Search

Havering Council pays £30,000 compensation for accidents in schools

PUBLISHED: 10:56 23 January 2014 | UPDATED: 10:56 23 January 2014

Havering Council has paid out more than £30,000 in compensation for accidents at schools, new figures show.

A freedom of information request by the Employment Law Advisory Service found four out of 11 claims have been successful in the last five years, costing the council £31,761.

Details of the cases were not released but accidents at schools across London caused fractured bones, severed fingers and injuries from unsafe classroom and sports equipment.

Cllr Roger Ramsey, cabinet member for value, said the council works to reduce risks.

He added: “In schools where there are hundreds of pupils and a varied range of activities taking place including many different sports, sometimes accidents do happen.

“But when there is a serious incident which leads to injury, it is thoroughly investigated to see what measures can be put in place to stop it from happening again.”

More than 1,000 people in London were paid a total £1,609,291 for accidents at schools caused by “basic health and safety failings”.

Bromley Council did not have to pay a penny but Enfield Council had 18 successful claims that cost £144,000.

Wayne Dunning, a health and safety consultant for the Employment Law Advisory Service said: “Health and safety is not being managed properly in the education sector and this is costing taxpayers millions, not only in direct compensation, but also additional hidden costs from administration.”

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

13:00

Kelvedon Hall’s history stretches all the way back to the Domesday Book and a new festival within its grounds hopes to become just as significant for years to come.

10:00

For our final week of Local History Month coverage, we asked three local historians to share some thoughts on what they love about the occupation, how they look into their subject matters and what inspired them initially to delve into the past

Yesterday, 12:00

Think you know Havering? Take our quiz to find out whether you can recognise its parks.

Yesterday, 10:00

An Oxford University hopeful will be living in America this summer after being selected to be a UK ambassador for the Hummer Tuttle Foundation and Windsor Fellowship’s UK-US Youth Dialogue Programme.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Welcoming a baby into the world is a profound, life-changing event, where much can be overwhelming.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The deputy manager of Romford club Fiction has won an award for his contribution to the venue’s success.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

In 1909 Billy Manning reminisced about the omnibus. Prof Ged Martin tells his story

Friday, May 26, 2017

Recorder reporters Ralph Blackburn and Beth Wyatt joined Time 107.5 FM’s Steve Allen for this week’s East London News Review.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now