• Fears HSE spot checks will be latest outsourcing ‘disaster’

    The government’s “disastrous” record on outsourcing has left school leaders fearing the new coronavirus health and safety spot checks might “fall short”. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is making 15-minute phone calls to check schools in England have risk assessments in place and “appropriate arrangements” to reduce the risk posed by Covid-19. Inspectors could

    5.00 Sep. 19th, 2020 | News

  • HSE spot check call handlers are not health and safety experts

    Spot checkers calling to review schools’ covid procedures are not health and safety experts. Schools Week understands this has heightened unions’ concerns that the calls are going to put additional strain on school staff during coronavirus. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is carrying out spot checks over the phone to review school’s measures taken

    18.06 Sep. 16th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: Unions report academy trust to health and safety watchdog over 'unsafe' return of pupils

    One of England’s largest academy trusts has been reported to the Health and Safety Executive over allegations it put employees and pupils at “serious and imminent risk” by allowing more pupils to return too early. The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has also been accused of failing to inform staff at one of its schools

    14.55 Jun. 2nd, 2020 | News