Health and safety in schools

The Department for Education's advice and information on health and safety.

Information and guidance for schools on health, safety and emergency planning.

Advice and guidance documents

  1. Health and safety: advice for schools
  2. Good estate management for schools: tools
  3. Driving school minibuses advice: schools and local authorities
  4. Emergency planning and response
  5. First aid in schools
  6. Health and safety on educational visits
  7. Standards for school premises
  8. Asbestos management in schools
  9. Protection of children's biometric information in schools
  10. Storing and disposing of hazardous chemicals in schools
  11. Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school
  12. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools
  13. Emergency asthma inhalers for use in schools
Published 17 April 2014
Last updated 26 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added new health and safety guidance for schools.
  2. First published.