As former environmental health practitioners, Southalls know what it takes to remain on the right side of current regulations and maintain consistent compliance across a range of environments – from kindergartens to schools and universities. With solutions that save time, educate staff and transform processes, we help you keep the buzz of your business while safeguarding against risk, accidents and civil claims.

Accessible around the clock from any device, our Safety Cloud health and safety software simplifies every element of H&S management, from audits to team training.

Your students can only thrive in a safe environment. A tailored, comprehensive health and safety plan keeps your school community protected while allowing them to push the boundaries of learning.

This e-guide sets out the top five risk areas for schools – and provides practical solutions to ensure the wellbeing of pupils, staff, parents and visitors. One of them may surprise you.


  • Initial sector-specific health and safety audit
  • Tailored health and safety policy and risk assessments, built around key safety hazards within your industry
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Free telephone advice from our health and safety experts

Since 2015, Southalls’ proven education sector expertise has helped Solihull School meet exacting 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.

Don't Let Safety Hazards Ruin Your Business

Meet with one of our health and safety experts to discuss what’s working with your current approach – and how best practice could transform its effectiveness.

We’ll talk you through:

- Risk areas that could result in financial penalties

Key regulations that impact your sector

- Practical, cost-effective strategies to tackle your top safety priorities  

Booking is simple and set around your schedule. Click below to arrange a short, no-strings session with a Southalls specialist.  

Regular, proactive checks on safety standards across all areas of school life play an important role in ensuring the safety of your pupils, employees and visitors.

Take a walk around your school and use the following checklist as a prompt to assess key risk areas.


Teaching and support staff in schools require training and development in line with other professional sectors, however releasing staff for training is an immense problem. Southall provide effective H&S e-learning training at this level on their cloud facility, which has had a huge impact at Alderbrook School. All of our H&S procedures, policies, risk assessments, meeting minutes and training are recorded on the cloud which staff can access using a simple log on. H&S auditing, detailed reporting and support are just a few of the important services offered by the Southall team and they continue to develop our cloud, in response to our regular consultations and provide excellent advice.

Alderbrook School, Solihull