Mind Mapping & Creative Thinking

December 23, 2009

Health & Safety and OFSTED love them or hate them?

Filed under: Design Technology — Editor @ 2:03 pm
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Two weeks ago the report shown above appeared in the TES: Why was it that the school felt that because the dog was a pet they would not need to complete a Risk Assessment?
I failed to understand the argument. I put pen to paper and responded (letter shown above).
Risk Assessments are often poorly written at best and at worst don’t exist. Schools need to spend more time thinking about the situations they expose themselves to. The much publicised ‘conkers and googles’ situation was looking at a minor hazard with and equally minor risks. The loose dog is a different issue and needs to be looked in a different way. What is usually required is a bit of training and thought, the use of common sense and sensible approach. On this occasion OFSTED were quite correct to suggest that a Risk Assessment should be undertaken.
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