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Health and Safety for School Business Managers

Introduction: This one day course is intended for Business Managers who have line management responsibilities. All sessions will be delivered using case studies, workshops and guided discussions.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the legal requirements relating to premises
  • Understand the interface between employment law and health and safety law
  • Skills and knowledge needed to manage contractors successfully
  • Understand the risks to staff under their control and how to manage them
  • Skills and knowledge needed to present a viable ‘safety case’ to Governors and/or the Senior Management Team

Course content 

Introductory session

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Ice-breaker quiz – it’s health and safety gone mad!

Session 1 - Managing premises safety

  • Legal requirements for the workplace – space, heating and ventilation, lighting, doors and windows, traffic routes, et al.
  • Making effective use of the School’s asbestos register
  • Legionella control – DVD and discussion

Session 2 – Interface between employment law and health and safety law

  • Employment rights and their interface with health and safety rights and responsibilities
  • Assessing and helping staff who have work-affecting physical impairments
  • Making adjustments taking health and safety into consideration
  • Employment screening and health surveillance

Session 3 – Control of contractors

  • Legal requirements and responsibilities
  • Assessing contractor competence
  • Managing contractors effectively

Session 4 – Controlling risks to staff

  • Identifying particular risks for staff
  • Choosing appropriate risk controls
  • Monitoring and reviewing risks

Session 5 – Making the safety case

  • Cost-benefit analysis for proposed health and safety spending
  • How to make your presentation effective
  • Dealing with refusals

Course Length: One day

Location: The Bradley Group Training Centre, Kent Science Park, Sittingbourne, Kent

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