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

Updates to this page

Published 3 June 2013
Last updated 5 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated to remove COVID-19 advice and updated links to Health and Safety Executive's guidance and the UKHSA guidance for public health incidents.

  2. Updated with COVID-19-specific health and safety content.

  3. Updated guidance.

  4. 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.

  5. First published.

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