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.

Visit the Children's Services Health and Safety page to access templates, forms and checklists [LINK: http://intranet.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/cs-healthandsafety/cs-healthandsafetyschools.htm]. You might need to log into Hantsnet Anywhere or Children's Services Intranet to view this page.

Fire safety

Hampshire County Council's Learning Zone [LINK: https://learningzone.hants.gov.uk/default.aspx] has launched a new fire safety e-learning module. It provides staff with the relevant information, instruction and training to ensure that they are competent in basic fire safety.

CS fire safety guidance webpage [LINK: http://intranet.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/cs-healthandsafety/csfiresafetyguidance.htm] this link will take you to the Children's Services Schools health and safety page. You might need to log into Hantsnet Anywhere or Children's Services Intranet to view this page.

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 [MISSING LINK].

Other Children's Services health and safety guidance

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