Teachers and other employees must take reasonable care for ensuring their own health and safety and that of their colleagues and pupils. They must also cooperate with their employers to enable them to comply with their duties under the HSWA (1974). It is important that health and safety requirements are met and that advice and instructions from governors, headteachers/principals, the MAT or the local authority are always followed. Unsafe practices and conditions must be reported to the employer. Given their general management responsibilities, it is likely that headteachers/principals and heads of departments will undertake greater responsibility than other staff for health and safety matters.