Health & Safety General Statement Policy


Date reviewed: September 2019
Review frequency: Annually
To be reviewed by: Headteacher




The Headteacher and Governors are committed to establishing and implementing arrangements which will ensure that staff and pupils will be safeguarded when on school premises, or engaged on off-site activities (e.g. school trips), and that the premises for which they are responsible are safe for visitors, as well as for pupils and staff.

This Health and Safety Policy Statement has been designed to comply with the Statutory Obligations placed upon the Governors of Lees Brook Community School as an Employer under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, section 2 (3).



The Governors of Lees Brook Community School recognise that under the above Act they have a legal duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all their Employees and that they also have duties towards students, the public and visitors to School premises.

The Chair of Governors of Lees Brook Community School has responsibility for Health and Safety at Lees Brook Community School and delegates the implementation of policy to the Headteacher of Lees Brook Community School who in turn has nominated the post holders below to be responsible for Health and Safety in the following curriculum areas;

  • 14 – 19 Academy – Director of Skills Academy
  • Design and Technology/Art – Assistant Headteacher - Vocational
  • Science - Director of faculty
  • Physical Education - Director of faculty
  • Educational visits/Learning out side the Classroom – Assistant Headteacher -

So far as is reasonably practicable, the Governors will take all steps within their power to meet these responsibilities, paying particular attention to the following provisions of the Act:

  • To maintain safe and healthy working places and systems of work.
  • To maintain a safe working environment.
  • To protect employees, students, public and other visitors in so far as they may come into contact with foreseeable work hazards.
  • To provide and maintain a safe and healthy teaching environment for all employees and students, including adequate facilities and arrangements for their welfare.
  • To provide all employees and students with information, instruction, training and supervision that they require to work safely and efficiently.
  • To develop safety awareness amongst all employees and students, and as a result, create individual responsibility for Health and Safety at all levels.
  • To provide a safe environment for all visitors to the School’s premises bearing in mind that they may not necessarily be attuned to certain aspects of the School’s environment.
  • To monitor and review the Health and Safety Policy and to keep in line with current legislation.



The School encourages full and effective two-way consultation on Health and Safety matters by utilising the Management Structure of the School, and the Health and Safety Committee.


Health and Safety Advice

Suitably trained and competent persons will be retained by Lees Brook Community School to provide the necessary Health and Safety advice and assistance to the Headteacher.


Employee Obligations

Employees have obligations under Section 7 and 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

They are required to:

  • Take reasonable care of themselves, colleagues and other persons such as students and visitors who may be affected by their acts or omissions whilst at work.
  • The Act prohibits employees from interfering with or misuse of any equipment provided to aid Health and Safety.
  • All employees shall use any such equipment that their employer has provided to aid Health and Safety.
  • The School operates a ‘No Smoking’ policy applicable to the site in its entirety.



The Governors accept their duties as outlined above and it will be their policy to promote standards of health, safety and welfare that comply fully with the Health and Safety at Work Act and Regulations, which also apply under the Act.

The Governors consider that Health and Safety is a responsibility at least equal in importance to that of any other function in the School.

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