This page contains policies, guidance and forms for Merton staff, schools and contractors. You can also access the Merton Accident/Incident Reporting and Potentially Violent Persons System from this page. Documents and links have been published here so that they can be accessed by staff and contractors who do not have access to our corporate intranet. 

Policies

We have also produced a Model Health and Safety Policy for Schools

Accident and incident reporting and potentially violent persons

All accidents and incidents involving members of Merton staff (including Merton school staff) must be recorded on the Accident and Incident Reporting System. Schools must also report accidents where pupils have sustained serious injuries. Authorised persons who are not Merton staff, i.e. contractors and shared service staff can also access the system to report accidents and incidents upon request via the system.

Designated Review Officers can complete assessments and reviews of individuals that have been flagged as violent or aggressive, using the Potentially Violent Person System.

Display screen equipment (DSE) assessment

All DSE users must complete the user briefing below, then fill in the self-assessment form.

The Corporate Guidance on DSE and Portable Computers contains further guidance on the process, including how to identify DSE users.

Eye tests and glasses for DSE Users

If you are a Merton employee designated as a DSE User, and have completed the DSE Self-Assessment process above, you are eligible to claim for an eye test and up to £55 towards glasses.

You will need to ask your optician to fill out the Eye Test Request Form. Once complete, submit the completed form along with the receipts for both the eye test and the glasses through iTrent expenses for approval by your line manager.

If you have any queries on how to claim, please contact Human Resources on 020 8545 4063 or 020 8545 3395.

Standards

We have produced the Health and Safety Standards document to provide guidance to assist head teachers and building managers in areas of statutory compliance. The document will be updated regularly and you should check here frequently for the current version.

Guidance

Forms

Event safety

Reports

Statistics

Below are the annual accident report figures for the 2018/19 year. Accident statistics will be published here on an annual basis however you can request more specific detailed statistics from Safety Services by emailing health.andsafety@merton.gov.uk or calling 020 8545 3388.

Contact us

Corporate Safety Services
6th Floor
Merton Civic Centre
London Road
Morden
SM4 5DX

Email: health.andsafety@merton.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8545 3388
Fax: 020 8545 4013