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Schools: Health Hazards

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of health and safety implications of the use of interactive whiteboards in classrooms. (154520)

Becta provides the DCSF and subsequently schools and local authorities with appropriate guidance on the health and safety implications of using interactive whiteboard technologies. Re-assessment of the value of the guidance is regularly undertaken however guidance must be based upon current information provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Health Protection Agency (HPA). Becta maintains close links with these organisations to ensure that this guidance remains up to date.