1.4 Explain how current health and safety legislation,policies and procedures are implemented in own work setting or service.
A schools Health and safety policy should conform to the requirements contained in the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Specifically the policy should contain :-
a) a General Statement of commitment to H&S, signed by Head/Chair of Governors or indicating that it has been endorsed by the committee of the Governing Body which has responsibility for H&S;
b) details of individual responsibilities for H&S, under a heading of Organisation, together with a diagrammatic representation of reporting lines; and
c) the Arrangements in place to ensure safety. This section is subdivided into two, General and Specif...