Guides and factsheets

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Use the filter to select the topics that are relevant to you, and to choose between our handy factsheets or longer guides.

Working with computers

This factsheet provides a detailed checklist of the minimum standards for workstations, including the factors that should be taken into consideration when using a laptop.

Health and safety issues for new and expectant mothers

This factsheet outlines the risk assessments and other considerations that are needed in the workplace for new and expectant mothers.

One-to-ones and lone working in educational settings

This factsheet aims to provide clear, practical guidance to ATL members who, in the course of their duties, may find themselves in one-to-one situations with children or vulnerable adults.

Administering medication

This factsheet covers your rights in terms of administering medication to pupils/students, and the factors that should be taken into consideration.

Payback time? What to do if your salary is overpaid

This factsheet advises you of your legal position if your employer accidentally overpays you.

Risk assessments

This factsheet covers all the most frequently asked questions about risk assessments, including the basic steps and risk assessments for things like stress and pregnant workers.

Digital technology and social media

A discussion paper from ATL's steering group for student and NQ members, ATL Future, looks at how education can respond to the rapid changes brought about by technologies and social media.

Lifting and carrying

This factsheet covers what lifting and carrying activities education staff should, and should not, be required to undertake and a checklist of what should be considered in a manual handling risk assessment.

Working in the post-16 sector

The handbook addresses the main issues and difficulties that are encountered by ATL members working in the post-16 sector - particularly in FE colleges.

Workload toolkit for teachers in independent schools

This toolkit is part of ATL's wider campaign to address the issue.