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This section contains generic quantitative risk assessments which have been produced to assist schools with the risk assessment process, and should form a good foundation for identifying hazards, assessing risks and implementing controls.
Ensuring health and safety in schools is an essential part of any school manager’s responsibility.
This section contains generic qualitative risk assessments which have been produced to assist schools with the risk assessment process, and should form a good foundation for identifying hazards, assessing risks and implementing controls.
The health and safety section provides advice and guidance to Education Authority (EA) employees, Governors, and Principals on the execution of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978.
Ensuring a healthy and safe environment for staff, pupils, and visitors is an essential part of any school manager’s responsibility and to do this successfully, an effective health and safety management system should be in place.
The Department of Education has provided guidance for the Education Authority and schools in the form of a Code of Practice on the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs and also a Supplement to the Code of Practice, effective from 1 September 2005, which was produced as result of SENDO.
All school meals premises are registered with the environmental health department at its local Council.
Facilities Management Department has responsibility for the provision of the Education Authority’s frontline services across Building Maintenance, Catering, Premises Management, Cleaning Services, Grounds Maintenance, Quality, Safety, Health & Environment.
All catering staff receive training to ensure the highest standards of food safety, food preparation, menu planning and how to provide a healthier school meals service.
Governors have a wide range of managerial responsibilities and play a central role in the planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of school life.
The Education Authority adheres to legislation and has due regard to the Code of Practice and the Supplement to the Code in making decisions as to whether or not to proceed with a Statutory Assessment of a child’s special educational needs and then, when statutory assessment has been completed, whether or not to issue a Statement of Special Educational Needs.