Health and Safety
Bishop Heber High School recognises its duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of its employees. It will take effective steps to ensure that this is achieved, so far as is reasonably practicable. In discharging this responsibility, it will take into account its parallel obligations for the health and safety of pupils, visitors and others who might be affected by its operations.
The provisions in this Policy are intended to ensure that health and safety is an integral part of the general process of risk management which the school operates. Thus, health and safety will be included in the school’s review and planning process as an issue essential to the development and maintenance of the School’s management systems.
The purpose of the Policy is:
- To provide the necessary authority and support for staff as they make their respective contributions to health and safety.
- To set out duties and responsibilities.
- To recognise the partnership necessary with Cheshire West and Chester Council to ensure that all statutory duties in this field are met.
- To emphasise the importance of keeping hazards under control by making an assessment of operating risks.