The NUT is the biggest and most active teachers' union in the country.

Consisting of Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle - Copeland - Furness District - Penrith and District - Westmorland and Workington Associations

If your classroom is too hot read the rules HERE if too cold read the rules HERE and if you cannot get help from your headteacher to alleviate the situation then contact your local NUT H&S adviser - see below:

Area
Health & Safety Adviser
e-mail address
North & South Cumbria

Ann Kay

01524 822934

81gil@tiscali.co.uk
When Ann is not available

David Ramshaw

01228543302

dave@p3publications.com

Health, Work and Wellbeing: Click HERE for recent notes from your local adviser, Ann Kay,

We need a Health & Safety Rep. in every school: Click HERE for a note from your local adviser, Ann Kay, which also warns about the dangers of Legionella for your school.

Fire Safety

Fire Safety re - cladding on school buildings July 2017. Click Here

Fire Safety re - leaving mobile phones on charge overnight December 2017. Click Here

A reminder to all schools that if they have a fire in school, although the fire service will automatically get the alarm, they will NOT turn out until they get a phone call as well. Otherwise they think it is not a real fire. They have turned up to to too many false call outs.
Also a reminder that Teachers are only Marshalls in such cases and not to use fire extinguishers unless trained properly.

If you have browsed the health and safety section of the National NUT site you will have noticed that we need health and safety reps. in schools to monitor that you, your colleagues and the children are working in an environment which is safe.

If you are the NUT Health & Safety Representative for your school or if you are the NUT Rep. for the school and you have no designated NUT Health & Safety Rep. then e-mail your local NUT H&S Advisor Ann Kay with your details and school. Ann will then send you one of the new IDENTITY CARDS for school health and safety representatives.

Training is available for school representatives nationally (at Stoke Rochford). Courses are free to NUT members and you have a right to request time off to attend a union health and safety course. Contact Ann for details.

The National Union of Teachers provides Health and Safety Information for the benefit of its members.

WIf you have concerns regarding health and safety issues in your school, that you feel are not being adequately addressed by the school management, then you can seek help and advice in several ways:

1. Contact your NUT school health and safety representative, if you have one, or your NUT school representative.

2. Contact your local adviser above who is available to give help and advice and can visit the school if necessary.

3. Search the very extensive Health & Safety section of the National NUT website by clicking on this button:-

 

Training is available for school representatives nationally (at Stoke Rochford). Courses are free to NUT members and you have a right to request time off to attend a union health and safety course. Contact Ann for details.