Excellence in Health and Safety Award

Norse Group

This award celebrates best practice in operational health and safety concentrating on business as usual health and safety and recognising the valuable work the responsible managers do to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for teachers, pupils and the general public every day.

2018 Winner
Clare Mount Specialist Sports College


 Clare Mount Specialist Sports College

For the Community Café at Clare Mount, pupils have to complete a Health and Safety checklist before opening. To ensure the produce is stored safely, the checklist includes; checking the fridge temperatures, making sure the fridge is stocked in the appropriate way; throwing away any out-of-date produce. The pupils are trained to identify fire exits and to maintain clear exits at all times. They are also trained to know the emergency evacuation procedure, which includes a method of roll call for staff and any visiting customers. In May, the café was inspected by the Food Standards Agency and given the top rating of 5.

Commended

Liscard Primary School, Wirral
Queens Park Primary School, London
St Peter's Catholic Primary School


2017 Winner
Barnston Primary

 Barnston Primary

A recent local authority audit in January 2017 comfirmed that Barnston Primary School has excellent health and safety practices which are intrinsic throughout the organisation. Health and safety features at the beginning of all staff meetings, whole school staff briefings and in meetings with the school’s F1 provider. Parents are updated via newsletters. Although fire safety, electrical safety, kitchen safety and playground area checks are carried out annually, the school caretaker undertakes in-house fire safety and playground checks every day. Ddisability pupils receive their own risk assessments which are shared with staff and parents. For the well-being of staff, a menopause group has been set up for six collaboration schools in order to help those who suffer and need support in the workplace.

Commended

St Peter's Catholic Primary School
Clare Mount Specialist Sports College


2016 Winner
Maltings Academy

Maltings Academy has received top marks following a successful British Safety Council Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit in June 2015 for the third year running. Alongside a British Safety Council Sword of Honour for excellence in health and safety, such recognition plays a key part in creating a happy, healthy and safe school site which has culminated in an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating last year.

Commended
KIrby Primary School
Pensby Primary School
Queen Elizabeth School, Barnet
St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School