Planning your school's post-lockdown learning provision is simpler with an expert by your side

To help you plot the way forward, Southalls lead education sector H&S consultants can help you outline critical considerations when designing your school's coronavirus response strategy. You'll also access a range of support services to assist you in implementing the right measures for your setting, in line with changing HSE and government guidelines.

 

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SCHOOL HEALTH AND SAFETY SUPPORT

  • Initial school health and safety audit 
  • Bespoke staff health and safety handbooks
  • Six-monthly safety audits and online reports 
  • Competent person role (required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations)
  • Tailored school health and safety policy and risk assessments, built around key safety hazards within the education sector 
  • Assistance with accident investigations, including reporting under RIDDOR
  • Liaison with the HSE, conducted by our own ex-enforcement officers  
  • Safety Cloud – flexible, web-based health and safety software 
  • Access to a wide range of e-learning training courses, covering essential school health and safety topics 
  • Free telephone advice from our sector experts 

Managing safety across a Multi-Academy Trust presents unique challenges. Our bespoke safety management software, Safety Cloud, centralises all compliance data, documents and processes, providing a shared online dashboard for reporting, tasks and training across your entire Trust.

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BUILDING SAFER SCHOOLS

We have received excellent service from Southalls from the outset of our professional relationship. Our Trustees were keen to mitigate the significant risks associated with operating a Multi-Academy Trust across several sites, and wanted first-class support for the Executive Leadership of the Trust in dealing with the Health & Safety considerations of this. Choosing Southalls to provide this has proved a masterstroke, as they have combined the convenience of the Safety Cloud platform with the personal, diligent and professional support of a dedicated consultant on hand to support and guide through all of the complexities of Health & Safety obligations. Our consultant has been superb, even before the unprecedented situation of a global pandemic and all that it has entailed. As a complete package, I would highly recommend Southalls. The value that this partnership has added is difficult to quantify in the current climate, but having a service provider stand side-by-side through such remarkable times has been a source of great comfort. 

Peterborough Keys Academies Trust

Ensuring schools can operate safely is critical to protect staff, pupils and visitors. At present, schools are being asked to welcome back all children in September 2020.  Our newest guide, created by education sector experts, provides a sample risk assessment framework covering critical COVID-19 hazards and control measures across hygiene, social distancing, first aid and more. So you can be confident you’re addressing key areas, adhering to updated HSE and government guidelines, and taking all necessary steps to protect pupils, parents and personnel.

SOLIHULL SCHOOL BALANCES RISK MANAGEMENT WITH ENRICHING OPPORTUNITIES

Since 2015, Southalls’ proven education sector expertise has helped Solihull School meet exacting school health and safety standards while fuelling the passions of their ambitious, adventurous pupils. The leading independent prides itself on a bold blend of classroom and co-curricular opportunities – from rock climbing and rugby to musical theatre and remote expeditions – and trusted Southalls to ramp up risk prevention without reining in the thrill of learning.

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