Caretaker Health and Safety in Schools - Course Details

Course Intro:

This courses brings awareness to your caretaker and support team and the awareness around health and safety hazards and risks that present in education environments. The HSA (Health and Safety Authority) have excellent guidance, documents and resources and this courses integrated these, to ensure everybody is safe. This course looks at the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and supporting regulations as they effect the school or education environment.


Course Content

  • Introduction & Course Objectives
  • Hazards and Risks in Education (Section 19 and 20)
  • Care taker and support team responsibilities
  • Cleaning, Kitchen caretaker¬† risk assessments
  • Legislation and Local Policy
  • Contractor Management
  • Managing safety in school including all routine and non-routine events
  • HSA Guidance documents
  • Emergency planning
  • Evaluations


Risk Assessment Steps:

Step 1: Identify the hazard

Step 2: Who can be harmed

Step 3: Carry out a risk assessment

Step 4: What controls are required

Step 5: Record the findings


Intended Audience

This courses would suit all support staff In education to raise their awareness around Health and Safety Hazards and Risks in their school


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