The “Guidelines on Managing Safety and Health in Post-Primary Schools” has been produced by a Steering Group of representatives from the Health and Safety Authority, the State Claims Agency, the Department of Education and Skills and the School Development Planning Initiative. The guidelines are a management tool intended to offer guidance and practical advice to assist schools in planning, organising and managing a safe and healthy school environment for staff, pupils and visitors. They will also help schools to benchmark current policies and practices against current legislative requirements. They do not place any additional responsibility on schools that does not already exist in legislation.
Part 1 of the Guidelines is a step-by-step approach to putting in place a safety and health management system for post-primary schools