Managing Safety and Health in Post-Primary Schools

School guidelines

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires every employer, including schools, to develop and implement an effective occupational health and safety management system.  The Health and Safety Authority, Department of Education and Skills, the State Claims Agency and The School Development Planning Initiative have prepared 'Guidelines on Managing Safety and Health in Post Primary Schools'. 

This comprehensive set of Guidelines is available to all post-primary schools and provides a practical aid to schools in their preparation and operation of risk assessments, safety statements and safety management procedures.

Please visit our publications section to download a PDF version of Part 1 or Part 2 of the Guidelines.

An Irish language version of Part 1 and Part 2 of the Guidelines is also available.