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Health and Safety - Statutory Guidance

5. Checklist for Schools – Minimum Legal Duties

This checklist aims to help schools understand what some of the main things they need to have in place for health and safety are.  Please note this is not an exhaustive list.

Item Yes/No?
1)  Has your school appointed a source of competent health and safety advice?


2)  Does your school have a Health and Safety Policy?


3)  Does your school ensure staff have received appropriate safety training in relation to the activities they undertake for the school?


4)  Does your school have a Fire Risk Assessment?
5)  Does your school have adequate arrangements for managing fire safety?


6)  Is there a record of the asbestos within the school buildings?


7)  Are there adequate arrangements in place to manage any remaining asbestos to ensure it remains in good condition and undisturbed?


8)  Are risk assessments undertaken for the reasonably foreseeable hazards associated with the undertakings of the school?


9)  Does your school have adequate arrangements in relation to educational visits?


10)  Does your school manage its facilities including plant and equipment to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992?


11)  Does your school have arrangements in place to ensure that work equipment is maintained to suitable standards as required by the Provision and Use of Work Regulations 1998?


12)  Does your school ensure that the requirements of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 are followed for work to which these Regulations apply?