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Tuberculosis in Schools

This briefing gives information about tuberculosis (TB) and steps to be taken when cases arise in schools among students or teachers.

School building
Vermin and pest control

This briefing lists the most common sorts of school infestation, together with control measures that should be in place in all schools.

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Menopause

Advice on working through the menopause, guides and checklists for leaders and school reps and the NEU's model menopause policy.

Advice

Menopause checklist Advice
Menopause guide and checklist for reps

The menopause is an occupational health issue for women educators, as well as being an equality issue. It is important that schools and colleges are suitable workplaces for menopausal women. The purpose of this guide and checklist for reps is to signpost you to advice, and to support you in improving workplace conditions for menopausal women.

Menopause checklist Advice
Menopause guide and checklist for leaders

NEU leadership members are key to supporting women going through the menopause in the workplace. As a leader, you’re not alone. Collaboration between leaders, governors, workplace reps, health and safety reps and a staff support network can go a long way towards creating a supportive environment for women experiencing menopause symptoms at work.

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Working through the menopause

The purpose of this guidance is to suggest practical ways in which the school and college environment can be improved for women who are going through the menopause.

Woman sneezing Advice
Tuberculosis in schools

This briefing gives information about tuberculosis (TB) and steps to be taken when cases arise in schools among students or teachers.

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Work Equipment

This briefing outlines the specific health and safety regulations relating to the use of work equipment in schools and colleges.

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Voice care for teachers

Advice for teachers on voice care, including spotting problems, simple preventative measures and information on how and when to seek appropriate specialist help

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Tackling stress

Excessive workload and working hours are continually cited by teachers as one of the main causes of their workplace stress. This advice explains how to tackle stress at a local level in your workplace.

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Private tuition

It is common for teachers to offer private tuition to students. Before doing so, there are several important issues to consider, such as legal and insurance protection and health and safety issues.

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Stress risk assessment

A stress risk assessment is a careful examination of what in a workplace could cause staff to suffer from work-related stress, so that you can weigh up whether you have done enough, or should do more to prevent harm.

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The case for sprinklers in schools

Every year, many schools are damaged or destroyed by fires, affecting the education of thousands of pupils, and causing millions of pounds worth of damage. The impact of fires is significantly reduced by fitting sprinklers in schools.

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School visits

Advice about health and safety on school trips, including legal rights and obligations.

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Lone working

As teachers and school staff often work on their own, there are some key health and safety issues that employers must consider.

Hand washing Advice
Hygiene control in schools

Advice on the appropriate hygiene procedures for schools which will help to prevent the spread of blood-borne viruses such as HIV and hepatitis A, B and C, and conditions such as dysentery.

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Facts about asbestos in schools

At least 86 per cent of schools contain asbestos, all of it old and much of it deteriorating. Unless your school was wholly built after 1999, it is extremely likely that it contains asbestos.

School building Advice
Asbestos in schools

Advice on dealing with asbestos problems in schools, including the law on asbestos removal and management in schools.

Dust particles Advice
Dust

Advice on what employers need to do to protect staff from the problems caused by wood dust and MDF dust.

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School car parks

Frequently asked questions in relation to staff car parking on school premises. It includes information on provision of school car parks, charges for car parking, car park safety and malicious damage to cars.

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Diabetes in schools

Information and guidance for school staff to support the uninterrupted education of children with diabetes.

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Event

National Training Programme Events

Health and safety advisers briefing

The 2019 Health and Safety Advisers briefing will be held from 20 – 22 November at the McDonald Hotel in Manchester, near to Manchester Piccadilly Station.

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