Health and safety system for schools and early learning services

The 11 key components framework has been replaced by our new Health, safety and wellbeing section.

You'll find each of the 11 components of the former framework in our new Health, safety and wellbeing section under 1 of the following 5 headings:

  • Pastoral care and wellbeing
  • Student and staff health
  • Health and safety requirements for school leaders
  • Emergencies and traumatic incidents
  • Managing risks and hazards.

Health, safety and wellbeing

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LeadershipWorker participationHealth and safety practice framework resourcesRisk identification, assessment and management
Set the direction of health and safety management in your workplace. Effective formal and informal worker participation practices eg Health and Safety Reps and committee Health and safety in your workplace. Mandatory requirements, guidance, tools and resources. Identifying hazards in the workplace and managing the associated risks.
Monitoring, reporting and assuranceEquipmentInjury and illness managementInjury and illness support and rehabilitation
Promote a commitment to continuously improving health and safety performance. What is a monitoring and reporting system. Provision of appropriate equipment for all work environments staff may encounter and equipment that may be used. Notifiable injuries, reporting, recording and investigating incidents/accidents. Structured systems to support the safe and early return to work of injured staff and workers.
Health and wellbeing programmesProfessional development
Proactive approach to ensuring that staff, volunteers and workers can actively manage their own health and wellbeing. Information to help to empower staff and leaders to implement effective health and safety practices through Professional Development.  


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