Boards of trustees are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of anyone permitted to come on to school premises.
The board’s legal responsibilities are set out in
• Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSE Act)
Boards of trustees through their principal will have received material and information to assist them in developing and maintain appropriate procedures to meet the requirements of the legislation.
Alongside the many resources available for boards in their employment role there are resources that boards need to consider when either ensuring the environment is safe and what to do when something occurs.
Various links are set out below to assist you in finding the right support or resource during these times.
MoE Health and Safety Code of Practice for Schools, Guidelines to the Health and Safety in Employment Act and the Ministry Health and Safety Code of Practice for State and State Integrated Schools.
Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC ) Providing safe and effective curriculum-based learning that extends beyond the classroom walls. Provides links to supporting resources and organisations.
Traumatic Incident support for schools Guidelines for the management of traumatic incidents within schools. Phone 0800 TI TEAM (0800 848326) for assistance.
Pandemic Planning Information for early childhood education centres, schools and tertiary education organisations on how to plan and prepare for a pandemic
This is a joint NZSTA/ACC pack containing easy to use workbooks for meeting the requirements of the legislation. The following workbooks are available to download (further copies can be obtained from the ACC).
Improving workplace safety and health
How to manage hazards
Training and supervision
Emergencies and incident investigation
Department of Labour
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