Describes schools’ obligations under UK health and safety legislation, and the challenge posed to schools by the Health of the Nation targets on accident prevention. Schools’ relative lack of awareness of these obligations caused the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to initiate a project aimed at producing a training resource for schools, which would help them address their responsibilities. The project received funding from the Department for Education and Employment, the Department of Health, the then Department of Transport, the Health and Safety Executive and The Scottish Office. The result was the resource, Together Safely: Developing a Whole School Approach to Health and Safety. This aims to encourage schools to develop an ethos that promotes health and safety, and to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist to promote and develop health and safety skills and strategies both through the curriculum and good practice.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health