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School events: template risk assessment
Use and adapt our risk assessment template to address potential hazards ahead of events like school discos. It includes possible hazards and control measures as examples to help you decide what to include.
Download our template risk assessment
Use and adapt our template risk assessment prior to your school events to support you with:
- Identifying possible hazards
- Putting in place appropriate control measures
We worked with our associate education expert, Trevor Bailey, to create it.
If your school's 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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