Ensuring that the Health and Safety guidance we give to schools is comprehensive, compliant with all statutory regulations and easily implemented in the primary classroom is of paramount importance to us. Our extensive Health and Safety policy includes risk assessments, chemical safety data sheets, equipment safety sheets as well as a thorough Health and Safety document. This gives teachers the confidence that all practical activities in our system can be taught in a safe, controlled manner in class without compromising the quality of teaching and progress of pupils.
Two years ago, Empiribox engaged the services of one of the biggest health and safety consultants in the country, Peninsula Business Services Ltd. They conduct annual root and branch reviews of our policy to ensure that all documentation matches the lesson activities and is compliant with current Health and Safety regulations. Peninsula also meet with our Health and Safety Compliance Officer, who demonstrates each practical activity in the Empiribox system.
We are pleased to report that our latest audit, which took place between February 22nd and March 13th of this year, confirmed all the guidance and documentation we give to schools is of the highest quality.
Peninsula reported to us that:
‘The Empiribox Health and Safety Policy including risk assessments have been independently audited and verified by Peninsula Business Services, who have certified that they comply with and conform to legislative requirements.‘ – Jane Ball, Health and Safety Field Operations Manager, Peninsula Group Limited
Mark Inder, Health and Safety Compliance Officer for Empiribox said, ‘The results of this audit demonstrate our ongoing commitment to promoting Health and Safety in primary science lessons, and it is especially pleasing to us that the teacher training we provide, as well as the systems we have in place to promote safe, effective practical science, are of the appropriate high standard. Teachers, and schools in general can be confident that the activities we provide are safe and age-appropriate‘
David Saul, Managing Director at Empiribox Ltd ‘Peninsula are a leading Health and Safety consultancy in the UK and we are very pleased with their confirmation that our entire H&S policy and procedures are appropriate for delivering practical science within primary schools. H&S is paramount when doing science in school and following this annual audit, we know that we are offering our clients not only engaging lessons, but safe ones too.’