Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing Service - Maintained Schools
The Royal Borough of Greenwich (RBG) Health, Safety and Wellbeing Service (HSWS) will deliver all the necessary services to help you maintain a safe environment to protect your staff and pupils, as well as providing Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Services to your staff throughout the year.

We offer a high quality level of service that is tailored to the needs of schools and which will ensure that you are kept up to date, and compliant with current legislation and best practice. It is important you feel confident in the knowledge that you have a professional and dedicated team who are available to provide the support and advice that you need and who will take a robust approach to ensuring Health, Safety and Wellbeing is being managed proactively in your school. The HSWS is also perfectly placed to manage the relationship with other council departments which may be required during the course of the year. The team also provides direct support for your staff throughout the year with comprehensive wellbeing services that ranges from broad occupational health management through to a more focused employee assistance programme.

How can we help you?

  • How can we help you?
    • Access to high quality advice from professional Health, Safety & Wellbeing Officers, provided by telephone, email or visit as appropriate
    • Provision of a Health, Safety & Wellbeing Management system that includes health, safety and wellbeing procedures, guidance notes and example risk assessments
    • Access to dedicated health, safety & wellbeing website. The site can be accessed at www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/schoolshealthandsafety. The website contains information about the Occupational Health Service Provider (Health Management Ltd) and access to the online user guide, reference manual and associated referral forms
    • There is also information about how to access the confidential Employee Assistance Programme provided by Workplace Options
    • Provision of an annual audit to assess all aspects of the school’s health, safety & wellbeing management systems and provision of recommendations and opportunities to discuss successes and areas for development
    • Assistance with accident investigation and support where litigation is probable
    • Accidents can now be reported electronically via our dedicated website
    • Indication of the key trends and issues affecting the school from HSWS management information data
    • Access to the RBG corporate training programme* at competitive rates
    • Liaison with enforcing officers from the HSE and LFEPA
    • Guidance during construction work or other activities taking place on school premises
    • Access to clinical support from Occupational Health Physicians and OH Nurses including OH referrals/ appointments, GP reports, physiotherapy, new starter work health assessment and ill health retirement reports at competitive rates*
    • Access to the Council Employee Assistance Service which offers both telephone support and face-to-face* counselling
    • Priority access to additional consultancy as required e.g. risk assessments, policy reviews or events
    • Arrangements which allow accidents to be reported electronically via our dedicated website

Costs

Level 1

Includes the services outlined on this page. Charges are based on the number of staff working at each school at a fixed rate of £58.00 for each member of staff. Note there is a 7.5% fee reduction for Special Schools and Nurseries.

Level 2

Includes all Level 1 services plus H&S consultancy tailored to suit your needs

Fire safety:

  • A School Fire Risk Assessment £550 - £750 dependant on size and complexity of school
  • Completion of Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEPs) - £75 each

Other risk assessments:

Risk assessment can be provided to cover the following common requirements:

  • Manual Handling - £75 per assessment
  • Display Screen Equipment - £55 per assessment
  • New and Expectant Mothers - £55 per assessment
General consultancy:

For general consultancy the hourly rate is £70 capped at £375 per day

* Itemised prices available on request


Contact

HSWS CONTACTS
Penny Gifford
Head of HR
020 8921 6237
penny.gifford@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Nick Blake
Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager
020 8921 5502
nick.blake@royalgreenwich.gov.uk