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Head teacher health & safety briefing. Incident Reporting for Schools Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Asbestos 21 st November 2005. Incident Reporting for Schools. Case Law. School prosecuted and fined for accident: 7 yr old injured on head. £3000 inc costs

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head teacher health safety briefing

Head teacher health & safety briefing

Incident Reporting for Schools

Display Screen Equipment (DSE)


21st November 2005

case law
Case Law
  • School prosecuted and fined for accident: 7 yr old injured on head. £3000 inc costs
  • Same school prosecuted and fined – no action taken to prevent recurrence one week after incident. £1500
  • Same school prosecuted and fined for failing to report accident. £500
  • Additional costs not shown above include: solicitor/barrister fees, time in court
safety management standard sms
Safety Management Standard (SMS)
  • Definition
    • Incident : Accident, Ill health, injury, near miss, violent incident
  • Standards
    • Nominate person to report to HSE
    • Tell SHAW who this is
    • All Incidents will be reported to manager/head teacher, recorded on appropriate form and investigated (chart)
    • Notify SHAW and HSE of reportable (RIDDOR) incidents
    • Post incident risk assessment review
    • Analyse local incident data 1/4ly
    • Keep incident reports for 10 years, Children or Ill health 40 years
  • Standards
    • Efforts made to make sure employer is informed of reportable incidents
    • Tell SHAW if an HSE inspector is visiting
    • Records of HSE reports kept for three years

NB for brevity, not all standards are described in full

  • Planning and achieving specifics
    • Report forms available and completed fully
    • List people with responsibilities
    • Store local paperwork – consider data protection
    • Ensure employees and pupils know importance of reporting

Remember guidance note on intranet

what is an accident
What is an Accident?

An unplanned and uncontrolled event which has led to or could have caused injury to persons, damage to plant or other loss.

(RoSPA definition)

Accident = Injury

uk accident statistics over 1 year
UK Accident Statistics over 1 Year
  • 1.6 Million Accidents
  • 39 Million days lost
  • 20,000 People forced to give up work
  • Costs to UK economy £6 to £12 Billion per year
incidents in walsall schools 1 year
Incidents in Walsall schools 1 year
  • 1191 Incidents reported total pupils and staff
  • Slips/Trips/Falls
    • 32% of staff accidents
    • 43% of pupil accidents
    • National rates – 34% staff, 33% pupils
  • 1 term 04/05 one third of schools did not report any accidents centrally
why bother reporting
Why Bother Reporting?
  • Humane/Moral
    • Pain and suffering
  • Legal
    • School fined for failing to report incident, bad press
  • Economic
    • Compensation, replacement of staff, investigation costs
  • Trends
    • Review regularly, do you know how many slips/trips you have had?
    • Do your Governers require a report?
  • Prevent recurrence
    • Risk assessment review, action planned and completed
investigation response
Investigation & Response


Take immediate action

Decide investigation level

Investigate & record


Review actions & RA

accident reporting
Accident Reporting
  • Internal to council
    • Forms
      • Employee, non-employee, violent incident
      • Complete fully and distribute
    • Manager/supervisor
      • Decide who will investigate
    • Responsible Person
      • Nominate individual
      • Cover for absence
  • External to Health and safety executive (HSE)
accident reporting to the hse
Accident Reporting to the HSE

RIDDOR – Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations

  • Immediate Notification
  • Report within 10 days
  • Report when known (disease)

Accident reporting centre

  • Telephone
  • E-mail
  • Post
accident reporting to hse immediate
Accident Reporting to HSE Immediate
  • Death or major injury of employee
  • Death or hospitalisation of member of public (ie – pupil)
  • Dangerous Occurrence (see Leaflet)
  • Notification of all above without delay
  • Follow up with F2508 details within 10 days
accident reporting to hse within 10 days
Accident Reporting to HSE within 10 days
  • Employee off work or normal duties for more than 3 days not including day of injury
  • Form F2508 for detail
accident reporting to hse diseases
Accident Reporting to HSEDiseases
  • Report to HSE if notified by Doctor
  • Relate to particular occupations
    • Poisoning
    • Skin Disease
    • Lung Disease
    • Infections
    • Other conditions
  • Responsibilities chart
  • Identify immediate and basic causes
  • Fuller report where needed
immediate and basic causes
Immediate and Basic Causes
  • Cause Injury – cut with knife
  • Immediate cause accident – slipped whilst using knife
  • Basic cause – wrong tool being used: should have used scissors
  • Why was wrong tool in use? – RA incomplete?, user did not know what should be used?, knives easily accessible?
  • Note – action may not be ‘should be wearing gloves’
  • Accident reporting and principles of investigation
  • Accident investigation
  • Managing Safely
  • Supervising health and safety

HSBC (formally Midland Bank) – August 1999

  • lost its appeal to overturn a £60,000 compensation award made in 1998 to five of its former keyboard operators.
  • The women, who had developed disabling pains in their necks, shoulders and arms after their work rate was increased, had each been awarded £7,000 compensation and money for loss of earnings.
display screen equipment dse sms
Display Screen Equipment (DSE) SMS

Our Standards

  • All employees who have access to DSE will complete a self-assessment form and use the self-directed learning guide
  • Courses for DSE users and assessors are available
  • Eyesight test costs must be met in full
  • Corrective lenses for DSE work must be funded (up to a maximum).
dse sms

National Standards

  • Assessment must be carried out and recorded by a competent assessor and must be available for people to look at.
    • Also, for a workstation at home; and
    • where there is a computer without an identified user.
dse assessment in schools
DSE Assessment in schools?

Assessment completed for:

  • Staff – who uses a computer
  • Where there is a computer without an identified user (i.e. IT Lab).
national standards continued
National standards (continued)
  • Risk assessment review procedure must be in place
  • Risks identified must be reduced as much as possible.
  • Eyesight tests must be provided if requested.
  • Eyesight tests must be repeated as often as the optician recommends

NB: for brevity, not all standards are described in full

planning and achieving this standard
Planning and achieving this standard
  • Access and download self-assessment and self directed learning packs from the intranet
  • Train a local assessor to:
    • follow up on self assessments with identified problems; and
    • assess those workstations without an identified user and take corrective actions.
  • Review assessments if you make significant changes to the office, furniture, hardware or software.
dse assessment
DSE Assessment

Applies to:

  • the whole workstation, as well as to the display screen, keyboard and other equipment.
  • the job being done;
  • work environment; and
  • Any special needs of individual staff
  • Specific training
  • Safety induction (on intranet)
  • Self directed user-learning (on intranet)
  • DSE assessor training (3 monthly)
aims of session
Aims of Session
  • Identify DSE hazards
  • Avoid future injury/health problems
  • Brief outline of the regulations
  • Provide insight of risk assessment
who is a user
Who Is a User?
  • An employee who habitually uses Display Screen Equipment as a significant part their normal work
who is a user1
Who is a user?

Where DSE use is more or less continuous on most days.

    • i.e. – if the job mainly involves, DSE-based data input

Where use is less continuous or frequent, other factors connected with the job must be assessed. Such as:

  • normally using DSE for continuous or near-continuous spells of an hour or more at a time; and

(b) use DSE in this way more or less daily; and

(c) have to transfer information quickly to or from the DSE;

and also need to apply high levels of attention and concentration; or are highly dependent on DSE or have little choice about using it; or need special training or skills to use the DSE.

aim of dse assessment
Aim of DSE Assessment

To protect the user from:

  • Upper Limb Disorder, including pains in the neck, arms, elbows, wrists, hands or fingers.
  • Temporary eye strain (but not eye damage) and headaches
  • Fatigue and stress
neutral position
Neutral Position
  • The neutral position of a joint is the position that minimises the physiological stress on that joint
workstation layout
Workstation Layout
  • Place monitor directly in front
  • Place CPU on floor
  • Use document holder to keep documents upright
  • Place telephone to side of non-dominant hand
daily work routine
Daily Work Routine
  • Every employer shall plan the DSE users work activities so that it is possible for them to have work breaks
hse states
HSE states:

Only a small proportion of VDU users actually suffer ill health as a result of their work. Where problems do occur, they are generally caused by the way in which VDUs are being used, rather than the VDUs themselves.

So problems can be avoided by good workplace and job design, and by the way the VDU and workstation is used.

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Head teacher health & safety briefing

Asbestos Safety Management Standard (SMS)

asbestos sms
Asbestos SMS


  • All buildings asbestos containing materials ,(acm’s), to be managed
  • No new acm’s to be used
  • No Council employees to work with acm’s
  • No work to be carried out in,(or on), buildings before checks for acm’s
  • All building materials must be presumed to contain acm’s unless there is strong evidence to the contrary
  • Records of acm’s,( type/condition), to be held centrally and accessible to building occupants
asbestos sms1
Asbestos SMS


  • Where acm’s are present, suitable signs to be displayed, (where appropriate)
  • Risk assessment of the likelihood of exposure to be made where acm’s exist, (or are suspected)
  • Information on acm’s must be provided to any one who is likely to disturb them
  • Only accredited labs from approved list to bulk sample / air monitor
  • Only HSE licensed contractors should work on asbestos coatings or AIB
asbestos sms2
Asbestos SMS

Planning & achieving

  • Adopt a proactive approach to identifying acm’s in buildings
  • Produce an asbestos management plan specifying:

- numbers of occupants / building use

- type of acm, (sprayed, AIB, cement)

- how much and condition

- risk of damage or disturbance

- a risk rating of the potential for fibre release

- arrangements for implementing and monitoring

the plan

asbestos sms3
Asbestos SMS
  • Planning & achieving
    • Preferred control measure;

- if acm’s in good condition, not likely to be damaged or disturbed, they should be left and monitored

asbestos sms4
Asbestos SMS
  • Specific training

- asbestos ½ day workshop

asbestos facts
Asbestos facts

What is asbestos?

asbestos facts1
Asbestos facts

Why is asbestos dangerous?

asbestos facts2
Asbestos facts

Who is at risk?

asbestos facts3
Asbestos facts

What does the law say?

asbestos facts4
Asbestos facts

Where might you find asbestos?

asbestos facts5
Asbestos facts

How can asbestos fibres be released into the air?

how can we stop the possibility of ill health
How can we stop the possibility of ill health?

By reducing the exposure of people to airborne respirable asbestos fibres.

effect on health of workers where acm may be present
Effect on health of workers where ACM may be present







Job sheet


steps to develop a management plan step a
Steps to develop a management plan: Step A
  • Find out if asbestos is present, how much there is and in what condition.
  • Decide what type of inspection or survey needs to be carried out.
  • Decide who will carry out the inspection or survey.
steps to develop a management plan step b
Steps to develop a management plan: Step B
  • Presume unknown materials contain asbestos unless there is strong evidence that they do not.
steps to develop a management plan step c
Steps to develop a management plan: Step C
  • Make and keep a record of the location

and condition of the ACMs / presumed ACMs.

steps to develop a management plan step d
Steps to develop a management plan: Step D
  • Assess the risks from asbestos-containing materials.
steps to develop a management plan step e
Steps to develop a management plan: Step E
  • Prepare a detailed written plan of how to manage the risk.
steps to develop a management plan step f
Steps to develop a management plan: Step F
  • Decide what needs to be done.
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Steps to develop a management plan: Step F
  • Carry out work needed, when decisions have been made.
steps to develop a management plan step g
Steps to develop a management plan: Step G
  • Provide information on the location and condition of ACMs.
steps to develop a management plan step h
Steps to develop a management plan: Step H
  • Monitor and review the plan and arrangements.
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Effect on health of workers where ACM may be present









Job sheet


  • Asbestos is very useful but also harmful if fibres are released.
  • 3000 people die each year from asbestos-related diseases and 25% of these have worked in building trades.
  • Regulations requires duty holders to identify and assess the risks from ACMs in their premises.
  • Written plan is needed to manage the risk.
asbestos prosecution
Asbestos prosecution
  • Fareham College

Employees worked on AIB for many years.

Maintenance staff drilled, cut, and moved ceiling tiles

Fined £40,000 + inc costs

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Asbestos prosecution
  • In 1999 Walsall Council released asbestos fibre in two blocks of flats exposing contractors, residents, visitors, delivery people etc.
  • Council prosecuted. Fine £40K
  • Estimated overall cost to Council £800K ?