The Corporate Health and Safety Team provides a professional health and safety advisory service to schools. The service provides dedicated health and safety support as well as access to health and safety policies, procedures, guidance and templates.
Renewal of Health and Safety Service 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021
Community / VC schools' free access automatically renewed on 1st April 2020, therefore no action is required.
Schools who bought into the 2019/20 service have automatically rolled over for a further period of 12 months unless school terminated their contract on or before Friday 31st January 2020. Charges for the 2020/21 service have remained the same. Click here for the 2020/21 SLA.
I am a Community or Voluntary Controlled School - How do I access this service?
You are automatically entitled to the services provided by the Corporate Health and Safety Team. If your secure area login doesn't allow you to access the Health and Safety pages, please contact the password team on either email@example.com or 01245 434745. Alternatively, if you do not have a username/password, please complete the Secure Area Nomination Form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive login details.
I am an Academy, Foundation, Voluntary Aided, Independent, Free School - How do I access this service?
Full details on the Service and how to buy in can be found here.
Why do I need this service?
All schools have a legal, moral and economic duty to ensure the safety of their pupils, employees, visitors, contractors and members of the public. Essex County Council's health and safety service will help you to ensure these duties are fulfilled.
What does the service include?
The health and safety service includes:
- A support desk offering advice and information on health & safety matters.
- Access to the secure health & safety area which contains policies, procedures, guidance, templates and forms.
- Updates on new legislation, HSE guidance and other health & safety news.
- Access to the online Health & Safety monitoring which goes live every November.
- Auditing and Inspections of Community and V/C Schools. Available at additional charge to paying schools.
CLEAPSS Subscriptions 2019/20
The Education Department will be renewing the CLEAPSS subscription for all maintained schools for 2019/20. They have also sent a letter to all Academies with details on how to subscribe including the form which will need to be compelted and returned. For Secondary schools holding radioactive sources and needing access to the RPA/RPO service details explaining how this works have also been included.
CLEAPSS provides support and advice to all Schools (Secondary, Primary and Special) on how best to use high quality practical work to support pupils learning in sceince, design & technology and art. Membership supports employers in discharging their responsibilties under the Health & Safety at Work Act and associated Regulations relating to these risk areas.
For more information, contact the Health and Safety Team on HS@essex.gov.uk