Summarise the Laws and Codes of Practice Affecting Work in Schools.

• The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: places a duty on the school to ensure the safety of all staff, students and visitors to the school.
• The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999: employers must carry out risk assessments to eliminate or reduce risks.
• The School Premises Regulations 2012 (for maintained schools): set out minimum health and safety standards for all maintained schools in England and Wales, covering issues such as temperature, toilet facilities for pupils, ventilation and lighting.
• Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010 as amended (for Academy, Foundation, Trust and Voluntary-Aided Schools): set out seven standards that apply to Academy, Foundation, Trust and Voluntary-Aided Schools in particular Part 3 Welfare, health and safety of pupils and Part 5 Premises of and accommodation at school.
• The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992: deal with physical conditions in the workplace and require employers to meet minimum standards in maintenance of buildings and equipment, lighting, provision of drinking water, temperature, rest facilities, ventilation, toilet facilities and first aid.
• The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992: require employers to minimise the health risks associated with manual handling, a term used to describe activities which involve lifting, carrying, moving, holding, pushing, lowering, pulling or restraining an object, person or animal. Machines to be used where possible and where not, risk assessment and training should be provided.
• The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012: place specific duties on employers, owners and those in control of buildings to manage the risks from asbestos fibres that may be released when building or maintenance work takes place.
• The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992: oblige employers to assess the workstations of staff who use display screen equipment (DSE). The workstation...