It replaces a number of guidance documents on health, safety and security in schools, including ‘Health and safety: responsibilities and powers (2001)’ and ‘Health and safety of pupils on educational visits (HASPEV 1998)’.
It summarises the existing health and safety law relevant to schools and explains how it affects:
other school staff.
It also covers activities that take place on or off school premises, including school trips. Advice on driving school minibuses is now provided separately.