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The County Council, as the employer in Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools and maintained settings has duties and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
These responsibilities include ensuring that appropriate Health & Safety management systems are in place within the educational establishment, and to this end we provide two main core services.
General Health & Safety Services;
Outdoor and Experiential Learning and Educational Visits Advisory Service;
For Academies, Voluntary Aided and Foundation Schools, statutory H&S responsibilities lie with the School’s Governing Body. To assist in meeting your responsibilities we are able to provide our services to you via a cost effective service level agreement.
Our team are working hard, in line with Health & Safety Executive aims, to reduce bureaucracy and the administrative burden this can place on Schools. We are seeking to make the process of risk assessment and risk management easier, by reviewing and simplifying the current systems, policies, safety guidance and templates available to you, and by providing you with user-friendly systems such as EVOLVE.
EVOLVE is an essential online tool for planning and managing educational visits, Cumbria County Council use this system as EVOLVE is currently used by over 19,000 schools across the UK, and more than half a million staff have used the system to efficiently plan and approve 1.2 million visits and activities – and counting!