Section 1 - Opening Meeting

Introductions and format of the audit

  • Introductions:

    H&S Team
    School Team

  • The purpose of this audit is to ensure that the school/college is meeting its statutory requirements with regards to Health & Safety.

  • Who has got overall responsibility for Health & Safety within the school/college?

  • The audit is split into specific sections as follows:

    Business Management
    High Risk Curriculum Areas (where applicable)

    The Business Manager will be required to answer questions and provide documentary evidence on school/college specific topics.

    Individual curriculum managers (high risk areas) will be required to facilitate a departmental inspection and answer questions and provide documentary evidence, specific to their curriculum area.

General Information

  • Name of Head Teacher/Principal?

  • Name of Business Manager?

  • Total number of pupils enrolled in the school/college?

  • Total number of staff working in the school/college?

Age range of pupils/students

School/College Type

General Notes

Section 2 - Business Management

2.1 - Safety Policy

  • 2.1.1 - Is there a copy of the current version of the Health & Safety Policy available?

  • 2.1.2 - Are all employees aware of the H&S policy?

  • 2.1.3 - Are employees aware of their H&S duties and responsibilities?

  • 2.1.4 - Is there a clear, written allocation of the health and safety responsibilities?

  • 2.1.5 - Are employees given specific health & safety information? e.g. employee handbook

  • 2.1.6 - Is health & safety an agenda item at team meetings?

  • 2.1.7 - Is all relevant H&S information displayed?

  • 2.1.8 - Have all employees got access to relevant safety documents and guidance?

  • 2.1.9 - Is there a Health & Safety Law poster displayed in employee areas?

2.2 - Risk Assessments

  • 2.2.1 - Are written risk assessments in place for identified significant risks? (i.e. Working at Height, Manual Handling, Lone Working etc.).

  • 2.2.2 - List examples of risk assessments reviewed at the time of the audit:

  • 2.2.3 - Is there evidence of management/employee involvement in compiling risk assessments?

  • 2.2.4 - Are risk assessments approved by an appropriate person?

  • 2.2.5 - Is there evidence of training for competency to carry out risk assessments?

  • 2.2.6 - Is there evidence that risk assessments have been communicated to all relevant staff?

  • 2.2.7 - Are risk assessments reviewed periodically, following accidents and following changes of work practices?

  • 2.2.8 - Does the school use the HSE classroom checklist for low risk areas?

  • 2.2.9 - Do you use a risk assessment approach when planning and delivering school events?

2.3 - Accident and Incident Reporting

  • 2.3.1 - Are all relevant accidents/incidents reported to the health and safety team to enable HSE notification within specified time scales?

  • 2.3.2 - is the school aware of their responsibilities regarding accident/incident reporting?

  • 2.3.3 - Are all accidents/incidents evaluated at least annually, patterns & trends identified and preventative action taken?

  • 2.3.4 - Are all serious accidents investigated by an appropriate person?

2.4 - Emergency Arrangements

  • 2.4.1 - Does the school have the arrangements in place to deal with serious and imminent danger?

  • 2.4.2 - Are specific personnel aware of their responsibility in the event of an emergency?

  • 2.4.3 - Have fire wardens been appointed and trained?

  • 2.4.4 - Is appropriate equipment available to deal with emergencies and are key personnel trained in its use?

  • 2.4.5 - Are PEEP's in place for any staff or pupils that may required them?

  • 2.4.6 - Are visitors, contractors, pupils and temporary employees made aware of evacuation procedures? If so, how?

  • 2.4.7 - Are there written evacuation procedures posted in appropriate locations and are means of escape clearly signed?

  • 2.4.8 - If the workplace is shared, are emergency arrangements communicated and co-coordinated with neighbours?

2.5 - First Aid

  • 2.5.1 - Are there adequate numbers of trained personnel to render first aid readily available? (including paediatric)

  • 2.5.2 - Are there adequate numbers of nominated persons to maintain first aid boxes and records?

  • 2.5.3 - First aid supplies are readily available and well stocked?

  • 2.5.4 - Are there adequate facilities available for the disposal of sharps?

2.6 - Medication Procedure

  • 2.6.1 - Is there a medication policy in place?

  • 2.6.2 - Are an appropriate amount of staff trained in administering medication?

  • 2.6.3 - Is medication stored in a locked medication cabinet or separate lockable fridge where necessary?

  • 2.6.4 - Do parents complete the required paperwork?

  • 2.6.5 - Is paperwork completed on receiving and administering medication?

  • 2.6.6 - Are individual health care plans in place (where required)?

  • 2.6.7 - Are out of date medicines or no longer needed medicines returned to parents?

  • 2.6.8 - Are procedures in place for controlling Allergens within school?

2.7 - Security and Safeguarding

  • 2.7.1 - Is there a signing in/out procedure or access control system in use?

  • 2.7.2 - Are there sufficient security arrangements to control access to school buildings?

  • 2.7.3 - Are gates locked when the the school is not in use?

  • 2.7.4 - Is there a clearly defined route between the site entrance(s) and reception, with access to children avoided where practicable?

2.8 - Safety Representation/Inspections

  • 2.8.1 - Do you have any form of H&S committee?

  • 2.8.2 - Is there a named governor with H&S responsibilities?

  • 2.8.3 - Is the governor involved in serious accident and incident investigations?

  • 2.8.4 - Is H&S an agenda item at SLT / Governors meetings?

  • 2.8.5 - Are safety inspections carried out by a competent person and evidenced?

  • 2.8.6 - Has the governor undergone any specific Health & Safety training?

2.9 - General Training

  • 2.9.1 - Have all staff received Site Specific Induction training?

  • 2.9.2 - Have all staff received H&S Awareness training?

  • 2.9.3 - Have all staff received Manual Handling training?

  • 2.9.4 - Have all staff received Working at Height training?

  • 2.9.5 - Have all staff received Basic Fire Safety training?

  • 2.9.6 - Have all relevant staff received COSHH training?

  • 2.9.7 - Have all relevant staff received Food Hygiene training?

  • 2.9.8 - Have all relevant staff received Risk Assessment training?

  • 2.9.9 - Have all relevant staff received Fire Warden training?

  • 2.9.10 - Have all relevant staff received Lone Working training?

  • 2.9.11 - Have all relevant staff received advanced Health & Safety training (i.e. IOSH Managing Safely, NEBOSH Certificate)?

  • 2.9.12 - Are appropriate training records kept?

2.10 - Wellbeing

  • 2.10.1 - Is there a Wellbeing Policy in place?

  • 2.10.2 - Is there evidence that the Wellbeing Policy has been communicated to all staff?

  • 2.10.3 - Does the school have mechanisms in place to identify and act upon staff wellbeing issues or concerns?

  • 2.10.4 - Are there Procedures in place for managing staff wellbeing, where any issues or concerns have been highlighted?

2.11 - New and Expectant Mothers

  • 2.11.1 - Are specific risk assessments carried out for New & Expectant Mothers?

  • 2.11.2 - Are managers aware of the need to modify tasks or consider alternative working arrangements depending on the findings of risk assessments?

  • 2.11.3 - Are there welfare facilities available for New & Expectant Mothers?

  • 2.11.4 - Is there evidence that managers review New & Expectant Mother Risk Assessment with individuals?

2.12 - Educational Visits

  • 2.12.1- Have school Educational Visits Coordinators (EVC) been appointed and suitably trained? (with 3 yearly refreshers)

  • 2.12.2 - Are suitable and sufficient risk assessments carried out for all visits?

  • 2.12.3 - Are all high risk visits authorised by the school EVC?

  • 2.12.4 - Are necessary checks carried to ensure necessary providers and activity leaders are competent?

  • 2.12.5 - Does the school retain all documentation relation to educational visits?

  • 2.12.6 - Are Procedures in place to communicate with parents in the event of an emergency while on an educational visit?

  • 2.12.7- Are parental consent forms completed for all visits?

  • 2.12.8 - Are procedures in place for ensuring that coach operators have the appropriate license and all coaches used are fitted with seat belts?

2.13 - Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

  • 2.13.1 - Has a DSE Self-Assessment been carried out for relevant employees?

  • 2.13.2 - Have relevant employees received DSE awareness training/instruction?

  • 2.13.3 - Are procedures in place for employees to report any pain or discomfort that may be attributed to using the DSE to their supervisors and then be referred for further medical help/intervention?

  • 2.13.4 - Are all DSE assessments carried out by a competent person?

2.14 - Lettings

  • 2.14 - Does the school let out the premises or land to other users?

  • 2.14.1 - Does the school have a Lettings Policy?

  • 2.14.2 - Name of organisation:

  • 2.14.3 - Purpose of letting:

  • 2.14.4 - Risk assessments in place to cover activities being carried out?

Section 3 - Cleaning

  • 3 - Does the school buy into the Cleaning Services provided by Oldham Council?

3 - Cleaning for the school is provided by Oldham Council Cleaning Services.

3.1 - Cleaning Provision

  • 3.1.1 - Who provides the cleaning service for the school?

  • 3.1.2 - What agreement have you entered into?

3.2 - Security

  • 3.2.1 - Are all staff aware of the security control measures required on site?

  • 3.2.2 - Are all staff wearing uniform?

  • 3.2.3 - Are all staff wearing ID badges?

3.3 - Ladders

  • 3.3.1 - Are ladders stored correctly when not in use (where applicable)?

3.4 - Fire

  • 3.4.1 - Do all staff know the evacuation route out of the building and where the fire assembly point is?

  • 3.4.2 - Do the school/college fire evacuation procedures take into account cleaning staff working out of core hours?

  • 3.4.3 - Are premises emergency procedures shared with the cleaning staff?

3.5 - Storage

  • 3.5.1 - Is there adequate storage available?

  • 3.5.2 - Are sluice sinks available for cleaning staff to use?

  • 3.5.3 - Is the store room fitted with suitable shelving?

  • 3.5.4 - Are all cleaning rooms kept clean and tidy?

  • 3.5.5 - Are all cleaning rooms kept locked shut?

3.6 - First Aid Procedures

  • 3.6.1 - Is suitable first aid equipment available?

  • 3.6.2 - Are there arrangements in place for providing first aid to cleaning staff?

3.7 - Communication with premises management?

  • 3.7.1 - Is there a system in place for reporting defects?

  • 3.7.2 - Is there good communication with the premises management?

3.8 - Equipment

  • 3.8.1 - Are maintenance records available for cleaning machines (where applicable)?

  • 3.8.2 - Is adequate warning signage displayed (where appropriate)?

  • 3.8.3 - Are keys for machinery adequately controlled (where appropriate)?

3.9 - Waste

  • 3.9.1 - Are staff aware of the correct procedure for removal of waste?

  • 3.9.2 - Are external bins safely accessible by cleaning staff?

  • 3.9.3 - Are external bins suitable for use by the cleaning staff?

  • 3.9.4 - Are suitable arrangements in place for the safe disposal of Sharps/Bio hazards?

3.10 - COSHH

  • 3.10.1 - Are COSHH Assessments available to staff for all hazardous products in use?

  • 3.10.2 - Are all products suitably labelled?

  • 3.10.3 - Are all products adequately stored?

3.11 - Training

  • 3.11.1 - Have staff received site specific Induction training?

  • 3.11.2 - Have staff received H&S Awareness training?

  • 3.11.3 - Have staff received training in Manual Handling?

  • 3.11.4 - Have staff received training in COSHH?

  • 3.11.5 - Have staff received training in Working at Height (where applicable)?

  • 3.11.6 - Have staff received training in use of machinery (where applicable)?

  • 3.11.7 - Have staff received training in Sharps/Bio Hazards?

  • 3.11.8 - Have staff received training in Lone Working (where applicable)?

  • 3.11.9 - Are appropriate training records kept?

3.12 - Risk Assessments

  • 3.12.1 - Are written Risk Assessments in place for identified significant risks? (i.e. Work at Height, Manual Handling, Sharps/Bio Hazards, Machinery, Lone Working etc.).

  • 3.12.2 - List examples of risk assessments reviewed at the time of the audit:

  • 3.12.3 - Is there evidence that risk assessments have been communicated to all relevant staff?

  • 3.12.4 - Are risk assessments reviewed periodically?

Section 4 - Catering

  • 4 - Does the school buy into the Catering Services provided by Oldham Council?

4 - Catering for the school is provided by Oldham Council Education Catering Services.

4.1 - Catering Provision

  • 4.1.1 - Who provides the catering service for the school?

  • 4.1.2 - What agreement have you entered into?

4.2 - Security

  • 4.2.1 - Are all staff aware of the security control measures required on site?

  • 4.2.2 - Are all staff wearing uniform?

  • 4.2.3 - Are all staff wearing ID badges?

  • 4.2.4 - Is it possible to lock the external kitchen door?

4.3 - Building Fabric

  • 4.3.1 - Are there any windows in the kitchen?

  • 4.3.2 - Do the windows open?

  • 4.3.3 - Are window openings fitted with fly screens?

  • 4.3.4 - Is there any means of monitoring temperature in the kitchen?

  • 4.3.5 - Is there any means of controlling temperature in the kitchen?

  • 4.3.6 - Is there any form of extraction system installed in the kitchen?

  • 4.3.7 - Is the extraction system cleaned on a regular basis?

  • 4.3.8 - Is the extraction system serviced on a regular basis?

  • 4.3.9 - Are the facilities available fit for purpose and in a good state of repair?

  • 4.3.10 - Are lighting levels adequate in the kitchen?

  • 4.3.11 - Is the floor type suitable for the environment?

  • 4.3.12 - Is the floor free from defects?

  • 4.3.13 - Are spillage procedures in place?

  • 4.3.14 - Is there adequate access/egress through the kitchen?

4.4 - Fire

  • 4.4.1 - Do all staff know the evacuation route out of the building and where the fire assembly point is?

  • 4.4.2 - Do the school/college fire evacuation procedures take into account catering staff?

  • 4.4.3 - Are premises emergency procedures shared with the catering staff?

  • 4.4.4 - Is there a deep fat fryer in use in the kitchen?

  • 4.4.5 - Is there a wet chemical fire extinguisher available in the kitchen?

4.5 - Storage

  • 4.5.1 - Is there adequate storage available?

  • 4.5.2 - Is this storage close to the external kitchen door?

  • 4.5.3 - Is the store room fitted with suitable shelving?

  • 4.5.4 - Is there a chill room/walk in fridge/freezer?

  • 4.5.5 - Is there adequate means of escape from chill room/walk in fridge/freezer

4.6 - First Aid Procedures

  • 4.6.1 - Is suitable first aid equipment available?

  • 4.6.2 - Are there arrangements in place for providing first aid to catering staff?

4.7 - Communication with premises management?

  • 4.7.1 - Is there a system in place for reporting defects?

  • 4.7.2 - Is there good communication with the premises management?

4.8 - Equipment

  • 4.8.1 - Are guards fitted to machines (where applicable)?

  • 4.8.2 - Is adequate warning signage displayed (where appropriate)?

  • 4.8.3 - Are maintenance records available for catering machines (where applicable)?

  • 4.8.4 - Are all fixed metal benches earthed?

  • 4.8.5 - Are all mobile benches fitted with working brakes?

  • 4.8.6 - Is catering equipment in a good state of repair?

  • 4.8.7 - Are emergency stops available for gas/electric/water and do staff know the locations and how to operate?

4.9 - Waste

  • 4.9.1 - Is there adequate room for storage of bins within the kitchen?

  • 4.9.2 - Is there easy access to the external bin area from the kitchen?

  • 4.9.3 - Is there adequate provision for dealing with waste oil (where applicable)?

4.10 - COSHH

  • 4.10.1 - Are COSHH Assessments available to staff for all hazardous products in use?

  • 4.10.2 - Are all products suitably labelled?

  • 4.10.3 - Are all products adequately stored?

  • 4.10.4 - Is PPE available for specific products?

4.11 - Dining Area

  • 4.11.1 - Is there a dedicated dining area?

  • 4.11.2 - What type of dining equipment is in use?

  • 4.11.3 - Who is responsible for setting up the dining equipment?

  • 4.11.4 - Who is responsible for cleaning the dining equipment?

  • 4.11.5 - Who is responsible for putting away the dining equipment?

  • 4.11.6 - Is the dining equipment maintained (and by whom)?

  • 4.11.7 - Is there adequate time allowed for setting up/stripping down the dining equipment?

  • 4.11.8 - Are catering staff trained to set up/strip down dining room equipment (where relevant)?

  • 4.11.9 - Is there adequate storage for dining equipment?

4.12 - Risk Assessments

  • 4.12.1 - Are written Risk Assessments in place for identified significant risks? (i.e. Manual Handling, Machinery, Lone Working etc.).

  • 4.12.2 - List examples of risk assessments reviewed at the time of the audit:

  • 4.12.3 - Is there evidence that risk assessments have been communicated to all relevant staff?

  • 4.12.4 - Are risk assessments reviewed periodically?

4.13 - Training

  • 4.13.1 - Have staff received site specific Induction training?

  • 4.13.2 - Have staff received H&S Awareness training?

  • 4.13.3 - Have staff received training in Manual Handling?

  • 4.13.4 - Have staff received training in COSHH?

  • 4.13.5 - Have staff received training in use of machinery (where applicable)?

  • 4.13.6 - Are appropriate training records kept?

Section 5 - Secondary Schools

  • Is this a Secondary School or College?

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Section 6 - Art Department

6 - ART DEPARTMENT

  • Is there an Art Department?

6.1 - Head of Department

  • Head of Departments Name?

6.2 - Health & Safety Management

  • 6.2.1 - Is there an up to date departmental Health & Safety policy?

  • 6.2.2 - Date of last review:

  • 6.2.3 - Is there evidence to show colleagues inn the department are aware of the policy and have access to it?

6.3 - Risk Assessment

  • 6.3.1 - The department has documented Risk Assessments and where applicable SSW's for all significant risks identified?

  • 6.3.2 - Are Risk Assessments subject to periodic review?

  • 6.3.3 - Date of last review:

  • 6.3.4 - Is there evidence that risk assessments have been communicated to staff?

6.4 - Training

  • 6.4.1 - Are there documented procedures for the induction and training of departmental staff?

  • 6.4.2 - Does the department keep a record of all health & safety training conducted by colleagues?

  • 6.4.3 - Health & Safety rules/procedures in place, shown to pupils and enforced?

6.5 - First Aid

  • 6.5.1 - Suitable amount of first aid kits with adequate stock?

  • 6.5.2 - Competent first aiders available within the department?

6.6 - Fire

  • 6.6.1 - Fire fighting equipment available suitable for the environment?

6.7 - COSHH

  • 6.7.1 - Is there a inventory of chemicals held within the department with amounts, location and hazard identification present?

  • 6.7.2 - Hazcards and/or COSHH Assessments in place for all hazardous chemicals?

  • 6.7.3 - Chemicals stored correctly, adequately labelled and in bunds?

6.8 - Work Environment

  • 6.8.1 - Art room is locked off when not in use?

  • 6.8.2 - Classrooms of adequate space for number of students and activities undertaken?

  • 6.8.3 - Storage of items are reasonably tidy with no combustible materials located near to sources of ignition?

  • 6.8.4 - Are adequate welfare facilities available for staff within the department?

6.9 - Equipment

  • 6.9.1 - Craft knives checked in and locked away after use?

  • 6.9.2 - Equipment (pottery wheels, pug mills, guillotines, etc) safely positioned and guarded?

  • 6.9.3 - Equipment locked/isolated when not in use?

  • 6.9.4 - Maintenance/service records available for equipment (pug mills, kiln, etc) ? Regular informal checks are conducted by staff?

6.10 - Dark Rooms

  • 6.10.1 - Dark rooms are suitable for use by staff and pupils?

6.11 - Pottery

  • 6.11.1 - Kiln is caged or in a separate lockable room?

  • 6.11.2 - Clear space and no combustible materials around the kiln?

  • 6.11.3 - Kiln doors are fitted with an interlock system to prevent opening during firing?

  • 6.11.4 - Is there adequate mechanical ventilation?

  • 6.11.5 - Kiln warning light in place to indicate when in use?

  • 6.11.6 - Maintenance/service records available for equipment?

Section 7 - Design & Technology

7 - DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

  • Is there a Design & Technology Department?

7.1 - Head of Department

  • Head of Departments Name?

7.2 - Health and Safety Management

  • 7.2.1 - Is there an up to date departmental Health & Safety policy?

  • 7.2.2 - Date of last review

  • 7.2.3 - Is there evidence to show that colleagues nin the department are aware of policy and have access to it?

7.3 - Risk Assessment

  • 7.3.1 - The department has documented risk assessments and where applicable, SSW's for all significant risks identified?

  • 7.3.2 - Are Risk Assessments subject to periodic review?

  • 7.3.3 - Date of last review:

  • 7.3.4 - Is there evidence that risk assessments have been communicated to staff?

7.4 - Training

  • 7.4.1 - Are there documented procedures for the induction and training of departmental staff?

  • 7.4.2 - Does the department keep a record of all health & safety training conducted by colleagues?

  • 7.4.3 - Health & Safety related rules/procedures in place, shown to pupils & enforced?

7.5 - Storage

  • 7.5.1 - Is the wood and metal store tidy, with adequate racking and away from teaching areas?

  • 7.5.2 - Tools are checked in after use and stored tidily in racks?

  • 7.5.3 - Are all chemicals stored correctly and labelled?

7.6 - Work Environment

  • 7.6.1 - Prep room locked off when not in use?

  • 7.6.2 - Is the work environment suitable for the work being undertaken?

  • 7.6.3 - Are safety rules displayed in all workrooms and provided to students?

  • 7.6.4 - Services isolated/locked off when workshop is unsupervised?

  • 7.6.5 - Classrooms of adequate space for number of students and activities undertaken?

  • 7.6.6 - Are the workshop emergency stop buttons clearly marked, even distributed and accessible?

  • 7.6.7 - Lighting uniform and adequate for the activities taking place?

  • 7.6.8 - Flooring maintained in good condition and non slip?

7.7 - Equipment

  • 7.7.1 - Maintenance/service records available for equipment? This includes in house checks as well as annual inspections.

  • 7.7.2 - Is hazardous equipment securely locked away and not accessible to unauthorised users?

  • 7.7.3 - Fixed appliances in good condition and correctly connected to power supply?

  • 7.7.4 - Electricity shut off and gas isolation valves accessible, working and available to staff?

  • 7.7.5 - Is there RCD protection in place for electrical systems (fixed, socket outlets and portable equipment)?

  • 7.7.6 - Brakes fitted to relevant machines (i.e. Circular saw, bandsaw, planner etc.) to stop machine in 10 seconds or less?

  • 7.7.7 - Is all high risk machinery fitted with either key interlocks or lockable isolator switches and locked off when not in use?

  • 7.7.8 - Maintenance/service/inspection records available for machinery?

  • 7.7.9 - Is there sufficient clear space around fixed machines and are the safe working areas clearly defined?

  • 7.7.10 - Are Local Exhaust Ventilation systems regularly maintained and subject to a thorough examination every 14 months?

  • 7.7.10 - Is extraction system fitted and interlocked with machine?

7.8 - First Aid

  • 7.8.1 - Suitable amounts of first aid kits with adequate stock available?

  • 7.8.2 - Competent first aiders available within the department?

7.9 - COSHH

  • 7.9.1 - Is there a inventory of chemicals held within the department with amounts, location and hazard identification present?

  • 7.9.2 - Hazcards and/or COSHH Assessments in place for all hazardous chemicals?

  • 7.9.3 - Chemicals stored correctly, adequately labelled & in bunds?

7.10 - Fire

  • 7.10.1 - Fire fighting equipment available suitable for the environment?
    - Metal and heat bay: powder, CO2 and fire blanket
    - Wood: water and CO2

Section 8 - Food Technology

8 - FOOD TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

  • Is there a Food Technology department?

8.1 - Head of Department

  • Head of Departments Name?

8.2 - Health & Safety Management

  • 8.2.1 - Is there an up to date departmental Health & Safety policy?

  • 8.2.2 - Date of last review:

  • 8.2.3 - Is there evidence to show colleagues in the department are aware of the policy and have access to it?

8.3 - Risk Assessment

  • 8.3.1 - The department has documented Risk Assessments and where applicable SSW's for all significant risks identified?

  • 8.3.2 - Are Risk Assessments subject to periodic review?

  • 8.3.3 - Date of last review:

  • 8.3.4 - Do risk assessments cover any situations not covered by model assessments? (e.g. students with special needs, learning difficulties, behavioural problems, etc)

8.4 - Training

  • 8.4.1 - Are there documented procedures for the induction and training of departmental staff?

  • 8.4.2 - Does the department keep a record of all health & safety training conducted by colleagues?

  • 8.4.3 - Health & Safety rules/procedures in place, shown to pupils and enforced?

8.5 - First Aid

  • 8.5.1 - Suitable amount of first aid kits with adequate stock?

  • 8.5.2 - Competent first aiders available within the department?

8.6 - Fire

  • 8.6.1 - Appropriate fire fighting equipment available?
    CO2 and Fire blanket

8.7 - COSHH

  • 8.7.1 - Inventory of chemicals held within department with amounts, location and hazard identification present?

  • 8.7.2 - Hazcards and/or COSHH Assessments in place for all hazardous chemicals?

  • 8.7.3 - Chemicals stored correctly, adequately labelled and in bunds?

8.8 - Work Environment

  • 8.8.1 - Prep room locked off when not in use?

  • 8.8.2 - Is the work environment suitable for the work being undertaken?

  • 8.8.3 - Classroom of adequate space for number of students and activities undertaken?

  • 8.8.4 - Electricity shut off and gas isolation valves accessible, working and available to staff? Are the workshop emergency stop buttons clearly marked evenly distributed and accessible?

  • 8.8.5 - Is there RCD protection for socket outlets? Sufficient electric socket outlets for portable equipment -location and condition?

  • 8.8.6 - Are rooms generally clean and tidy?

  • 8.8.7 - Lighting uniform and adequate for activities taking place?

  • 8.8.8 - Heating and ventilation suitable?

  • 8.8.9 - Flooring maintained in good condition and non slip? Floors clean and washed daily with no obvious dirt traps?

  • 8.8.10 - Worktops in good condition and sealed to walls?

8.9 - Equipment

  • 8.9.1 - Is hazardous equipment securely locked away and not accessible to unauthorised users?

  • 8.9.2 - Portable food mixers/processors in good order with safety interlocks working?

  • 8.9.3 - Fixed appliances in good condition and correctly connected to power supply?

  • 8.9.4 - Safety chain fitted to gas cookers?

  • 8.9.5 - Pressure cookers inspected regularly?

  • 8.9.6 - Fridges and freezers in good condition and working at appropriate temperatures?

  • 8.9.7 - Maintenance/service records available for equipment?

Section 9 - PE

9 - PE DEPARTMENT

  • Is there a PE department?

9.1 - Head of Department

  • Head of Departments Name?

9.2 - Health & Safety Management

  • 9.2.1 - Is there an up to date departmental health & safety policy?

  • 9.2.2 - Date of last review:

  • 9.2.3 - Is there evidence to show colleagues in the department are aware of the policy and have access to it?

9.3 - Risk Assessment

  • 9.3.1 - Are all activities checked against controls specified in AfPE 'Safe practice in PE and school sport' and risk assessments adapted to reflect local conditions?

  • 9.3.2 - Are risk assessments subject to periodic review?

  • 9.3.3 - Date of last review

  • 9.3.4 - Is there evidence that risk assessments have been communicated to staff?

  • 9.3.5 - Do all colleagues in the department have access to AfPE 'Safe practice in PE and school sport'?

9.4 - Training

  • 9.4.1 - Are there documented procedures for the induction and training of departmental staff?

  • 9.4.2 - Does the department keep a record of all health & safety training conducted by colleagues?

  • 9.4.3 - Health & Safety rules/procedures in place, shown to pupils and enforced?

  • 9.4.4 - For potentially hazardous activities (swimming, trampolining, gymnastics, rugby coaching, etc) do all staff hold a recognised and current qualification? (e.g. NGB award)

9.5 - First Aid

  • 9.5.1 - Suitable amount of first aid kits with adequate stock?

  • 9.5.2 - Competent first aiders available within the department?

  • 9.5.3 - PE staff have had a level of first aid training in order to manage an initial injury situation?

9.6 - Fire

  • 9.6.1 - Fire Fighting equipment available suitable for the environment?

9.7 - Work Environment

  • 9.7.1 - Safety glazing to BS6206 or glazing film applied to glass within sports halls, gymnasiums, etc?

  • 9.7.2 - Lighting protected/positioned to avoid damage and adequate for activities taking place?

  • 9.7.3 - Heating maintained at a comfortable temperature?

  • 9.7.4 - Flooring/surfaces maintained in good condition and provide a uniform surface?

  • 9.7.5 - Playing fields/pitches visually inspected before use and free from hazardous materials?

  • 9.7.6 - No perimeter intrusions into PE areas (pitches, courts, playing areas) ?

  • 9.7.7 - PE facilities locked when not in use to prevent unauthorised access?

  • 9.7.8 - Suitable changing facilities with showers?

9.8 - Equipment

  • 9.8.1 - PE equipment inspected within past 12 months by a competent person? Regular informal checks are conducted by staff?

  • 9.8.2 - Trampolines stored securely (chained/padlocked) ?

9.9 - Storage

  • 9.9.1 - Sufficient storage space and reasonably tidy?

  • 9.9.2 - Changing accommodation adequate space to change safely and store clothes/bags ?

Section 10 - Science Department

10 - SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

  • Is there a Science department?

10.1 - Head of Department

  • Head of Departments Name?

10.2 - Health & Safety Management

  • 10.2.1 - Is there an up to date departmental health & safety policy?

  • 10.2.2 - Date of last review

  • 10.2.3 - Is there evidence to show colleagues in the department are aware of the policy and have access to it?

10.3 - Risk Assessment

  • 10.3.1 - The department has documented Risk Assessments and where applicable SSW's for all significant risks identified?

  • 10.3.2 - Are risk assessments subject to periodic review?

  • 10.3.3 - Date of last review:

  • 10.3.4 - Is there evidence that risk assessments have been communicated to staff?

10.4 - Training

  • 10.4.1 - Are there documented procedures for the induction and training of departmental staff?

  • 10.4.2 - Does the department keep a record of all health & safety training conducted by colleagues?

  • 10.4.3 - Health & Safety rules/procedures in place, shown to pupils and enforced?

  • 10.4.4 - Radiation protection supervisor appointed and training received?

10.5 - First Aid

  • 10.5.1 - Suitable amounts of first aid kits with adequate stock?

  • 10.5.2 - Competent first aiders available within the department?

  • 10.5.3 - Staff able to undertake immediate remedial measures (displayed in the lab) whilst waiting for first aider?

10.6 - Fire

  • 10.6.1 - Fire Fighting equipment available suitable for the environment?

10.7 - COSHH

  • 10.7.1 - Is there an inventory of chemicals held within the department with amounts, location and hazard identification present?

  • 10.7.2 - Hazcards and/or COSHH Assessments in place for all hazardous chemicals?

  • 10.7.3 - Annual inspection and stock check of chemicals carried out?

  • 10.7.4 - Substances stored and used in accordance with the CLEAPSS guidance and Hazcards? (CLEAPSS Lab handbook Section 7).

  • 10.7.5 - Chemical spill kits available?

  • 10.7.6 - Protocols in place for cleaners and cleaning staff aware of possible hazards within the department?

10.8 - Radioactive Sources

  • 10.8.1 - Radioactive sources securely stored?

  • 10.8.2 - Radiation protection supervisor appointed and training received?

  • 10.8.3 - Radioactive Log up to date and in use?

  • 10.8.4 - Annual leak test conducted?

10.9 - Work Environment

  • 10.9.1 - Are safety rules displayed in all labs / provided to students?

  • 10.9.2 - Electricity shut off and gas isolation valves accessible, working and available to staff?

  • 10.9.3 - Services isolated/locked off when the lab is unsupervised?

  • 10.9.4 - Prep rooms and labs locked when not in use?

  • 10.9.5 - Labs of adequate space for number of students and activities undertaken?

  • 10.9.6 - Lighting uniform and adequate for activities taking place?

  • 10.9.7 - Flooring/surfaces maintained in good condition and provide a regular surface?

  • 10.9.8 - Is the work environment suitable for the work being undertaken?

10.10 - Equipment

  • 10.10.1 - Have Fume cupboards been tested in the last 14 months?

  • 10.10.2 - Maintenance/service records available for equipment? (The adoption of checklists for safety/annual checks will aid monitoring - see CLEAPSS Running a prep room L248)

  • 10.10.3 - Vacuum, pressure equipment and autoclaves tested annually? (CLEAPSS L214)

  • 10.10.4 - Gas cylinder regulators checked annually?

10.11 - Storage and Prep areas

  • 10.11.1 - Sufficient storage space available and reasonably tidy?

  • 10.11.2 - Substances stored and used in accordance with the CLEAPSS guidance and Hazcards? (CLEAPSS Lab Handbook Section 7)

Section 11 - Drama

11 - DRAMA DEPARTMENT

  • Is there a Drama department?

11.1 - Head of Department

  • Head of Departments Name?

11.2 - Health & Safety Management

  • 11.2.1 - Is there an up to date departmental health & safety policy?

  • 11.2.2 - Date of last review

  • 11.2.3 - Are all colleagues in the department aware of the policy and have access to it?

11.3 - Risk Assessment

  • 11.3.1 - The department has documented Risk Assessments and where applicable SSW's for all significant risks identified?

  • 11.3.2 - Are Risk Assessments subject to periodic review?

  • 11.3.3 - Date of last review?

  • 11.3.4 - Is there evidence that risk assessments have been communicated to staff?

11.4 - Training

  • 11.4.1 - Are there documented procedures for the induction and training of departmental staff?

  • 11.4.2 - Does the department keep a record of all health & safety training conducted by colleagues?

  • 11.4.3 - Health & Safety rules/procedures in place, shown to pupils and enforced?

  • 11.4.4 - For potentially hazardous activities (set construction, rigging lighting and sound equipment etc.), are staff suitable qualified?

11.5 - First Aid

  • 11.5.1 - Suitable amount of first aid kits with adequate stock?

  • 11.5.2 - Competent first aiders available within the department?

11.6 - Fire

  • 11.6.1 - Fire Fighting equipment available suitable for the environment?

11.7 - Work Environment

  • 11.7.1 - Heating maintained at a comfortable temperature?

  • 11.7.2 - Flooring/surfaces maintained in good condition and provide a uniform surface?

11.8 - Equipment

  • 11.8.1 - Stage equipment checked on a regular basis?

  • 11.8.2 - Lighting and sound equipment checked on a regular basis?

  • 11.8.3 - Stage curtains fire proofed and maintained in good order?

  • 11.8.4 - Sets constructed from fire retardant materials or suitably fire proofed after construction?

11.9 - Storage

  • 11.9.1 - Sufficient storage space and reasonably tidy?

Section 12 - Closing Meeting

Summary of findings of audit

General Notes

Signatures

  • School Representatives Signature

  • Auditors Signature

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