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Category: School trips

Councils sentenced over safety breaches in Stonehaven pool incident

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Two Scottish councils were fined today after an incident in which a child was found at the bottom of a local swimming pool. 

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Newham Council in court over teenager’s fireball horror

Friday, January 25, 2013

A London borough council has been sentenced for a serious safety breach after a 15 year-old girl was engulfed in a fireball from a cooking stove during a school camping expedition.

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Health and Safety Newsletter: Latest issue now available – Subscribe for free

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

All the latest HSE news, case studies, court stories and guidance is now available to everyone free of charge – and it’s all just a click away, subscribe now. This issue: Will HSE’s new Fee for Intervention scheme affect you?, School trips: Avoiding the cotton wool culture, Cutting the risk of legionella, Help with work-related […]

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School trips – Sensible risk management creates exciting learning opportunities

Thursday, September 20, 2012

HSE fully supports schools arranging a wide range of out-of-school trips and learning activities and wants to make sure that mistaken and unfounded health and safety concerns do not create obstacles that prevent these from happening.

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Education case studies – School trips

Monday, February 20, 2012

Three new case studies are now available to illustrate and encourage proportionate responses to the planning and delivery of school visits; Collegiate High School, Blackpool – Sailing through my maths, Making geography real – Managing risks on Advanced Higher Geography field trips, Kaimes School trips to Holyrood Park.

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School trips: case studies – Sawmill and a day trip to London

Friday, December 9, 2011

Case studies to illustrate and encourage proportionate responses to the planning and delivery of school visits. the following case studies are now available online: School visit to a sawmill and managing transport risks on a day trip to London.

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School trip case studies

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Two new case studies focusing on a London trip and a sawmill trip are now available online.

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HSE responds to stories that health and safety prevents school field trips

Thursday, January 13, 2011

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt sets straight stories that ‘health and safety’ prevents school field trips in a personal letter to Professor Steve Jones, President of the Association of Science Education.

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HSE Chair speech to Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Conference

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Transcript of HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s speech at the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Conference,

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School trips – ‘Getting it Right’

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This website is about learning lessons. It is aimed at anyone connected with educational visits, particularly those involving adventure activities.

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Cutting accidents in construction – Thurso event aims to reduce risks

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Those working in the construction industry are urged to come together and attend a free safety awareness event next week at T3UK, Janetstown Industrial Estate, Thurso.

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Blind daredevil makes health & safety pledge

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dean Dunbar, from Blairgowrie, Perthshire, braved two massive waterfalls

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Myth: Health and safety bans traditional school ties

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Few parents would see wearing school ties as a safety issue and we agree with them. After all, millions of kids have been

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The People – Myth busting

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt responds to a reader’s letter in The People newspaper regarding schools.

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Safety rules kill off kids’ ‘Brit spirit’

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt responds to an article in the Daily Telegraph.

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