In most schools there are pupils who may need to take medication during school hours for long or short-term medical needs, or in emergency situations. The administering of medication to pupils is a common source of concern for education staff.
Slips or trips account for more than half of all accidents in the education sector, usually resulting in fractures to arms, ankles and wrists. Nevertheless, there is a lot employers should do to minimise the risks.
An accident is an unplanned event that results in injury, damage to property or some other loss. The law requires that certain work-related accidents are reported to the local authority or the Health and Safety Executive.