14th November 2023
Health and Safety
H&S policies and guidance
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning (0118) 974 6000.
See the link below for information regarding 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 HRenquiries@wokingham.gov.uk. 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 email@example.com for guidance.
- Schools H&S Incident Form (pdf) v2 October 2021
- Schools H&S Incident Form (docx) v2 October 2021
- Definitions of H&S Incident Types - Schools
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:
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.