This service complements and exceeds the Councils statutory duty to assist Governing Bodies and Headteacher in their compliance with relevant health and safety legislation, national standards and best practice. The service provides unlimited support and assistance to the school or academy.
There is also 24/7-365 days support in the event of an emergency via the Council Control Room. We understand that schools are in a specialist environment where health and safety needs to be managed in a practical way. The services and benefits take into account the requirements of the DfE and Ofsted, as well as the requirements of health and safety legislation.
This highly valued and reputable service is delivered by the Councils in-house health and safety professionals. They have many years’ experience of providing guidance and assistance to Wirral schools and have all reached Safety & Health Practitioner status through the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). This status also ensures that they are all enrolled on Continuous Professional Development. A number of the team are also members of the IOSH Education Group and undertake training specific to health and safety in schools.