School and college employers are accountable for health and safety

Ensure staff are up-to-date with health and safety training.

The D&T Association Health & Safety Training and Accreditation Scheme has trained over 30,000 teachers, technicians and trainees since 2007 and provides a high quality, cost-effective service through our network of Registered Health and Safety Consultants. We aim to ensure that staff in your department are trained and accredited to current British Standard, BS4163:2021*.

School and college employers are accountable for health and safety

  • All appropriate staff must receive timely and adequate training.
  • Failure to comply, can result in the employer or school being fined and named individuals can be held responsible or even imprisoned for their failure to comply with legislation.
  • It is no defense to say that the school was not aware of the legal requirements.     

All staff should have appropriate health and safety training

  • Training is highly important in practical subjects such as Design and Technology, Art and Design, Engineering, and Construction
  • The employer will need to ensure compliance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.
  • New entrants to the profession, must have sufficient training to use and teach practical processes and use machinery safely.
  • Training and accreditation must be refreshed every 5 years to ensure teachers and the organisation are fully compliant.

Health and safety training can be delivered in school or college         

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