Organisation of safety and management of premises

Management of Safety

Is there a management committee or named person appointed responsible for the safe management of the premises?

How often do they report to the relevant trustees / executive committee

How are the trustees on the executive committee aware of their responsibilities for the management of the premises?

Risk Assessment

Does the site have a Site Risk Assessment?

Are the current premises Risk Assessments suitable and sufficient?

Are these shared with team members and site users? (Please add to the notes how this is achieved)

Are the Risk Assessments reviewed at least annually? (Please add to the notes the date of the site risk assessment)

Are there suitable and sufficient Method Statements / Operating Procedures / Safe Systems of Work for the tasks being carried out?

Are all completed Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Operating Procedures or Safe Systems of Work need to be easily accessible to staff and is compliance monitored?

Is appropriate signage and other controls in place as identified through risk assessments?

Have assessments been made of the site for those with additional needs?

Add information on what assessments have been taken and what reasonable adjustments have been made

Are door closers used to control the speed / weight of closing?

Are door finger guards used to protect hands from the hinged gap?

Does the site have a Health, Safety & Safeguarding Noticeboard? (If yes does it display the following)

Safeguarding info (Yellow card)

Alcohol & Drug guidance (Green card)

Safety info (Purple Card)

Gas Safety guidance

Carbon Monoxide Info

Fire Evac procedures

Good Hygiene

Food Hygiene


What guidance is given to Volunteers on Lone Scouting

Maintenance & Buildings

Is a Fire Risk Assessment in place?

When was it last reviewed?

Who carried it out?

Has it been shared with the trustees?

Is it sufficent?

Are there any outstanding actions from the Fire Risk Assessment?

Are smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide monitors in good working order and a testing regime in place?

What is the testing regime?

Are the Fire Extinguishers in good working order?

Is there a testing program in place for the Fire Extinguishers

Are the extinguishers appropriately fixed and have correct signage?

Is there Safe Access and Egress?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.