#86 Health & Safety

Health & Safety

A vital topic, in many ways.

It is important to keep yourself and your charges safe, whether they be staff, pupils or guests.

Be aware of the law (Health & Safety Summary) and of the school policy on health and safety. What’s the school’s policy on maximum numbers in the charge of any one individual member of staff? Has the school undertaken a lone worker risk assessment for the librarian?

Health & Safety law can also be useful if someone in your school (or an architect during a new build) is trying to cut corners. Do all you can to avoid this, particularly if you can point to the likelihood of expensive future restructuring to rectify any work or space that contravenes Health & Safety legislation.

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