School events: template risk assessment

Use and adapt our risk assessment template to address potential hazards ahead of events such as sports day. You'll see example hazards and control measures to help you decide what to include in your risk assessment.

Last reviewed on 19 June 2023
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  1. Download our template risk assessment
  2. PTA events 
  3. Risk assessment guidance

Download our template risk assessment

Use and adapt our template risk assessment before a school event, so you can:

  • Identify possible hazards
  • Put in place appropriate control measures

We worked with our associate education experts, Jonathan Davis and Trevor Bailey, to create it.

PTA events 

If your school's parent and teacher association (PTA) is holding an event, your headteacher should:

  • Confirm whether risk assessments are being completed 
  • Provide the PTA chair with a risk assessment template and guidance if needed

For high-risk events (such as fireworks displays) your school or your PTA should contact your insurance provider to check if there are any relevant health and safety stipulations. 

Insurers could challenge a claim where your PTA is unable to prove that a risk assessment has been undertaken and appropriate action taken to mitigate against any risks. 

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