Last updated:

14th November 2023

Health and Safety

H&S policies and guidance

Children wearing face masks waiting to go into school


Welcome to the Schools Health and Safety pages 

Schools Health and Safety Service

Health and Safety resources are available for community schools and Academies that subscribe to the traded service, accessible via the link below. Note that you may be asked to sign in using your school WSH login details again.

Health and Safety Manual, Services and Guidance  

Other Health and Safety related advice and guidance

For all other Health and Safety related advice and guidance, please contact the Corporate Health and Safety team by email to or by phoning (0118) 974 6000.

Other contacts:

Schools' asbestos queries should be directed to
For premises-related enquiries email

See the link below for information regarding Inspections of Equipment.

Inspections of Equipment

Accidents and Incidents - Need To Report An Accident?

Report all employee accidents and incidents and all other work-related accidents and incidents involving pupils, students, contractors or members of the public by completing a WBC Incident Report Form (also available as Word document below) and then submitting a scanned copy of the form without delay to the Council's Health and Safety Team at Shute End by email to  Serious or major incidents should be notified to the Corporate Health and Safety Team as soon as possible by phoning (0118) 974 6000.

If you have any doubts or questions on reporting requirements please contact the Health and Safety team by email to for guidance.

Related Documents

Out of Hours Emergency?

Tel: 0800 212111  

In the event of an out of hours emergency at your school please contact the Council using the following out of hours telephone number.

Swimming Pool Operator Training

It is our aim to co-ordinate Pool Operator training on an annual basis, but only when adequate delegate numbers make the training financially viable, as costs are passed on to schools. 

Should there be an identified need to undertake pool operator training prior to the commencement of this course event then it is the responsibility of the school to identify appropriate training and instruction is provided to employees to ensure safe use of any onsite pool facilities 

There are a number of accredited external training providers available including the following:

Institute of Swimming Find Courses (
Stockwell Safety Home • Stockwell Safety

Please note, WBC are not advocating or promoting these courses. Schools book at their own risk.

Critical Incidents/Sudden Traumatic Events

Documents are now part of the Rainbow Pack which is available in the Shared Document area of this site.  Note that you won't be able to access this unless you are logged in. 

Documents Store - All Wokingham Schools/Academies