Health & Safety

How to Provide and Maintain Safe Work Equipment at School

About this event

Schools are unique in the fact that their site changes throughout the year, which may require different equipment at different times.

Whether it’s the indoor gymnastics equipment for PE, the machinery in design and technology or a simple ladder needed to hang decorations for a production, each type of equipment comes with its own risks and procedures to follow.

Keeping up with all the health and safety requirements, especially LOLER and PUWER legislation can feel overwhelming. Ensuring any equipment at your school is installed correctly, inspected and safe is essential for compliance.

During the session we will be looking at:

          • A brief overview on the regulations surrounding work equipment.

          • Competency requirements for maintenance and installation contractors.

          • Competency requirements for users of work equipment.
          • Required maintenance intervals.
        • The completion of routine internal inspections.

      Let us introduce you to this week's professional speaker

      Wesley Cordingley

      Wesley is a Charted Safety & Health Professional with the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, (IOSH), who joined Judicium a few years ago. Wesley’s roles and responsibilities include supporting the trusts and schools he works with to ensure they are compliant with the legislation and that health and safety and fire safety are effectively managed. In his spare time, Wesley enjoys supporting his local football team and attending music events.