When using this guide to Growing and following the classroom activities for ‘Get Growing’, ‘Get Cooking’ and ‘Get Inspired’ always follow the Health and Safety policy for your school and carry out a risk assessment, particularly when using any tools for gardening, experiments and cooking.
You can identify or eliminate hazards by asking a series of questions, for example:
The main sources of food contamination are:
You can use general health and safety rules for cooking in classrooms to set a good example and establish routines to promote good habits in pupils.
These rules include: