Health and Safety

Policy and Intent


  1. The governors of The Minster Schools recognise and accept their corporate responsibility under the Health and Safety at work Act 1974, to provide a safe and healthy environment for the teaching and non teaching staff, the pupils and other people who may come into the premises. The Governors consider the achievement and maintenance of a high standard of health, safety and welfare throughout the school to be a primary objective.


  1. Governors will take practicable steps within their power to fulfil this responsibility.


  1. The Governors intend that, for health and safety purposes, the schools will operate within the structure and framework laid down by the London Borough of Croydon and, in particular, the Education Department Health and Safety Policy. They will also apply all health and safety instructions, codes of practice and other advice issued by the Education Department.


  1. The Head Teachers are required to draw up the necessary arrangements to secure compliance with all health and safety requirements; to ensure that such arrangements are recorded in writing and to further ensure that such information is circulated to all existing and future staff, and to the Governing Bodies, and subsequently to monitor the implementation of these arrangements.


  1. The Governing Bodies intends to consult with representatives of staff on health and safety matters and with individual members of staff before allocating to them particular health and safety functions.


  1. Where appropriate, the Governing Bodies will seek any necessary expert advice to determine the risks to health and safety within the school and the precautions required to deal with them.


  1. The Governing Bodies will provide staff with sufficient information necessary to carry out their duties in a safe and healthy manner and will provide such training for staff in respect of risks to health and safety as is necessary.


  1. The Governing Bodies calls the attention of all members of staff within the school to their duty under section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to co-operate with Management in health and safety matters by carrying out their duties in a safe and healthy manner, following safe working procedures, using adequate equipment kept in good order and reporting all hazards at the earliest opportunity.


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