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Buckinghamshire Traded Services

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

 

Our health and safety team provides comprehensive advice and support to help you to fulfill your legal duties. The team has wide experience of dealing with all health and safety matters in all types of schools. You will also have access to dedicated health and safety advisors with many years in the education sector.

Our Service

  • Access to Buckinghamshire Council's Health and Safety Policies and Procedures and other health and safety information tailored to meet the needs of schools including model checklists and templates via the SchoolsWeb.
  • Health and safety telephone and email advice and support during standard working hours.
  • Unlimited use of AssessNet reporting system for recording accidents, incidents and near misses
  • Investigation of serious accidents/incidents or those resulting in an insurance claim.

Audits

Our service includes a comprehensive Health and Safety Audit every 3 years.
Where your audit is classed as ‘cause for concern’ or ‘requires improvement’, we will provide a post-audit visit to discuss your needs and requirements.

Radiation Protection Package - (Academy secondary schools with radiation sources only)

  • An annual retainer of a Radiation Adviser (statutory appointment for schools where radioactive sources are held)
  • Provision of radiation advice including annual audit visit and phone advice which will enable the academy to fulfil the requirements of the Ionising Radiation Regulations.

 

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Training Courses

  • The institution of Occupation Safety and Health (IOSH) Managing Safely
  • Managing Fire Safety
  • Fire Warden Training
  • Basic Fire Safety Awareness
  • Working at Height

We offer 'check and chats' to new Headteachers to Buckinghamshire Council free of charge.

The purpose of this is to advise on:

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Fire Risks
  • Housekeeping
  • Manual Handling Risks
  • Personal Safety Risks
  • Risk Assessments for job roles and site/premises
  • Training in general

A number of courses can be run on request for an academy school or group of schools on their premises such as

  • COSHH Course – 2.5 hours
  • Risk assessment – 2 hours
  • Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions (previously known as Managing Medicines in Schools) – 2 hours
  • Manual Handling (Objects) – 2 hours

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Check & Chat 

We offer 'check and chats' to new Headteachers to the Buckinghamshire Council free of charge.


To advise on:

  • Managing Safely
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Housekeeping
  • Manual Handling Risks
  • Personal Safety Risks
  • Risk Assessments for job roles and site/premises
  • Training in general

Assessnet (Accident reporting tool)

We supply an accident reporting tool, following any serious incident (certainly where an investigation has resulted in an insurance claim. Our team will look up information supplied via Assessnet and provide full support to your school as required.

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