This policy sets out the Education Authority’s (EA) approach to fulfilling its statutory responsibilities under health and safety legislation. The policy states EA’s intentions, organisation and arrangements for ensuring the health and safety at work of its employees, clients, visitors, contractors and others whilst on EA premises and its employees in any premises or working environment not under the direct control of the Education Authority.
The purpose of the policy is to encourage ownership, commitment and compliance with health and safety at all levels within EA. Each Manager and each school must develop workplace risk assessments and specific health and safety procedures in line with this policy. EA is committed to continually improving health and safety management in line with industry standards.