General Safety

  • Is a Health and Safety Law poster displayed in a prominent location?

  • Is a copy of the providers Public Liability Insurance available to view? And, ideally displayed in a public locale?

  • Is a copy of the providers Employees Liability Insurance available to view?

  • Risk assessments, or room checks, are completed at least annually?

  • The action plan has been checked, and is updated to reflect progress.

  • All high risk action points have been completed?

  • Housekeeping around the site is generally good?

  • Pedestrian and vehicular traffic are segregated, as far as is practicable, on approach to the site entrance?

  • Was the site built before or after 1990?

  • Has an asbestos survey been completed?

  • Is the asbestos survey available to view?

  • Where asbestos is present, is it being monitored quarterly?


  • The provider has confirmed that all their staff are CRB checked?

  • The Single Central Record was available to view?

  • The provider has a nominated Child Protection Officer, and knows who to contact in the school in relation to child protection matters?

  • Non attendance is reported on the day?

  • Access to the site is controlled?

First Aid

  • Trained first aid support is available on site?

  • There are adequate first aid receptacles located throughout the site?

  • First aid receptacles are checked on a regular basis (and at least quarterly)?

  • The venue has an accident book?

  • The venue reports accidents to the LEA or HSE as required, and has a ready supply of report forms.

Fire Precautions

  • The site has a fire risk assessment, that has been reviewed within the past year?

  • All high risk actions from the fire risk assessment have been completed?

  • There is sufficient provision of fire fighting equipment (i.e. at least one water extinguisher per 200 sq meters or floor)?

  • Fire action notices are provided at relevant locations?

Water Hygiene

  • The venue has a regime in place to check the hygiene of hot water cylinders (by at least quarterly temperature monitoring)?

  • The site uses potable (tanked) cold water?

  • Potable water used for...

  • All outlets are marked as non-drinking water?

  • A flushing regime is in place that covers periods of non use (Christmas, Easter, Summer), and also if the source tank goes above temperature?

  • Water temperatures from the source tank are monitored at least monthly?

  • The source tank is checked for cleanliness / bacteria by a competent person at least every six months?

Electrical Safety

  • Portable appliances are PAT checked on a regular basis?

  • Portable appliances seen are generally in good condition?

  • Fixed electrical systems are checked every five years?

  • Woodworking, kitchen, or metalworking equipment is used?

  • Workshop machinery is checked annually by a competent person?

  • Workshop machinery is subject to at least quarterly recorded checks?

  • Gas appliances are inspected annually by a competent person?

  • LEV testing is competed every 14 months by a competent person?

Offsite Activities & Trips

  • The venue co-ordinates it's trips and visits through one person/system?

  • Parents are informed of visits taking place, and written consent obtained?

  • The provider is aware of the need to inform the school of any offsite visits, and knows who to report them to.


  • The kind of activities being completed are generally...

  • What kind of activities take place?

  • Risk assessments for any high risk activities have been seen?

  • The working are for these activities has been specifically checked, and is suitable?

  • Does manual handling form part of the activities planned?

  • Have manual handling risk assessments been completed?

  • Does working at height form part of the activities planned?

  • Has a working at height risk assessment been completed?

  • The provider is aware of any special educational needs or medical needs that pupils may have?


  • A tour of the venue was completed?

  • Please confirm all areas were viewed...

  • A tour of the venue should be competed to provide reassurance that the area of work is safe. A follow up visit should be arranged within 14 days.

  • This content of this audit was discussed with venue staff?

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