As part of the wider duties of every school leader and of every subject leader in art and design, it is important to ensure their specialist facilities and equipment are safe for staff and that all planned activities are carried out with due regard for the safety and health of all pupils.
Regular review in the form of an Audit qualifies that the facilities and equipment are safe, well-maintained and suitable for the purposes they are used. This will enable the identification of potential hazards and actions needed to correct any problems before these present a danger to staff and pupils. The outcome of a health and safety audit will need to be shared with the relevant health and safety officer. This is essential to inform budget decisions and actions agreed to rectify or make safe all potential hazards. This Audit will also consider policy, planning and teaching to qualify that the subject health and safety policy is suitable and fit for purpose, that teachers are suitably qualified and trained, their risk assessments are effective and they promote suitably safe and healthy learning activities.
You can open and download the Art & Design Health & Safety Audit by logging in as a member.
Members might wish to print this document and complete in hard copy with other members of the art and design team, saving a copy to their department documentation. Please do ensure your school health and safety officer is aware.