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This unit focuses on explaining what is meant by ‘health and safety’ and how this relates to a school context. It also defines key terminology which will help you to better understand health and safety issues.
Aims and outcomes
By the end of this unit, you should understand:
- the scope and nature of health and safety
- the historical context of health and safety in relation to educational establishments
- the legal, financial and moral reasons for promoting good standards of health and safety awareness and good practice across the school
- the division of responsibilities in school in relation to health and safety
- how these responsibilities extend towards others
- key health and safety terminology.
Unit 1: Health and safety responsibilities
Step 1: Introduction
Step 2: Why health and safety is important
Step 3: Employer responsibilities
Step 4: Employee’s responsibilities
Step 5: Responsibilities towards others
Step 6: Duty of care
Step 7: 'Reasonably practicable'
Step 8: Hazards and risks
End of Unit 1 quiz