Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in schools: A practical guide for school leaders

How to make your school a safe and healthy workplace for students, visitors, teachers and other school employees.


What it contains

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is just as important in schools as any other workplace. Schools that have good OHS practices can inspire other employers and employees to strive for similar outcomes. This document advises schools how to manage OHS. It explains:

  • an employer’s occupational health and safety duties
  • who to consult with about OHS-related issues
  • the responsibilities of the school leadership team
  • where to start with OHS in your school
  • how to address the main risks in schools
  • where to find more information

At the end of the document, there is:

  • a record of hazard inspection
  • a risk control template