Health And Safety At Work Act 1974

1897 WordsJun 1, 20168 Pages
The following offer guidance: • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 • created to protect everyone at work through procedures for preventing accidents. All staff should be aware of it 's main points and how it aims to protect environments such as schools. • The Health & Safety Executive: • (http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/classroom-checklist.pdf)
HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. 
They are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces • Health and Safety – Advice for Schools (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-and-safety-advice-for-schools) • This advice is for: school employers, headteachers and school staff It applies to: academies and free schools, maintained schools, local authorities and independent schools It replaces a number of guidance documents on health, safety and security in schools, including ‘Health and safety: responsibilities and powers (2001)’ and ‘Health and safety of pupils on educational visits (HASPEV 1998)’. It summarises the existing health and safety law relevant to schools and explains how it affects: • local authorities • governing bodies • headteachers • other school staff. It also covers activities that take place on or off school premises, including school trips. Advice on driving school minibuses is now provided separately. Question 1d (Weighting: 0) Explain how current
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