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Use these health and safety checklists for classrooms to save you time and make sure staff and pupils are working in a safe environment. Download our KeyDoc checklist for specialist classrooms to use alongside a checklist from the Health and Safety Executive for generic classrooms.

Generic checklist for classrooms

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has a health and safety checklist for standard classrooms.

It doesn't cover specialist facilities, such as:

  • Drama facilities
  • Sports facilities
  • Specialist classrooms (like science labs, design and technology facilities, or IT classrooms)

You can use our checklist to assess these facilities (see the next section).

The checklist isn't mandatory, but it can help you make sure your classrooms meet minimum health and safety standards.

The checklist covers:

  • Movement around the classroom
  • Work at height
  • Furniture and fixtures
  • Manual handling
  • Computers and similar equipment
  • Electrical and equipment services
  • Asbestos
  • Fire
  • Workplace (ventilation and heating)

There is space at the end to list additional hazards and note any further action that might be needed.

Health and safety checklist for classrooms, HSE (Adobe pdf file)

Checklists for specialist classrooms

Classrooms in special schools Science classrooms/laboratories Facilities for art and design technology Sports and dance

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