Workplace Environment: Resources

Friday, January 15, 2021

The forms below are available to download as Microsoft Word documents, which can be saved and edited as required.

Absence, Leave and Holiday Entitlement: Resources

Friday, January 15, 2021

It is very important to keep accurate records of staff absences both for sickness and other reasons. Staff are required to follow procedures for requesting leave and for notifying sickness absence. In the case of long-term sickness or regular short term sickness absence employers will request a medical report to get medical advice on the employee’s condition.

Grounds Maintenance: Resources

Friday, January 15, 2021

It is important that the school grounds and exteriors are regularly maintained for health and safety reasons and also to preserve a smart and tidy image for the school community.

Health and Safety in the Curriculum: Resources

Friday, January 15, 2021

The curriculum is now very broad and varied and there is a wide range of activities taking place in schools at any given time. These activities help pupils develop their capabilities and there will be challenging activities. They are, therefore, bound to involve an element of risk. Schools have to balance the very desirable aim of helping pupils learn and develop with the moral and legal responsibility to keep pupils safe.

Buildings Maintenance: Resources

Friday, January 15, 2021

It is important that maintenance procedures are in place and operated correctly. These forms cover the key components of a buildings maintenance procedure.

Premises Management: Resources

Friday, January 15, 2021

Failure to maintain the school's structures and services in a safe and hygienic condition may constitute a criminal offence. Both the school and individuals with specific responsibilities may be held liable. It is the role of the premises manager or bursar to co-ordinate and oversee the operations and maintenance of the school buildings and assets in a cost effective manner aimed at long-term preservation of the asset value.

Managing Risks at Work: Resources

Friday, January 15, 2021

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, as amended, lay down the general principles of health and safety management including risk assessment and accident prevention. There is a legal obligation on employers to carry out risk assessments as the first stage of health and safety management.