FIRE

  • Is the Fire risk assessment in date?

  • Are fire safety arrangements generally well considered?

ASBESTOS

  • Do you have an in date Asbestos risk assessment?

  • Is there a current Asbestos Management plan with monthly on site checks conducted?

  • Communication of locations of Asbestos along with emergency procedures to those required?

  • Are those involved with Asbestos, trained?

WATER HYGIENE

  • Is the Water hygiene risk assessment in date (within last 2 years)?

  • Are water outlets tested monthly with records kept (<20 and>50, TMV -/+ 2 degrees)?

  • Are infrequently used outlets are flushed weekly and before use if they have been out of use over period of time?

  • Is descaling conducted at least monthly with records kept?

  • Are tanks inspected monthly with water samples taken?

  • Are those involved with Water hygiene, trained?

LIFTING EQUIPMENT

  • Is the lift serviced every 6 months?

  • Have defects been addressed?

  • Have all applicable staff received information and training on the lifts operation and safety procedures?

OUTDOOR PLAY/GYM EQUIPMENT

  • Did the gym/play equipment pass the current annual inspection?

  • Are regular on site checks conducted on the equipment, with records kept?

WORK AT HEIGHT EQUIPTMENT

  • Are all ladders/stepladders Class 1 Industrial Type?

  • Are all Work at Height (WAH) items on a central register with regular inspection conducted and recorded?

  • Are all WAH activities risk assessed?

  • Are of those involved in WAH activities trained?

MANUAL HANDLING (MH)

  • Are there MH risk assessments in places?

  • Are the risk assessments in date and suitable and sufficient?

  • Are those involved in MH activities trained?

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

  • Are there in date risk assessments for all substances used?

  • Are the relevant persons involved in COSHH, trained?

LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION/AIR CONDITIONING

  • Have these systems been serviced in the last 14 months?

FIRST AID

  • Is there an in date First Aid risk assessment?

  • Are there sufficient First Aid trained staff on site, in line with their needs analysis?

  • Are regular checks conducted on the First Aid facilities and equipment (i.e. in date, stock replenished, in a good condition and clean)

  • No medicines are left in the first aid kit?

CONTRACTORS

  • Is there a system in place to ensure that contractors sign in?

  • Are contractors informed of the emergency arrangements and risks that may affect them in their area of work at the school?

VISITORS

  • Is there is a system in place for informing visitors of action to take in an emergency?

PASSENGER TRANSPORT

  • Do all vehicles have a valid MOT certificate, insurance cover and excise licence?

  • Do all drivers hold a current driving licence (MIDAS or equivalent) and are medically fit to drive?

  • Seat belts are worn as part of mandatory requirements?

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY (DT) - SECONDARY SCHOOLS ONLY

  • Have the teachers delivering DT read and understood the risk assessments in this area?

  • Are all pieces of equipment's servicing and inspections in date (including PAT testing)?

  • Are all DT staff trained to the required standard?

EDUCATIONAL VISITS

  • The EVC has attended training in the last 3 years

  • All Education Visits risk assessments are signed off by the EVC?

  • Are all staff that are involved with these visits, trained?

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE)

  • Have all relevant staff in this area read and understood the PE assessments?

  • Do all PE teachers hold the appropriate level of qualification?

SCIENCE

  • Have science staff read and understood the risk assessments in this area?

  • Is there suitable and secure chemical storage in place?

  • Are staff in this area suitable trained to recognise risk and put control measures in place etc?

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