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Welcome to Hertfordshire County Council's Education Health and Safety Manual

The topics are arranged alphabetically, so all you need to do is select the initial letter of the subject you are looking for, and select the link you require. if you can't find the information you are looking for, you can always contact the Education Health and Safety team on 01992 556478.

For example if you are looking for guidance on personal safety select P and select Personal Safety from the list.

 

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Last Updated 18 Jul 2017

 

 

 

A

Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation
Animals

Handling and Keeping Animals in Schools: Health and Safety Issues

Asbestos Arrangements

This guidance previously available via Compass will be made available on the Grid shortly.

Summary of Asbestos Management
Asbestos Permission to Work Flowchart in schools only
Asbestos Authorising Officers training record
Asbestos briefing Warm air heaters (Jan 2014) in schools only
Asbestos Permission to Work form
Asbestos in Second World War Gas Masks in schools only

 

Audit (Health and Safety):
Safety Audit Monitoring Systems

Audit (Health and Safety) Inspection Checklists:

Governors and Management Inspection Checklist

School site inspection checklist

Curriculum Specific Checklists for KS3 -5

 

 

B

Blind Cord and Chain Risk Assessment

See the Early Years section for information about blind cord safety.

Bloodborne Viruses
Hire and Use of Bouncy Castles

 

 

C

Class Size
Communicable Diseases (and Infection Control)
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Word 2003, 110kb/6 pages, December 2007, coshh.doc
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) - Risk Assessment Form
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) - Risk Assessment Guidance Notes
Chemical Substance Inventory
Chemical Substance Inventory Example
Schools’ Chemical and Waste Disposal Annual Exercise
Managing Contractor Health and Safety

 

 

D

Design & Technology Health & Safety
DfE Advice on Health and Safety for Schools
Display Screen Equipment
Dogs on School Premises

 

Drama and Performance:

Drama and Public Performances
Drama and Safety Code
Licensing for Public Performance
Technical Production Issues
  • Word 2003, 113kb/19 pages, February 1998, sec_v_c.doc

 

 

E

Evac-Chair Visual Inspection Checklist
Eye Sight Test Form
Safe Working with Electricity
  • Word 2003, 54kb/3 pages, September 2000, sec_s.doc
Portable Electrical Equipment
Equipment / Power Tools

Risk assessment documents are available under Recommended Assessments at:

 

 

F

Basic First Aid Advice (HSE)
Finger Trapping Accidents
First Aid Arrangements in Education Establishments
Fire

Please visit the guidance on Fire Safety available on the Grid at:

Firework Displays and Bonfires on School Premises
Food Allergies

Allergens - Food Intolerance

Form for Record of Student/Pupil with Special Diet Requirments

Guidance Notes

Food Hygiene Advice
Hertfordshire Catering Food Safety Policy

 

G

Electrically Powered Gates

 

 

H

Health and Safety Law
Hot Works Permit in schools only

 

I

Inflatable Play equipment see under B (Bouncy castle)

Infection Control and Communicable Diseases - see under C

Inspection checklists see under A - Audit (H&S) inspection checklists

Induction (Health and Safety)

 

 

L

Legionella Guidance for Premises Managers

This guidance previously available via Compass will be made available on the Grid shortly.

Loneworking
See under P - Personal Safety and Loneworking

 

 

M

Maintenance and Inspection Requirements
Managing Medication in Schools
Medical Conditions - Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Sample Policy
Minibus Driving Licence Guidance

Model Policy - H&S
see under P- Policies

Mobile Phone Safety

 

 

N

Guidance on Norovirus in Schools
Norovirus - Frequently Asked Questions
Norovirus Draft Letter to Parents

 

 

O

Offsite Visits Manual
The Offsite Visits Manual is available on the Grid link below:

Outdoor Play Equipment
Outdoor Play Equipment Checklist

 

 

P

PEEP (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan)
Personal Safety and Loneworking
Physical Education

Policy:

HCC overarching Health and Safety Policy Statement

CSF Health and Safety Committee

Policies - Model

Model Health & Safety Policy for Schools

Model Establishment Policy for LOtC

 

 

R

Managing Risk in the Curriculum
Risk Assessments
Risk Management

 

 

S

Safe Practice In Swimming Pools
Safeguarding: Physical Security and Visitor Control
Science - KS3-5
Snow and Ice 2017
Slips, Trips and Falls
Stress
Sun Protection

Guidance for schools including policy guidelines on sun protection can be found on the following website:

 

 

T

Training

 

Trampolining Safety Guidance

 

V

Violence and Aggression

 

 

W

Work at Height

Please visit the guidance on work at heights available on the Grid at:

Work Experience FAQ's
Waste Disposal