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Schools should educate children on health and safety, one group says

3rd November 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has said that health and safety should be taught in schools, which may lead to children gaining a better understanding of safety signage.

Its education group event "Embracing Risk In Education" has called for the health and safety burden on schools to be lowered, as many schools feel that it dissuades teachers from holding extracurricular activities.

IOSH education group committee member Fiona Riley said: "Children need to be able to experience a range of activities during their time at school – activities that do naturally involve some degree of risk."

Ms Riley commented that she does not want teachers and schools cancelling trips amid fears over legal action concerning health and safety.

Recently, IOSH handed a lifetime award to Dr Paul Oldershaw, as a result of his commitment to the health and safety sector.

Dr Oldershaw has been regarded as a pivotal figure in British occupational hygiene over the last 30 years.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800786013-ADNFCR


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