Certificate in Health and Safety in Schools

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About the Course

About the Course

Duration: 65 mins (approx)

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

very relevant
Vicki Wallis - The Appleton School

GREAT

Great and informative course
Rebecca Molloy - Park Community Academy

Health and Safety

Very well presented and informative
Isabel Duley, Teacher - Morley Victoria Primary School

Very informative course

This course covers a wide variety of aspects of Health and Safety in schools and offers clear explanations and advice on topics such as lone working, correct lifting, working at height and many more.
Janice Orbell, Technician - University Academy Long Sutton

Great course,

Great course.
Emma Kenny, Classroom assistant - Dean Field Community Primary School

Clear and Practical

Learned new facts with this useful course.
Laura Borelli Moya, Teaching assistant - Phoenix Primary & Secondary School

Health and Safety

This course was highly informative and well produced. The presenter was so engaging that it was extremely easy to stay focused throughout. Thank you.
Kate Sutton, Teacher - Burlington Junior School

Health and Safety in Schools

Presenter very natural and engaging. Very enjoyable to watch.
Chris Foster, support staff - Grove Street Primary School and Nursery School

Essential CPD Health and Safety

A thorough and clear webinar. Full of useful and practical advice. The 4 c’s summed up the overview: Communication, Cooperation, Coordination and Consultation. The final module(7) is an excellent reminder of the key points for essential health and safety concerns. Conclusion: A well designed and clearly delivered webinar.
Richard Stroud - The Forest High School

Health and Safety at Work

this was a very enjoyable course to do
Asma Shaheen - Dean Field Community Primary School

Great H&S Course, manageable and comprehensive!

Great - overall.
Azra Butt - Eldon Primary School (PR1 7YE)

Health and Safety in the Workplace

Easy to follow sections and very informative.
Sarah Opie - Dean Field Community Primary School

Highly recommended course

This course was very thorough. I would recommend it for anyone and not just those working in schools or colleges.
James O'Neill - The Appleton School

health & safety

enjoyed the course health and safety is very inportant
GAIL HOSIE, Retail Catering Manager - Birkenhead Sixth Form College

A well informed and useful course.
Julie Cubitt, Support staff - Fakenham Infant and Nursery School

Health & safety

Interesting & factual
Cath Fellows - The Forest High School

good

go to know the regulation of heath and safety
Robert Smith, Teaching assistant - Victoria School

H&S

Informative
Holly Pestell - The Venerable Bede CE Academy

Informative

Very detailed information delivered clearly.
Kathryn Holmberg, Teacher - Hilbre High School

Edward

The course is straight forward and easy to understand
Edward Otieno - Kingsdale Foundation School

Health and Safety in Schools

Thoroughly enjoyed the course for both the content and a very enthusiastic presenter that clearly knew his field.
Jonathan Poon - Kingsdale Foundation School

Health and Safety

informative course, I would recommend
Lisa Chadry, Teaching Assistant - St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School DY8 2DT

Health and Safety Course

This was my first course undertaken with The National College and I found it very helpful by reinforcing my understanding of all aspects of Health and Safety in schools. The audio format I found particularly useful in condensing what is a very broad subject matter in to manageable parts.
Julie Nemeth - Poverest Primary School

Health and Safety

This course was very well explained and went through everything in great detail.
Tina Pearce, Pastoral Manager - Marshland High School

Certificate in Health and Safety in Schools

This course was informative and was presented in an engaging and interesting style. It is well worth the time taken to complete it.
Amanda Duckworth - Selly Oak Trust School

Health and Safety Experience

A good course well presented and easy to follow.
Kieran Kelly - Charlton Park Academy

health and safety in schools

A boring subject, but very well presented.
Julie Ruck - Charlton Park Academy

brilliant advice
Lisa Morrison, Teaching Assistant - Our Lady and St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Excellent course!

I really enjoyed this course, it was easy to listen to and engage with, which can sometimes be a struggle with webinars. Very informative and highly recommended.
Heather Duffy - Ash Lea School

excellent

very edcational
Anita Awumey, Senior leader - Roding Primary School

Health and Safety Course Review

I enjoy the courses that National College produce and they are always easy to follow and understand . Being able to stop the video at any time to take notes or listen again to the modules is very helpful
Deborah Chernanko, Offiice Administrator - St Angela's Ursuline School

Fantastic Instructor

The instructor for this course was very knowledgeable and engaging. He delivered the content with passion and personality, which made it much more interesting and easy to follow.
Leslie Bradshaw, Non-teaching - Queen Katharine Academy

Heath & Safety in Schools

Very good course.
Ann Robinson, Teacher - Fir Tree Fishery CIC

Excellent

Very informative and definitely essential training that everyone should do.
Abigail Highfield, Teacher - Cottesbrooke Infant School

Informative

I found the course to be easy to understand, interesting and helpful.
Wendy Cherrington, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

Informative yet to the point

Good amount of information but was very concise.
Charlie Hargreaves, Teacher - The Appleton School

Informative

Very informative and an entertaining delivery
Julie Russell - Range High School

Informative course!

This is an interesting course which summarises important aspects of health and safety, in an informative and methodical way.
Aimee Johnston, Support staff - Burlington Junior School

Good course

Found interesting, good course
Victoria Irving, Catering assistant - Ormiston Bushfield Academy

Useful

Useful
Daniel Dobrzycki, Teacher - Portway Junior School DE22 2GL

Good

Enjoyed it
Deb Bennett - Peareswood Primary School

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