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Health and safety in schools

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Which secondary school subjects present common hazards?

In our recent article focusing on the hazards presented by certain primary school classes, we looked at the dangers schools need to be aware of when it comes to subjects such as science and PE. We also looked at the risks posed by breaks and lunchtimes.

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Which primary school classes present common hazards?

As you will be well aware, if you work in a primary school, a lot of effort goes into making these educational environments safe for pupils. Thorough risk assessments are carried out and actions are taken to minimise potential dangers to children and...

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Ensuring Playground Safety: UK Regulations and Guidelines

Discover the importance of playground safety and explore the regulations and guidelines in the UK to ensure a safe and enjoyable playtime for children.

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Health and safety in schools: a checklist for the Autumn term.

The Autumn term can whizz by in a flash. Settling in the new children, staff inductions and new policies to implement. Regularly undertaking a health and safety audit across your school is beneficial. If you are a part of a MAT, undertaking the same H&S...

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What information should the accident book include?

Whether you have digital incident recording software or a traditional paper accident book, it’s important that you and all responsible members of staff are confident about how to use it. This means knowing when it’s necessary to log an incident in the...

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What does a school nurse do?

When it comes to the healthcare of school-aged children, school nurses have a key role to play. School nurses bridge the gap between school first aiders and qualified medical professionals to support children.Want to learn more about school nurses in the...

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What is an accident book?

Most of us have used or at least seen an accident book at one point or another in our lives, but how much do you know about the role of an accident book in a school setting? Accident books are a key part of health and safety provisions for both staff and...

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What Is Electronic Health Records Software?

As technology continues to advance, electronic health records are becoming an increasingly popular tool in a variety of settings. But what is this software exactly, how does it work and what is it used for? In this article, we take a closer look at what...

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First Aid Kit Checklist for Schools: Free Template Download.

First aid in schools

It isn’t just designated first aiders that access the first aid kit in schools. Teachers can administer basic first aid without qualifications or training, although training is always suggested. Supporting students with minor grazes...

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How To Respond to An Asthma Attack Quickly: School Pupils And Parents Edition.

Over 12% of the UK population have asthma: a condition that impacts a person’s airways. With asthma, airways can become irritated and are more sensitive to factors that can cause a reaction. There are common triggers for asthma: allergies, pollen,...

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