Health and safety management
Find health and safety guidance specific to school property, traffic and school transport.
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Health and safety is everyone’s responsibility.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 introduced a new approach to workplace health and safety by adopting broad coverage and involving all types of modern business and working relationships.
The Act requires persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to consult, cooperate and coordinate activities with other PCBUs who share health and safety duties on the same matter.
- the Ministry of Education
- school boards
Responsibilities when engaging a contractor: Property projects: Managing contractor health and safety
Health and safety during a project: Role of the board during a school property project
Responsibilities, risk management information: Role of the project manager in school property projects
Responsibilities, risk management during construction: Construction phase
When and how to get a police vet for contractors: Police vetting for school property contractors
Critical risk activities
Processes, regulations, resources: Managing asbestos in schools
Health and safety responsibilities around safe use: Electrical equipment testing in schools
Standards, guidance and information: Electrical work in schools
What to do if an urgent issue is identified: Urgent health and safety work
Hazardous materials and substances
Advice for managing the risks: Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) treated timber in schools
Types, standards, maintenance advice: Glass installed in schools
Information, resources and guidance:
Facilities and fixtures
Funding, maintenance and disposal advice: Boilers for school heating
What is and isn't allowed: Cellphone towers on school sites
Design standards, maintenance and other advice: Lifts in schools
Installation and design advice: Fencing at schools
Information and operational advice: Joinery and hardware installed in schools
Information, resources and maintenance advice: Septic tanks on school sites
Links to helpful resources: Swimming pools at schools
Advice for schools, teachers and general staff: Managing thermal comfort in classrooms
Causes, how to deal, paying for: Backflow prevention
Town or self-supply information: Drinking water quality
Information, downloadable resources: Weathertightness remediation
Requirements, advice, resources:
'Specified systems and features'
Advice, resources, legal responsibilities: Building warrants of fitness for school facilities
Advice, paying for, resources: Traffic management
Guidelines for reporting accidents: Accidents and incidents on school transport
Advice for managing students on buses: Safety and behaviour on school transport
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