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Developing Safe Practice in Physical Education

How to maintain high Health and Safety standards and safe practice in all aspects of PE

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This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

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Suitable for: This course is designed for Heads of Departments, teachers and support staff to provide knowledge, skills and guidance to minimise risk to both staff and students

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8048WW

This course will enable you to minimise risk to students and maximise the likelihood of a positive outcome should an accident occur. It will improve the knowledge, skills and understanding of teachers and support staff working in the PE department.

  • Review the PE department responsibilities in Health and Safety and the requirements by law.
  • Recognise the existence of hazards, risks and uncertainty in a range of contexts
  • Prepare effective risk assessments and how best to implement the procedures
  • Assess and manage risk to ensure safe practice during off site activities


Health And Safety And The Law
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and our legal responsibilities
  • BALPE – ‘Safe Practice in Physical Education’ and its significance in schools
  • Health and Safety of Pupils on Educational Visits and the role of the LEA
Recognising What Is Required In A Risk Assessment
  • Writing generic and sport specific policies that conform to Health and Safety regulations
  • Administering good practice within the department
  • Managing and implementing risk assessment policies effectively
How To Deal With Common Health And Safety Issues
  • Administering simple First Aid procedures in the work place
  • Understanding our ‘Duty of Care’ in all circumstances
  • Reporting and recording accidents to support staff and pupils
Making Effective Provision For Extra Curricular Activities
  • Travel and supervision arrangements for sports activities and fixtures
  • Procedures for outdoor and adventurous activities and the competence of deliverers
  • The role of the LEA and the Headteacher in planning a visit
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