Herefordshire Council's health and safety team provides general advice and guidance to the council on health, safety and wellbeing matters. You can also find more information on the Health and Safety Executive Education website and on the Government's health and safety advice for schools webpage

In accordance with the council's delegated funding scheme, schools (irrespective of status) can 'buy back' specialist health and safety advice by entering into a service level agreement with the health and safety team. To enable all schools and educational establishments (academies, voluntary aided, trust, foundation) to fully comply with these legislative requirements, the health and safety team can offer a comprehensive advisory service.

Reporting accidents in schools

Health and safety training

  • Schools health and safety training planner 2013/14
  • Schools health and safety training course overview

Risk assessment and management

Asbestos in schools

Safety in education visits

Fire safety

First aid


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Safety advice sheets (SAS)

  • Fire
  • Stress
  • Risk assessment

Contact us

Education & Commissioning, Business Support, Children's Wellbeing, Plough Lane.