Pupils: Accidents

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of Brian Jenkins Brian Jenkins Labour, Tamworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils were taken to hospitals owing to accidents within schools in Tamworth constituency in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

The Health and Safety Executive has provided details, as requested, in the following table:

Injuries to students in schools in the local authority of Tamworth, reported to HSE, 2002/03 to 2006/07( 1)
Non-fatal injuries
2002/03 4
2003/04
2004/05 1
2005/06 5
2006/07(1) 7
(1) Provisional. Notes: 1. Injuries are reported and defined under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. The information available under RIDDOR 95 includes two categories of severity for members of the public (the category under which students are recorded): fatal injuries and non-fatal injuries that cause a person to be taken from the site of the accident to hospital. Across the period shown there are no recorded fatal injuries to students in Tamworth reported to HSE under RIDDOR. 2. Identified using Standard Occupational Classification 2000 (SOC2000) code 0002 'Student'. 3. Identified using Standard Industrial Classification 1992 (SIC92) codes 80100 'Primary education', 80200 'Secondary education' and 80210 'General secondary education'. 4. The annual basis is the planning year from 1 April to 31 March.

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