Educational Services

The education sector has special hazards, risks, and issues to be considered as its function frequently involves the activities of children and young adults. We understand that managing health and safety in this sector is complicated by: the increasing use of contractors; the decentralization of H&S duties to each facility; the diversity of workplaces involved; and that the public has access to these facilities. The biggest risks to people working in the education sector are:

 manual handling (e.g. lifting or moving objects, assisting students in special schools and repetitive movements such as typing);
 stress (e.g. from work pressures);
 slips, trips and falls;
 dealing with people who could be aggressive or could exhibit unpredictable behaviour