Responsibilities as an employer
The employer has legal responsibility for health and safety in a school or trust. You can see who the employer is for your school type in the table below:
|Local authority (LA)
|Proprietor or governing board
Where the local authority (LA) is the employer you should follow any direction from them, but they’re likely to delegate responsibility to your board.
Take reasonable steps to make sure staff and pupils aren't exposed to risks to their health and safety Assess the risks to staff and others affected by school activities and, where applicable, keep a record of significant findings Introduce measures to manage and mitigate these risks Tell employees about the risks and measures to be taken