Certificate in Health and Safety in Schools

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About the Course

About the Course

All schools have a duty to comply with the legal requirements which fall under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and its associated regulations. It is essential that all staff have an awareness of health and safety law in order to ensure that they are able to recognise, follow and implement the correct health and safety procedures. This is vital in order to minimise accidents and injuries to pupils, staff and visitors at school.

Our Essential CPD course on health and safety provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all your health and safety regulations. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our health and safety training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert, Will Taylor, the course has been divided into seven easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning, resources and activities throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your health & safety compliance.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Control of Substances to Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise your obligations under health and safety law and the consequences of poor practice
  • An awareness of key health and safety policies and procedures
  • Understanding risk assessments and ensuring thorough assessments of hazards and risks
  • Learning your statutory responsibilities around systems and equipment
  • Consideration around specific health and safety risks and following the correct protocols
Course Units

You must achieve a score of more than 80% in order to pass this course.

This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to Health and Safety. It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years thro...

Module 1: Why control health and safety?

Module 1 will provide you with an overview of why health and safety is important and the consequences of not complying with the correct procedures. It will discuss the moral responsibility and cover both the legal and financial implications of poor h...

Module 2: Legal obligations and regulations

In module 2 you will learn about your legal obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA). You will learn about the responsibilities of staff, individual regulations, enforcement mechanisms and actions which can be taken in the ev...

Module 3: Health and safety procedures

In Module 3 you will learn more about health and safety policies and procedures. This includes protocols around risk assessments and reporting incidents, diseases and injuries. You will also learn about procedures relating to school trips, controllin...

Module 4: Key Definitions

Module 4 will cover the key definitions that learners need to be aware of, in particular the important distinction that needs to be made between the terms ‘risk’ and ‘hazard’ and how each should be interpreted.

Module 5: The five steps to risk assessment

In Module 5, learners will be able to explain the 5 steps to risk assessment as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive. You will be able to identify hazards and who might be harmed; evaluate risks and decide on precautions; record significant...

Module 6: Communication, Cooperation, Coordination, Consultation

In Module 6 you will learn about communication, cooperation, coordination and consultation. You will learn about how each one of these four components play a vital role in health and safety initiatives and why.

Module 7: Specific Health & Safety Considerations

Module 7 will provider learners with guidance around more specific health and safety considerations. This includes, amongst several others topics, fire/emergency procedures, correct display screen equipment set-up, regulations around working at heigh...

Health and Safety

This course was concise and thoroughly informative
Josephine Showunmi, - Little Ilford School

Very informative.

I really enjoyed the webinar and learned a lot.
Maryam Sabzevar, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

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