manager's responsibility and to do this successfully, an effective health and safety management system needs to be in place. 
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