Ensuring that everyone who uses a school site does not come to harm is a wide-ranging and challenging job. Fiona Riley, chair of IOSH’s Education Group, and health, safety and facilities manager at a large independent day school, explains how it can be done.
Following the recent death of a teacher in Buckinghamshire due to asbestos cancer mesothelioma, the Independent Asbestos Training Providers examines the scale of the problem and what can be done about it.
Dave Garioch, Chair of the Education Group at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and health and safety manager at London Borough of Sutton, examines who is responsible for health and safety during school refurbishment projects.
Craig Evans, general manager of the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) explains how the Association’s latest training initiative is promoting the need for essential asbestos training for all tradesmen, and for those who may encounter the substance in school buildings.
The teaching of Design and Technology in schools is both a challenging and exciting prospect. Jon Parker, Lead Health and Safety Consultant at the Design and Technology Association, discusses the best ways to minimise risk and enhance learning