This study was carried out to assess the
implementation of occupational safety and practices at
all the primary schools in LMS district, Perak, Malaysia.
Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was
carried at 102 schools (91.9% responsed) out of 111
schools in LMS district. A self-administered
questionnaires form was used to ask about the safety
knowledge, practices and implementation in the school.
Results: The data analysis shows that overall
occupational safety programmes and implementation are
considered shallow. Safety coordinators knowledge on
occupational safety legislation (75.5%) were poor due to
less courses attended (80.4%). Even though safety
programmes only focus on fire safety drill but majority
of the respondent did not know how to use the fire
extinguisher (62.7%). Many schools did not have fire exit
signage (86.4%). Besides that, 76.5% of schools did not
have qualified first aider. Almost half of the schools did
not have any personnel protective equipment for pupil’s
Conclusion: As a conclusion, implementation and
practices of occupational safety in all the primary
schools are still lacking and need to be improved.
Keywords : Occupational safety, safety practices, safety programmes, safety coordinators, primary schools.