Health and safety guidance

Storing and disposing of hazardous materials and chemicals – DfE guidance

Although this guidance is particularly applicable to science departments, hazardous materials might include chemicals held in art, design technology and some cleaning materials. Follow guidance given in the Home Office / CLEAPSS document, Secure your chemicals – education, and Storing and disposing of hazardous chemicals in schools.

Health and safety policy

Your school should have a health and safety policy. This outlines specific arrangements and responsibilities for health and safety in your own premises/organisation. The health and safety policy template is for you to use in developing a policy which is specific to your premises/organisation.

Please log into the Schools Health and Safety pages on the Shared Services Portal to access templates, forms and checklists.

Reporting an accident or near miss

To report an accident/incident, near miss, violent incident and dangerous occurrence Investigation and reporting procedure see the Reporting an accident or near miss webpage.