school safety


Are students safe in schools?

Following the incident at Bournemouth University over the weekend, where the campus was put in lockdown after reports of man 'in suicide vest’, Richard Manby, Managing Director of Bodet Class Change Systems, looks at some recent incidents and how other schools are preparing for such scenarios. Read More

Only 15% of newly-built schools in the UK are fitted with sprinklers

iHASCO, a provider of health and safety eLearning, is urging education institutions to tackle fire hazards with the launch of its updated Fire Awareness course. Read More

Sprinklers in schools: Government accused of a ‘callous disregard’ for pupil safety

School Minister, Nick Gibb, says that only 105 out of 673 new schools that were opened by February have been built with sprinklers installed. Read More

Union blasts delays to school asbestos survey as ‘totally unacceptable’

The National Education Union (NEU) has warned that delays to the Government’s survey on asbestos in schools are 'totally unacceptable'. Read More

Back to school on asbestos

Why asbestos in education facilities should be spoken about more openly and treated as a problem to be solved, not stigmatised. Read More

School pupil death: ‘Missed opportunities’ led to fatal minibus incident

Council fined following the death of one pupil and injury to another after they were involved in a collision with the school minibus. Read More

£28m Dumfries school closed on safety grounds after whiteboard falls on child

The brand new, state-of-the-art, North West Community Campus has closed on safety grounds, just a month after opening its doors to the public, after two safety incidents. In the latest, a child was reportedly hit by an interactive whiteboard which had been mounted to a wall. The boy was not seriously injured. Read More

7,000 Edinburgh pupils affected by school safety closures

Fears over safety has forced the closure of 17 Edinburgh schools leaving 7,000 pupils unable to return to classrooms after Read More



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