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Last reviewed on 24 May 2021
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Use our checklist to help you maintain your premises and meet your statutory health and safety duties. It outlines how often you should carry out tasks, separating daily, weekly, termly and annual duties.

Download our maintenance checklist to keep track of tasks

KeyDoc: school premises inspection and maintenance planner

Use our schedule of tasks and checks to keep on top of the maintenance of your school premises and help you meet your statutory duties. You should adapt this document to reflect your school's context and, if applicable, contact your local authority (LA) in case it has specific guidance about best practice.

Employers have a duty to comply with health and safety law

Premises maintenance plays an important part in staying compliant.

Employers in schools have a duty to:

  • Provide and maintain safe systems
  • Provide information, instruction, training and supervision to ensure employees' health and safety
  • Maintain a safe place of work including access, exits and a safe working environment

School type Employer Maintained schools, maintained special schools, voluntary controlled schools, maintained nursery schools and pupil referral units (PRUs) Local authority (LA) Foundation

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