• Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

Classrooms and Teaching Spaces


  • Use this section of the form to record findings for each of the classrooms you inspect.

  • Room
  • Room type

  • Reason for auditing this room

  • Nature of incident

Moving around the room

  • Turn on guidance

  • Check the entrance(s) to the room. Does the door open freely? Is the route to and from the door free from obstructions on both sides?

    Is there enough space in the room for staff and pupils to move easily around the space?

    Are there any slip or trip hazards? Look for uneven floors, worn carpet, trailing cables etc.

  • Entrance / exit routes

  • Obstacles

  • Slip / trip hazards

Fabric of the room

  • Turn on guidance

  • Make sure the door is in good condition and that the handle, lock and auto closer work.

    Check the windows are in door condition and can be opened/closed easily. Are any restrictors functioning correctly?

    Check condition of walls and ceilings. Note where plaster is coming loose. Are ceiling tiles in good condition?

    Examine heating pipes and radiators to make sure that children are unlikely to scald themselves or to get hands stuck behind them.

    Are the lights all working? Are the switches and sockets safe?

    Is there any known asbestos in the room? Is it in a safe condition still? Has anyone punctured the walls, ceiling or floor without testing for asbestos?

  • Door(s)

  • Windows

  • Walls / ceilings

  • Radiators / heating pipes

  • Lights

  • Electrical fittings inc fuseboards

  • Fixed furniture

  • Compliance with arrangements for managing asbestos

Portable items

  • Turn on guidance

  • Check condition of furniture and equipment in the room. Ensure there are no sharp edges protruding and that all furniture is stable and in good condition.

    Check that equipment in the room is well maintained and has been tested. If uncertain / testing records are not present, then flag for maintenance by qualified staff.

    Make sure extension reels (if in use) are not being used in a wound up condition

  • Pupil desks

  • Pupil chairs

  • Teacher desk

  • Teacher chair

  • Other furniture

  • Equipment (non electrical)

  • Electrical equipment

  • Have electrical devices been PAT tested in last 2 years?

  • If devices are not PAT tested, then you must select Unsafe above


  • Turn on guidance

  • Consider how the room is being looked after. Are there any hazardous substances left unsecured in the room? Are there any unlabelled containers present?

    If items are stored at height, co sider the risk posed to those who have to life them up / down. Are appropriate arrangements in place?

    If there is a storeroom or stock cupboard, is it well lit? Are materials in freestanding cupboards and cabinets stacked in such a way as they may fall out when the cupboard is accessed?

    Assess the standard of cleanliness in the room.

  • Are any hazardous substances left out in the room?

  • Is anything stored at height in the room? Enter details.

  • Can those items be accessed safely?

  • Action required:

  • Is the room generally tidy?

  • What action is needed?

  • Is the room generally clean?

  • What action is needed?

  • Fire Action Notice present?

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