Health & Safety Initiatives
Guidelines on Managing Safety, Health and Welfare in Primary Schools
Guidelines on Managing Safety, Health and Welfare in Primary Schools - Primary School Guidelines
Treoirlínte ar Bhainistiú Sábháilteachta, Sláinte agus Leasa i mBunscoileanna - Treoirlínte Bunscoil
Guidelines on Managing Safety, Health and Welfare in Post-Primary Schools (Revised)
Guidelines on Managing Safety, Health and Welfare in Post-Primary Schools - Post-Primary School Guidelines
Art/Writing Competitions and Book Projects
Farm Safety (2013) - Only a Giant Can Lift a Bull - Only a Giant Can Lift a Bull
Ocean Safety (2014) - Too Cold for Sharks -Too Cold for Sharks
Construction Safety (2015) - Grandad Built Our House - Grandad Built Our House
'Stay Safe on the Farm' Safety Resources for Primary Schools
The Health and Safety Authority has developed resources to give farm safety messages to Primary students in 30 minutes. These are available at www.hsa.ie/education under Teacher Supports and Resources. These include a Farm Safety Presentation - Primary: a set of seven PowerPoint slides, specifically developed for use in all Primary classes. Teachers can use them with their whiteboards or print off to photocopy. On the Farm videos showcase child safety on the farm from the child's own perspective. In addition to this, the HSA's dedicated e-learning portal www.hsalearning.ie contains a short interactive course for Primary students called Keep Safe on the Farm (two x 40 minute online lessons suitable for the whiteboard). A certificate can be downloaded for the class once complete.
'Under the Sink' Safety Resource for Primary Schools
The Health and Safety Authority has designed a safety resource for Primary schools entitled Under the Sink to raise awareness amongst younger children of the dangers of household chemicals. Under the Sink is a short, clear, online presentation, designed for use on classroom whiteboards and comes with useful teacher guidelines, including a lesson plan and suggestions for follow up cross-curricular activities. While the resource is most closely linked to the SPHE curriculum objectives for First and Second classes, with a little adaption, it links with curriculum objectives at other class levels and can also be used by teachers of Infant or Senior classes as an awareness-raising tool. This resource is also available as Gaeilge.
Choose Safety Programme
Introducing the principles of workplace safety and health to Senior Cycle and Further Education students
Choose Safety Programme - If your school is interested in receiving FREE Choose Safety Teacher and Student books in English or as Gaeilge, please complete the Programme Registration Form and return it to Kilkenny Education Centre.
Choose Safety Programme resources are also available to download online to facilitate online learning via electronic devices, should that be preferred.
HSA Digital Badges - A Digital Badge is an online symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, competency, or interest. The badge can be displayed on an online CV, social networking site and once clicked on, badges provide a direct link to learner achievements. The HSA issue Digital Badges to students in Post Primary schools, PLC's and Colleges of Further Education in the Republic of Ireland who participate in the Choose Safety Programme. Badges can be earned for each module of Choose Safety that is completed as well as the four Choose Safety full programmes on offer. Teachers simply register their students for Digital Badges on the HSA e-learning portal http://hsalearning.ie and badges are directly sent to students' email addresses.
'Keep Safe' Programme
The 'Keep Safe' Programme brings 5th and 6th Class Primary school students together with local agencies and organisations with a safety remit. The Programme has a direct link to the Curriculum at Primary school, with particular relevance to Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE). It also helps students deal with the transition to Post Primary school.