Education is changing at, what appears to be, an alarming rate. One area that is always at the forefront is health and safety; not that schools are particularly high risk, but you do have a peculiar risk in that your premises is focussed on the needs of young, wilful people. It’s a bit of a scary prospect if we’re honest, isn’t it? Let’s face it, you didn’t get into teaching to become a health and safety professional but because you have a desire to provide a quality teaching environment where your students can thrive.
Well actually it needn’t be scary at all. You might just need some help to manage your responsibilities in such a way that you can get back to doing what you do best. And that’s where ProAktive can really help.
ProAktive work with schools to develop systems, processes and schemes in order to ensure that you become the best at what you do. We don’t just jump in blindly either; we like to fully understand your school, your employees, your governors and your pupils.
We have a desire to make things work for you – not just in a way that we say is good. We base all of our systems on recognised formats, such as HSG65 and OHSAS 18001. You might not have heard of these terms before, but these are recognised, tested, standards for health and safety management. Wouldn’t it be good if you could say that your systems are based on recognised, internationally used, standards?
We are open and honest about the services we provide, and the costs involved. We focus on what we’re good at and don’t try to fudge the bits we’re not. This is important. You’re buying our expertise, which is tested and certified. We’re also straightforward. We will sit down, review and explain everything that we do so that there isn’t any indecision or lack of clarity. For this reason we include audits for governors as standard within our service as we feel it’s important that your stakeholders know how good you are and to be informed of the areas that you might need to focus on.
When it comes to our personnel, all of our consultants that deal with schools are Chartered Members of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and are DBS checked. We back this up with a technology platform that ensures you can manage health and safety in your school quickly and easily.
If this sounds like something that would assist you and your school then we would love to hear from you. Call me today on 01302 341 344.
By Ian Clayton CMIOSH – Health & Safety Manager