Principles of organisation and management

This chapter focuses on ‘teaching safely’ through the principles of organisation and management. It considers what employers and staff need to know and understand in order to fulfil their duty of care.

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This chapter helps employers and staff to understand the rationale behind establishing safe practice in PESSPA and provides the tools to initiate policy writing and conduct risk assessments.This chapter helps employers and staff to develop a clear understanding of what safe practice means in the context of PESSPA. This understanding will help them to make well-informed decisions about safe practice in their daily work, and fulfil both their duty of care and their commitment to ‘teaching safely’. The information included can be used to support the development of effective policy and procedures required to achieve safe practice in PESSPA.