Responsibility for Health, Safety and Welfare
Legal duty of employers under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and associated regulations: Employers must ensure that employees are provided with appropriate guidance, training, and access to further competent advice.
The employer retains overall responsibility for health, safety and welfare. The Local Authority (LA) is the employer in LA maintained schools (community and VC), Statutory Youth Service, Looked After Children and other LA services or settings. The governing body, trustees, and owners are the employer at foundation, VA, academies, and free and independent schools.
Employers have overall responsibility but will delegate most visit approval to Headteachers, as they know the visit leaders and young people.
The educational visits support service helps schools to ensure these responsibilities are met, staff are trained and competencies are developed and recorded.
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