Experts from the Royal Society for the
Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will unveil a new safety assessment programme
for schools to visitors at the Education Show next month.
RoSPA will be exhibiting in Hall 3, Stand A72,
at the NEC in Birmingham, during the three days of the Education Show, which runs from Thursday, March 20 to
Saturday, March 22.
Members of the safety charity’s education
team will be on hand to give tailored advice on training, audits
and consultancy and will also demonstrate how RoSPA’s unique SchoolSafe programme benefits
schools and colleges across the country. The scheme checks and validates a
school’s performance in areas that are critical to successful and proportionate
health and safety risk management including:
- Teaching safely e.g. what are the requirements for health and safety management?
- Teaching safety e.g. helping students learn about risk
- Children having experiences out of the classroom e.g. adventurous activities
- Physical safety issues e.g. asbestos, transport and play equipment
- Practical management e.g. fire and emergency systems.
An overall GCSE style rating of A*, A, B or C grade is then calculated.
David Rushton, head of education and leisure at RoSPA, said: “Helping schools and
colleges to ‘teach safely’ as well as ‘teach safety’ is essential if we are to
equip the citizens of tomorrow with the skills and knowledge to recognise and manage
risks in a positive way. It is this approach which fits in line with RoSPA’s
guiding principle that life should be ‘as safe as necessary, not as safe as
“As a charity with a history stretching back
almost 100 years, we have the knowledge and expertise to assist schools,
colleges and academies with their health and safety management procedures. This
is why the SchoolSafe programme really does help to deliver results - it builds
on existing health and safety development plans and tracks performance
improvements. Each review results in a report and action plan, which can be
easily understood by teachers, governors, trustees, parents and others.”
To find out more about RoSPA SchoolSafe,
call 0121 248 2235 or email email@example.com.
The Education Show is the annual meeting
place for education professionals. As well as keynote speakers and leading
educational suppliers, free workshops and seminars will be available to visitors.
If you haven’t already registered for free entry to attend, you can do so
online. Visit www.education-show.com for full details.