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.
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.
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.