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Health and Safety Policy

This policy sets out the Education Authority’s (EA) approach to fulfilling its statutory responsibilities under health and safety legislation.  The policy states EA’s intentions, organisation and arrangements for ensuring the health and safety at work of its employees, clients, visitors, contractors and others whilst on EA premises and its employees in any premises or working environment not under the direct control of the Education Authority.

The purpose of the policy is to encourage ownership, commitment and compliance with health and safety at all levels within EA. Each Manager and each school must develop workplace risk assessments and specific health and safety procedures in line with this policy.  EA is committed to continually improving health and safety management in line with industry standards.  


The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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