All risk assessments must be recorded
Having a risk assessment specifically about vehicle or pedestrian access to the school site is not a statutory requirement. However, depending on your setting, you may decide it’s a good idea.
You’re always required to assess risks and put in place appropriate control measures – and if you do, you need to keep a written record of the risk assessments. We explain all of this in our article on statutory risk assessments.
Example risk assessments
Pedestrian and vehicle movement
Kent County Council has published a pedestrian and vehicle movement risk assessment template for its schools. The risk assessment has 5 steps:
- What are the hazards?
- Who might be harmed and how?
- What are you doing already?
- Is anything further needed? By whom and by when?
- Date further action was completed, and date of next review
The document includes examples of