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RoSPA launches SchoolSafe programme to boost health and safety management


RoSPA launches SchoolSafe programme to boost health and safety management

Released 09/09/2013 from:

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents' programme evaluates health and safety systems that schools have in place and aims to improve and track perfomance


A new programme that checks and validates a school's performance in areas that are critical to successful health and safety risk management has been launched by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

RoSPA's SchoolSafe programme evaluates the systems that schools and academies have in place to ensure that risks to the safety and health of pupils, staff and parents are managed in a balanced way.

Schools taking part in the scheme will be reviewed by a RoSPA consultant on five key challenges, including teaching safety, physical safety issues and practical management.

According to RoSPA, benefits of the programme include the fact that comparisons can be made between individual schools, as well as local and regional school groupings, allowing for resources to be targeted effectively.

The review also aims to help schools build on their health and safety development plan and to track performance improvements. Each review will result in a report and action plan for the school, which can be understood by teachers, governors, trustees and parents.

David Rushton, head of education and leisure at RoSPA, said: "Many schools and academies have recently assumed responsibility for health and safety for the first time and we're keen that head teachers, governors and staff receive practical help and advice as well recognition for good practice."


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