Health and safety: advice for schools

Guidance to help schools understand their health and safety obligations.

Applies to England



This guidance is for:

  • school employers
  • proprietors
  • headteachers
  • school staff

It applies to:

  • academies and free schools
  • maintained schools
  • local authorities
  • independent schools
  • non-maintained schools
Published 3 June 2013
Last updated 19 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated with COVID-19-specific health and safety content.

  2. Updated guidance.

  3. A revised version of the' Health and safety: advice for schools' advice document has been uploaded to this page. Links and references to legislation have been updated.

  4. First published.