The Education industry is made up of Crèches, Primary Schools, High Schools, Colleges and Universities, both publicly and privately owned.
Health and safety in schools is important because you’re not only dealing with employers and employees, but students too. School environments are always changing but Health and Safety Responsibilities will always remain an important factor in all educational institutions and everyone in the education system must do what is necessary to keep pupils and staff safe and healthy.
Every industry has their own unique sets of incidents, accidents and hazards and every school has elements of low and high risks when it comes to health and safety. Apart from the obvious essentials, such as fire escape routes, emergency exits, safety signage and regular drills, there are a number of hazards that are sometimes ignored.
These hazards include bullying, playground injuries, falling off chairs and desks, contagious illnesses, broken furniture, doors or windows that aren’t fixed, unsupervised parking areas and others. It is also important that when construction or repair work is done, as well as regular maintenance such as garden services, that the respective areas are clearly demarcated and that employees, visitors, and students remain outside the vicinity. These often overlooked hazards are a very critical consideration for health and safety in schools and should be included in policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of everyone on the school property.
Common incidents in the Education Industry include:
Slips, trips and falls
Injuries caused by horseplay
Back injuries from bags that are too heavy
MAKROSAFE Holdings is the leading Health and Safety service provider in South Africa. We strive to provide cost-effective training, professional consulting services essential to managing Health and Safety in schools to ensure your institution is a safe and healthy environment for employers and employees
Clients That We Service In Your Industry
Makrosafe Holdings has been servicing Face to Face Beauty and Make-up Design School Centurion since
May 2008. We are very pleased with the quality of service which Makrosafe provides. I would like to
compliment them and their staff for their professionalism and their commitment towards upholding the
principles of SHE.
I highly recommend Makrosafe Holdings to any potential clients.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Desiree Harrison, Principle of Face to Face Beauty and Make-Up Design School
Arrow Academy would like to take this opportunity to thank MAKROSAFE for the excellent service
we have received with the implementation of Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace, also
the monthly inspections hat are handled effortlessly monthly.
MAKROSAFE really goes the extra mile in looking after their clints. We have an excellent working
relationship with Janice Clarke and Johnny Terblance.
We will gladly recommend your services to companies looking for efficient professionals
Malusi Cwele, Director of Arrow Academy