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Benefits of being a SafetyMARK member..
SafetyMARK members receive an array of benefits to help them manage, improve and demonstrate health and safety compliance within their schools.
Competent safety advice and support is available to all members at no extra fee for the duration of membership, along with fantastic resources in the members area. Members can also access lots of additional services at preferential rates.
Finally, the SafetyMARK itself is a fabulous way to provide reassurance to all school stakeholders (staff, pupils, parents and governors) that standards are excellent. Of course, this also provides benefits by way of positive publicity and helping to reduce insurance premiums.
Our advisors are highly qualified safety practitioners with years of experience helping schools with health and safety. Schools have access to advice from Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners throughout the duration of their membership. If you find that you need help implementing one of our recommendations or you have any safety queries that might arise, you can speak to us to obtain impartial, practical, competent advice.
We might provide telephone or email advice or we might send you documentation or pro formas to help you clarify or deal with your issue. Throughout your membership, you will have the peace of mind that help is on the end of the phone from people that know and understand safety in schools.
Upon meeting the standard needed for the SafetyMARK award, you will receive a framed certificate of achievement that you can proudly display in your school.
You may also use the SafetyMARK logo to highlight your achievements to all interested parties and school stakeholders. The logo can be used on electronic and printed material such as websites, letter heads and promotional material – a great opportunity for your school to publicise your excellence in safety. You will also receive a batch of official SafetyMARK window stickers, for your school vehicles or anywhere else you might wish to place them.
You will be allowed to display the SafetyMARK award for two years, after which another audit will be needed to maintain the status.
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Why use SafetyMARK..
• Comply with the safety standards required for Ofsted/ISI inspections
• Gain recognition for your school's achievements
• Promote your school as a centre of safety excellence
• Reassure governors, staff and parents about safety standards
• Reduce accidents/incidents
What's in the members' area..
When schools join the SafetyMARK scheme, they are immediately granted access to our powerful members’ area, which is provided using the Clinked platform. This gives schools access to:
This contains more than 400 high quality downloadable documents to help schools manage health and safety. You can use these resources to prepare for your audit or else to help address recommendations made in your improvement plan, after the audit. The resources are divided into:
The library is fully searchable by context or tag, which saves you so much time when you’re looking for something and also because you get the right documents to do the job without having to reinvent the wheel yourself.
Each school has its own hub within the members' area, which is fully branded with the school's own logo and livery. You can store all of your safety and maintenance-related documentation here, with a bullet proof audit trail that is generated as you work or improve. There is also a task management facility, which allows you to manage all of your safety and maintenance activities and to upload evidence as you do so. The recommendations from your SafetyMARK audit will be uploaded into this area, so that you can work on your improvements and record your evidence.
All of this will also be accessible from any iOS or Android device by downloading the free apps from the App Store or Play Store.
You will be able to interact with the SafetyMARK community in our forum, where you can post or read the experiences of others or else share practices. It's all about making life as easy possible, whilst delivering excellence in school safety management.
News items and resources are constantly being added to the members' area. When items of interest are posted, you will receive a notification so that you keep abreast of changes, news items, legislation updates and helpful resources.
Members benefit from support and advice from our professional safety advisors and can seek help regarding the use and application of these resources. If something isn’t available to download, members can let us know and, if we can see that it will be of use to others, we will create the document and add it to the site.