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A - Z of Schools' Safety, Health and Wellbeing
 
 

WELCOME TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY A-Z PAGE FOR SCHOOLS!

 
 
 
It's hoped that this page will be an easy 'go to' source for everything you may need.  Literally just follow the links below to land on the correct page for the information you're seeking.
 
If any of the links are broken, or you can't find what you want, please email me at nina.bickerton@suffolk.gov.uk .  
 

A

Accidents and Incidents

Advisors (Schools Health and Safety)

Aggression and violence / personal safety

Alcohol and drugs (HSE link) 

Asthma and allergies 

Asbestos

Auditing and inspections

B

Back pain / manual handling

Bio hazards / Zoonosis (HSE link)

 

C

Catering (Food Standards agency - but also contact Vertas if they are your contracted caterers)

Cleaning (HSE link, but also contact your contracted cleaners for specifics - also see CoSHH

CLEAPSS (Science, DT and Art) 

Competent person

Computer workstation assessment / DSE assessments

Confined spaces

Contractors

 
CoSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) 

Critical Incidents 

D

Dermatitis (HSE link)

Disability (HSE link) 

 Diseases (Infection Control)

DSE (Display Screen Equipment)

Diversity (HSE link)

Driving for work 

Drugs (and alcohol - HSE link)

Dust (HSE link)


E

Educational Visits 

Electrical safety (HSE link)

Emergency evacuation procedures

Equipment (Work equipment and machinery)

Ergonomics (and Human Factors - HSE link)

Estates

Event safety (HSE link)

Expectant mothers (risk assessment) / general information (HSE link)


F

Facilities management

Falls and slips (HSE link) and HSE document

Falls from height

Fire safety

First aid

Food safety (Government website)


G

Guidance (for H&S policies)

Gas safety (HSE link)

Glass and glazing (HSE link)


H

Hazards

Hazardous Substances (HSE link) / see also 'CoSHH' above

HSE (The Health and Safety Executive)

Health and safety advisors

Health and safety law leaflet - easy read version

Health and safety strategy

Health surveillance (HSE link) 

Health and wellbeing (see also Mental Health and Stress at Work)

Home working (HSE link)

Human Resources (Schools' Choice)

 

I

Incidents

Infections at work (HSE link)

Injuries 

Inspections

Insurance Policy (SCC maintained schools)

J

K

L

Latex (HSE link)

Law leaflet (Health & Safety)

Lead (working with lead)

Leadership (and responsibilities) 

Legislation (HSE link)

Legionella (water hygiene)

LEV (local exhaust ventilation) (HSE link)

LOLER (lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations)

Lone working


M

Maintenance

Managing health and safety

Manual handling

Maternity safety and risk assessment

Mental health

MSD (musculoskeletal disorder)

 

N
 

New mothers

Noise

 

O

Occupational diseases

Occupational health

Older workers (HSE link)

Outdoor working (HSE link) and working in the cold and heat


P

PAT (portable appliance testing)

 

Personal safety

 

Policies (Suffolk County Council) / Policy template / guidance (Schools)

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) (HSE link)

Pregnant and new mothers

Premises management


Q

R

RiDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)

Risk assessment

Road safety


S

Safety alerts

Safety Health and Wellbeing (SHaW) strategy - Suffolk County Council 2019-2022

Safety Signs and Signals (HSE link)

Skin and dermatitis  (HSE link)

Slips, trips and falls (HSE link)

Smoking (HSE link)

Stress


T

Terror attack response

Training

Transport / Travel

Tree safety maintenance


U

Upper limb disorder

V

Vertas

VDU (Visual Display Unit)

Vibration (HSE link)

Violence and aggression

Vulnerable workers


W

Waste

 

Wellbeing

Work equipment (HSE link)

Work experience (HSE link)

Working at height (HSE link)

Work related driving

Workstation assessment

WRULD (Work Related Upper Limb Disorder)

X

Y

Young people (at work)

Z

Zoonoses (HSE link)