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Health and Safety Officers – Rights and Responsibilities

Ensure you have covered all the bases and your school is safe and secure

In-house

Sorry, this course has been discontinued

This course no longer runs as an open course, but can be run as in-house training to meet your specific needs. Call the in-house team on 020 8253 8241 for more information.

Alternatively to search through our open courses visit our find a course page.


Suitable for: New or aspiring health and safety officers who want to understand their full remit, or existing officers who want to ensure their knowledge is up to date.

Phases suitable for:

  • EYFS
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Further Education
  • Special

Course Reference: 7700WW
This course is currently under development.

The health and safety officer needs to have both a good overview of health and safety requirements, provision and responsibilities, and clarity as to their role. Topics covered give general information and starting points to facilitate establishing and maintaining good and effective practice. The course is suitable for those from primary, secondary and special schools as well as FE Colleges.

  • The legal context and background of school health and safety
  • Duties and responsibilities of the health and safety officer
  • School health and safety policy, including a positive school culture
  • Planning for good practice e.g. risk assessment and COSHH
  • Implementing and monitoring policy and procedures
  • Incident management and reporting
Gained reassurance & confidence. Ideas for good practise. Sian Blackmore, Pen-Y-Cwm Special School
Gained clear information and re-assurance of current work role. Jacquelyn Watkins, Pen-Y-Cwm Special School
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