Health & Safety Guidelines

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 sets out the main provisions for securing and improving the safety, health and welfare of people at work. Boards of Management and Education and Training Board (ETBs) as employers have legal obligations under this legislation.

The Guidelines on Managing Safety and Health in Post-Primary Schools and Guidelines on Managing Safety Health and Welfare in Primary Schools are a management tool offering guidance and practical advice to schools. They assist in planning, organising and managing a safe and healthy school environment for staff, pupils and visitors. They also help schools to benchmark current policies and practices against current legislative requirements. The Guidelines do not place any additional responsibility on schools that does not already exist in legislation.

See Also

Health and Safety Authority (HSA) - Safety and Health in Education