17 December, 2018
Following a week of snow and plummeting temperatures it is the ideal time to consider whether your organisation is prepared for all the winter season might have to offer. Here is a quick checklist to ensure that you have appropriate systems in place and taken the necessary steps to protect staff, pupils and parents.
Ice and snow
The school or local authority (where relevant) has a non-delegable duty of care to employees, pupils and anyone else who might be affected. The duty is one of reasonable care to ensure the safety of those using the site, rather than absolute safety. Reasonable care does not require schools to guarantee that every risk will be avoided or that there will never be an accident. If an accident does occur, however minor, then the school should ensure that the accident is appropriately recorded. The records may have to be produced for the HSE, to parents, or disclosed as part of civil proceedings if a claim is brought following an incident.
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