Safety standards at Forest recognised as ‘excellent’ by SafetyMARK

The SafetyMARK scheme aims to provide guidance for schools and to recognise and reward schools that have gone the extra mile to create a safe environment for pupils, staff and visitors.

After a rigorous independent audit in October, across three days, the school was able to demonstrate that it has first class levels of safety management and compliance and, in doing so, achieved the SafetyMARK award for excellence.

Wayne Bishop, Forest’s Health and Safety Officer, said: “We are thrilled to be recognised with the SafetyMARK award. We take the safety of our staff and pupils extremely seriously and it’s wonderful to have this recognition for all of our efforts to make our school such a safe place to work and study.

“Having achieved the SafetyMARK award, we can demonstrate our on-going commitment to making Forest a safe environment for pupils, staff and visitors.”

Stuart Letley, of SafetyMARK, added: “Forest School has a really positive attitude with regard to health and safety and it is clear to see that safety is taken extremely seriously and that it is very well managed.

“Forest staff have established a robust health and safety system, a culture that is amongst the best in the country and we are delighted to recognise that fact with this prestigious award”.