Health and Safety in KS1 & KS2 Curriculum

A Headteacher's Safety Management Toolkit Article -

Health and Safety and KS1 & KS2 Curriculum.

Government Action

The Government determined that Health and Safety become part of the curriculum in 2002 and defined that all pupils of should receive some 40 hours of H&S teaching before the end of their schooling.

HSE has already produced materials which are being used to give a Basic Safety Induction to work for pupils going out on Work Experience from schools and colleges.

Safety has actually already entered the syllabus in a fairly defined way and the QCA have already produced a statutory statement and defined NVQ standards at the higher levels, which are already used for qualifying members of the HSE Inspectorate.

DfES have also played their part through their own expert tem and the information delivered through Teachernet.
National Curriculum for Health and Safety

The QCA statutory statement with regards to safety in the curriculum states that it :