Other safety hazards

Working in poor weather conditions

Snow and icy weather can result in the closure of many schools and colleges. Members have raised concerns over their safety, both when travelling to work in potentially dangerous situations and when schools and colleges remain open in poor weather conditions.

Electrical safety

The use, inspection, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and installations in schools and colleges is legally required to be managed effectively.

Overcrowding

ATL has become increasingly concerned about the lack of space in schools and colleges, where an ever-increasing variety of equipment has to be accommodated as well as enough room for student activities and provision for students with SEN or disabilities.

Whiteboards

The use of equipment in the workplace such as whiteboards places legal responsibilities on employers, manufacturers, suppliers and designers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safe use of such equipment.
Publications

Resources for safety reps

As a health and safety representative, ATL is here to support you.

Duties of employees

Employees have health and safety duties as well as employers. This reflects the fact that for good safety management it is essential for the employer and employees to work together.