Health and Safety in Educational Institutions

Description:  School principals, managers and teachers should know about health and safety when engaged in work or as future members of the workforce. This course will help you to identify risks and hazards in school, your duties and responsibilities and understand health and safety legislation.


European School Education Platform
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Dates and Locations

This is the on-demand training course, thus no course sessions are scheduled.

If you have a group of 6 staff members or more, we can organise a training at any convenient dates.

Daily Programme

  • Introduction and ice-breaking
  • Course objectives, HSE Legislation & what is covered
  • Assessing Risks
  • What is a risk?
  • What is a risk assessment?
  • How are risk assessments carried out?
  • Legislation
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Safety Statement


  • Day 1 overview
  • Controlling Risks
  • How do you reduce risk?
  • How do you decide which risk control to use?
  • What are the key parts of a health and safety management system
  • Identifying Hazards
  • What are common hazards?
  • What can you do about common hazards


  • Day 2 overview
  • Investigating accidents and incidents
  • Why investigate accidents and incidents?
  • How do accidents and incidents happen?
  • How do you carry out an investigation?
  • Measuring Performance
  • What’s performance measurement about?
  • How do you measure health and safety performance?


  • Day 3 overview
  • Active training and education for pupils
  • Staff training
  • Combined training
  • School OSH management – tools, policies and systems
  • School OSH management – participation
  • Using risk education to contribute to school safety management
  • Health, safety and sustainability/environmental objectives
  • Types of support or external framework
  • Usual problems
  • Success factors


Cultural excursion in local area

Competences Acquired by Participants
This course provides the general knowledge and understanding required to understand and manage key elements of health and safety in educational institutions such as school, universities and adult education centres. The course can be attained by principles, managers and staff. By the end of the course, delegates will have acquired capabilities to:

  • recognise safety and health hazards and assess risks in educational institutions
  • apply key health and safety controls
  • ensure that adequate health and safety training and supervision of staff is provided
  • identify what actions should be taken when incidents involving injury or damage occur
  • communicate effectively on safety and health issues

The participants will:

  • Appreciate the significance of Health and Safety
  • Know the legal requirements you need to abide to
  • Understand your responsibilities
  • Learn what a risk is and how to identify it in educational institutions
  • Learn how to control risks in in educational institutions
  • Learn how to implement H&S measures easily and cost efficient
  • Learn how to manage H&S and your personnel
  • Learn how to investigate accidents and take measures to avoid same incidences
  • Be confident that you can keep everyone safe
Type of Certification of Attendance Awarded
  • Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
  • Europass mobility certificates – to be issued by the applicant’s NA
Course Packages

Please note that ‘All in one – single room’ and ‘All in one – double room’ packages are being offered in all locations except London, Dublin, Barcelona, Athens, Porto, Lyon, Split and Pisa, where we have only the ‘Basic’ course package.

       1. ‘ALL IN ONE – Single room’ PACKAGE - 1240€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation in a Single room in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

      2. ‘ALL IN ONE – Double Room Sharing’ PACKAGE- 1040€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation - double room sharing in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

*Choose double room sharing if you are 2 colleagues from the same organisation willing to share a double room/ or if you have any accompanying person travelling to the venue of the course together with you (we can arrange the accommodation for accompanying persons as well).

       3. ‘BASIC’ course PACKAGE - 450€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

Note: separate invoices for the training fee only (400 EUR) can be issued upon request from the organisation.

DOREA as well offers group discounts in the case of 7 or more persons from the same organisation.




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