Union warns of growing danger

Schools are increasingly dangerous places, according to the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers which has just launched a health and safety training package.

Taking the risk out is part of the union's contribution to the European Year of Health and Safety.

General secretary Nigel de Gruchy said that each year a third of a million schoolchildren suffered accidents needing hospital treatment. He added that crumbling buildings exposed asbestos while badly-maintained floors and windows resulted in the highest number of compensation cases for the NASUWT.

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