Background

  • School Type

  • Approx No. of Pupils

  • Caretaker's Name

  • Contact Number

  • Resident onsite?

Community/Out of Hours Use

  • Regular Users (Mon - Fri)

  • Mon-Fri
  • User

  • Day(s) & Hour(s) of use

  • Regular Users (Weekend)

  • Weekend
  • User

  • Day(s) & Hour(s) of use

  • Occasional Users

  • Occasional
  • User

  • Day(s) & Hour(s) of use

Location

  • Setting

  • Neighbours

  • Access

Site Factors

  • Topography

Boundries

  • Is the boundary of the school clearly defined

  • Has the site got a boundary wall?

  • Wall Height

  • Has the site got a perimeter security fence?

  • Fence Height

  • Does the fence design allow views through into site?

  • What is the state of repair of the site boundary walls / fences

  • Are sections of the boundary defined by dense shrubbery / trees where there is no fence / wall

Surfaces / Landscaping

  • Is the site

  • Is there overgrown or concealing trees / shrubbery at site boundary

  • Is there overgrown or concealing trees / shrubbery throughout site

  • Are there any ponds / water features

  • Are there any ornamental gardens

  • Is there any play equipment?

  • Are there any other free standing landscape features ?

Access Routes

  • Is there vehicle access onto site?

  • How many vehicle access routes are there on site?

  • Is access via shared vehicle access route(s)?

  • How many pedestrian access routes are there on site?

  • Do the vehicle access routes have lockable gates?

  • Are the vehicle routes within site clearly defined?

  • Do the pedestrian access routes have lockable gates?

  • Are the pedestrian routes within site clearly defined?

  • What is the quality / effectiveness of the directional signage?

Car Parking / Cycle Parking

  • What onsite car parking is there?

  • Can it be monitored from reception / admin areas?

  • Is the car parking obscured by planting / trees?

  • Is there cycle storage?

  • Is it

  • Can it be monitored from the building?

  • Is the cycle parking obscured by planting / trees

External Lighting

  • Is there lighting to vehicle / pedestrian routes?

  • What is the quality / effectiveness of the installation?

  • Is there lighting to car park(s)?

  • What is the quality / effectiveness of the installation?

  • Is there lighting to sports facilities?

  • What is the quality / effectiveness of the installation?

  • Is there lighting to cycle parking?

  • What is the quality / effectiveness of the installation?

  • Is building perimeter well lit when not in use?

  • Is movement sensitive security lighting provided?

  • Are any internal security lights employed when the building is not in use.?

  • Is there any other external security lighting. Give brief details

The Buildings

  • Does the school have more than 1 building?

  • How many buildings are on site?

  • Are any of these temporary buildings

  • How many temporary buildings are there?

  • Is the school generally kept in a good state of repair?

Main Building

  • Building Name/Details

  • Approx age of building

Massing

  • Number of floors

  • Building construction type

  • Plan form

  • Building roof is

Operation

  • How many entrance points are there?

  • Is the number of entrance points restricted to one during school day?

  • Are opening windows accessible from external ground level?

  • Are opening windows accessible from roofs / walls?

  • Is there any roof-lights?

  • Are they openable?

  • Are they Polycarbonate / lightweight rooflights?

  • Do they have security shutters?

Vulnerable areas

  • Is there any internal / concealed courtyards or yards?

  • Is there any unprotected doors with large areas of glazing?

  • Is there any secluded loading bays / service areas?

  • Is there any unprotected recessed doorways / alcoves?

  • Is there any Low level / vulnerable glazing?

  • Is there a non-robust window design?

  • Is there lockable windows / doors?

  • Is there any low level / vulnerable panelling?

  • Is there any glazing facing playing fields?

  • Is there any louvered windows?

  • Is there any exposed / climbable rainwater downpipes / SVP?

  • Is there any roofs accessible from ground level /adjacent roofs / concealed areas?

  • Any further information or comments?

  • Individual Buildings

  • Building

Additional Buildings

  • Building Name/Details

  • Approx age of building

Massing

  • Number of floors

  • Building construction type

  • Plan form

  • Building roof is

Operation

  • How many entrance points are there?

  • Is the number of entrance points restricted to one during school day?

  • Are opening windows accessible from external ground level?

  • Are opening windows accessible from roofs / walls?

  • Is there any roof-lights?

  • Are they openable?

  • Are they Polycarbonate / lightweight rooflights?

  • Do they have security shutters?

Vulnerable areas

  • Is there any internal / concealed courtyards or yards?

  • Is there any unprotected doors with large areas of glazing?

  • Is there any secluded loading bays / service areas?

  • Is there any unprotected recessed doorways / alcoves?

  • Is there any Low level / vulnerable glazing?

  • Is there a non-robust window design?

  • Is there lockable windows / doors?

  • Is there any low level / vulnerable panelling?

  • Is there any glazing facing playing fields?

  • Is there any louvered windows?

  • Is there any exposed / climbable rainwater downpipes / SVP?

  • Is there any roofs accessible from ground level /adjacent roofs / concealed areas?

  • Any further information or comments?

Ancillary Items

Sports facilities

  • Does the school have grass sports pitches?

  • Does the school have fenced off tennis / hard play areas?

  • Does the school have a swimming pool?

  • Is it an indoor or outdoor swimming pool?

  • Does the school have an outdoor swimming pool secured with high boundary walls / fences?

  • Does the school have free standing changing pavilion(s) / sports associated building(s)?

  • Does the school have free standing stores for sports equipment?

Ongoing construction work

  • Is there any construction works ongoing?

  • Is the site boundary secure?

  • Are there unsecured combustible materials?

  • Is there unsecured contractor's equipment?

  • Is there out of hours Security?

Management Issues

Key Holders / locking up

  • Is there a proper system to control issue of keys?

  • Is there an established procedure for locking up?

  • Is the caretaker always responsible for locking up?

  • If the caretaker doesn't lock up, are the persons who use the building out of normal hours briefed on securing the premises when they leave?

  • Are all rooms checked to ensure that no one is concealed prior to locking up?

  • Are all entrance doors locked and windows and skylights secured as part of locking up?

  • Is there a system for periodically checking security fittings such as locks, catches and bolts?

Cleaning / maintenance

  • Is the timing of the cleaning arrangements designed to facilitate supervision

  • Is this usually carried-out out of school hours?

  • Is there a system for logging contractors in / out ?

  • Are all contractors supervised by the caretaker?

  • Are all tools and ladders securely locked away when not in use?

  • Is a maintenance log kept for the premises?

Security during Working Hours

  • Are measures taken to prevent unauthorised entry during school hours school hours?

  • Are the buildings generally designed to prevent ready access except through normal entrances
    normal entrances?

  • Are emergency final exit doors designed to prevent unauthorised access whilst facilitating unimpeded escape in the event of emergency.

  • Are visitors encouraged to use the main entrance and is it clearly signposted
    clearly signposted?

  • Is it possible to monitor the arrival and departure of visitors?

  • Are visitors asked for identification?

  • Are visitors asked to sign in and out?

  • Are visitors escorted to their destination?

  • Is reception fitted with a panic alarm / method of summoning assistance in the event of unwanted / problematic visitors ?

  • Are the more remote teaching areas fitted with panic alarms / a method of summoning assistance in the event of an emergency?

  • Are staff and students encouraged to challenge / report strangers whom they see in the building?

  • Are the more remote teaching areas fitted with panic alarms / a method of summoning assistance in the event of an emergency?

  • Are most teaching areas fitted with panic alarms / a method of summoning assistance in the event of an emergency?

  • Are all staff made aware of the alarm / response procedures and are the routines practiced?

  • Is personal safety training routinely offered to staff?

  • Has the school had any cases of pupil abduction during the last 5 years?

  • Does the school have a policy to protect pupils identified as being at risk of abduction?

  • Are members of the public prevented from entering unauthorised parts of the building during community or evening use?

  • If so, are alternative means of escape made available and clearly signed
    clearly signed?

Security Outside Working Hours

  • Are special arrangements made for surveillance during vulnerable times such as evenings and school holidays?

  • Is external security lighting provided?

  • Are the premises checked by :

  • Are premises well-lit when not in use?

  • Is the caretaker readily accessible at most times?

  • Can the caretaker quickly contact the LEA, security company, police and fire services?

  • Is a relief caretaker employed to cover sickness / leave?

Theft

  • Are there secure storerooms or containers for securing attractive items such as

  • If secure workstations are not available, are valuable items always placed in secure storage when not in use?

  • Are rooms containing attractive equipment: offices, workshops and store rooms, kept locked when not in use?

  • Are cash holdings kept to a minimum?

  • Where attractive equipment cannot be locked out of sight, do windows affording views into the room from outside have blinds / curtains / shutters?

  • Are staff and pupils advised of the need to safeguard personal property?

  • Is cash counted out of sight?

  • Is money removed from the premises overnight?

  • Is equipment marked so as to identify the owner and a sign displayed to this effect to deter thieves?

  • Is there a safe for valuables?

  • Is access to the safe limited and monitored?

  • Are lockers / secure storage provided for:

Detection & alarm systems

Intruder alarm

  • Has the school got an intruder detection and alarm system?

  • Is the alarm regularly set when the school in not in use?

  • Has the alarm got an automatic link to the police via a central monitoring centre?

  • Has the school got a maintenance contract on the installation?

  • Are designated staff trained and confident in use of alarm?

  • Was the alarm installed by a member of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) or National Supervisory Council for Intruder Alarms (NSCIA)?

  • Does alarm coverage include

CCTV

  • Has the school got a CCTV system?

  • Is the school responsible for its operation and storage of the images?

  • Is the system operational:

  • Are external areas covered by CCTV?

  • Is there a maintenance contract on the system?

  • Is reception / the main entrance covered by CCTV?

  • Is it a standalone system of does the feed go elsewhere?

Fire detection / alarm

  • Has the school got an automatic fire detection and alarm system?

  • Has the alarm got an automatic link to the fire brigade / an alarm centre?

  • Is the alarm is tested regularly?

  • Does alarm coverage include

  • Has the building got a sprinkler system?

  • Is it a full or partial sprinkler system?

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