The Importance Of Health And Safety In Schools

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CLEAPSS (Consortium of Local Education Authorities for the Provision of Science Services) - This is service that provides advice and support in science and technology for a group of local establishments and schools. These schools can range from nursery education to A- levels or the equivalent, including pupils with special needs. CLEAPSS ensures that standards are maintained in laboratories, schools and other scientific and technical establishments, by covering a range of aspects and by laying out guidelines on a range of aspects, within the scientific and technological setting, including laboratories. These would include;
• health and safety including risk assessments,
• chemicals/ living organisms /equipment
• sources
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Health care workers carry out a great variety of jobs in many different settings, both these can present many dangers to them including; biological risks (e.g. Injury by poor disposal of needles), chemical risks (e.g. contamination from poor manufacture of drugs), physical risks (e.g. exposure to harmful fumes), ergonomic risks (e.g. lifting equipment incorrectly) and psychosocial risks (e.g. Over working, taking long work shifts). The Healthcare Sector is large and employs many workers over the European Union. Whether delivering primary care for the physically or mentally unwell or handling patients or providing cleaning services, it is absolutely essential that health and safety is a priority in all areas of this sector. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work ensures that high standards are maintained in all areas of the health sector including …show more content…
RIDDOR is used in laboratories so if there is an accident in the workplace everyone is informed. This is also so it makes sure that the workers and employers are more aware of how to avoid possible accidents. This not only warns the employers, but also the employees and customers and raises the safety standards of work premises, including laboratories.
UKAS regulations (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) - The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is the only national accreditation body recognised by government to assess any organisation that gives out certificates, carries out testing and inspections or offers calibration services. UKAS works by standards which have been agreed internationally. Accreditation is an official, third party recognition of ability to carry out specific tasks well. It provides a means to identify a proven tester/inspector/calibrator so that the selection of a laboratory, inspection or certification body is an informed choice and is of the highest standard

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