Health and Safety
Chris Miles, health and safety rep, writes:
Hamilton House continue to send updates on new Health and Safety legislation, initiatives and key issues. These are now accessed in detail via ‘Hearth’ on line.
I have been working with the county on a consultation group for the new ‘Hot School Meals’ programme now being rolled out across the county. There have been several H&S issues, ranging from the safety of packaging materials to the disposal and recycling of waste. I have informed Martin Clarke, the officer in charge of the programme, of these concerns as they arise.
Other H&S issues have been taken to the county secretaries group and the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) as they have been reported to me or have arisen as casework. These include the safety of staff using inadequately lit parking areas, risk assessing pupils with behavioural problems and building work being undertaken in the Adur area schools as part of the age of transfer changes.
I continue to encourage our school reps to make sure there is an NUT H&S rep in school and the importance of the role. Anyone with H&S concerns or who needs more information can contact me via the contact details on the membership card.
Health and Safety Officer