Asbestos management in schools

28 February 2020

Former headteacher Michael Evans looks at the issues associated with historical asbestos in schools.

Adding H&S to the school curriculum

31 January 2020

Modern health & safety practice in education should boost exciting learning opportunities and not create legal tripwires as many urban safety myths suggest, says the official regulator which is keen to help school employers, managers and staff. Jon Herbert begins a new series looking at realistic risk management.

Key dates for 2020

15 January 2020

This year will bring a number of key changes to employment law, as well as the usual rate changes. See below for the key dates that employers and employees should be aware of.

Managing legionella risks

15 January 2020

Mike Sopp reminds duty holders of the importance of reviewing their current legionella management arrangements so as to ensure they are complying with their legal duties, in the light of revised guidance.

It might be time to try Dry January

24 December 2019

One of the most popular health campaigns that arrives in the New Year is Dry January — the event that encourages us to commit to an alcohol-free month.

Alcohol awareness in education — new guidelines

19 December 2019

New guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers interventions in schools to prevent and reduce alcohol use among children and young people. Mia Hodgson looks at what the guidelines say and how they should be used.

National Minimum Wage — exemptions

11 December 2019

While most employees and workers will be entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW), there are certain groups who are exempt from this requirement, meaning they are free to agree their own rate of payment. Croner Taxwise explains the groups and where the exemptions lie.

Keeping children safe in education – what’s new?

27 November 2019

Keeping children safe in education, the statutory guidance on child safeguarding issued by the government for schools, was updated in September 2019. Martin Hodgson looks at the key changes in the new version and explores what schools need to do to ensure they are compliant.