Statutory Compliance - Chester
There has been a recent successful prosecution of an Academy Trust for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Sections 2(1) and 3(1), for carrying out poorly planned and managed refurbishment and maintenance works. It is therefore an opportune time to attend this event and consider whether your organisation has all the necessary procedures in place and that they are followed.
Managing a building is not a responsibility to be taken lightly. There is a real risk that lack of knowledge, experience and processes can put lives at risk, with those responsible facing prosecution, or worse, a prison term.
It is often not clear who in educational premises are responsible for compliance-related issues. Where does responsibility start and end? Is it all down to the headteacher? What about the premises manager (if you have one), bursar or business manager? What is the responsibility of the board of trustees or governors? Has the necessary training been provided to staff?
Are you aware of what a suitable and sufficient assessment of risk is for asbestos and have you the correct control measures in place?
Is it clear to you who is responsible for the various areas of property statutory compliance? Is it clear to all those involved where their responsibilities start and finish? Do you have clear policies, processes and procedures on responsibility? Are these clearly documented?
If you don’t know the answer to the above or have answered ‘no’ to any of the questions, then this is the event for you.
We will explore all of the above and help you to identify, recognise and close gaps in your procedures.
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