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Health and Safety Services for the Education sector

  • Extensive experience in the education sector.
  • A range of  accredited training on behalf of ISBA.
  • Pre inspection HSG(65) auditing.
  • Compliance surveys.
  • Policy documentation and risk assessment.
  • Fire risk assessment

Owen David has been providing advice to the independent school sector for over 30 years.  This experience has enabled us to develop and deliver on their behalf the ISBA health and safety courses accredited by RoSPA. Our training can be further tailored to your school for senior management and governors to reflect their unique position keeping them abreast of changing legislation, enforcement protocols and corporate governance. We can provide a 2 hour health and safety seminar for school governors. Training can also be provided to support teams and includes topics such as accident investigation in an educational context, maintenance activities and the planning of school trips and site security.  More information on our education training can be found here.

An increasing number of our clients are requesting standalone compliance surveys or management systems audits to be undertaken in preparation for external inspection by OFSTED or ISI. Our compliance survey will highlight areas where legal or best practice requirements are not being met, from a physical inspection of the school and review of documentation.  The easy to use tabulated report includes a precise itemised description of matters requiring attention, the remedial action open to you to achieve compliance, a priority rating for each item and space to detail action taken.  Our management systems audit follows the HSE HSG(65) format and is the ideal preparation for external inspection providing penetrative analysis of your management system working in practice, against an exacting standard.  Alternatively Owen David can offer specialised topic sudits covering subjects such as swimming pool safety, transport, pedestrian safety, site security and machinery safety.

Audits and surveys may also be delivered as part of an annual tailored consultancy support package including access to your designated consultant to answer day to day questions. Support may include detailed documentation development including general risk assessments and fire risk sssessments covering boarding accommodation where necessary.  To this end our consultants have also attended the Fire Officer Training College to ensure we are abreast of current thinking in this complex area.