Health and safety checklists for classrooms

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

Last reviewed on 12 April 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Use the HSE checklist for standard classrooms
  2. Use our checklists for specialist classrooms
  3. Follow DfE health and safety guidance

Please note: the checklists in this article are for staff to use for regular, visual checks of classrooms, and are not exhaustive. Some health and safety issues - for example, how your school deals with ventilation as a control measure for infectious diseases, including COVID-19 - should be set out in your health and safety policy for staff to use alongside classroom checklists.

Use the HSE checklist for standard classrooms

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

It's not mandatory, but it can help you make sure your classrooms meet minimum health and safety standards.

The checklist is suitable for ‘ordinary’ classrooms, and covers:

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