Last reviewed on 3 March 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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See template risk assessments for pedestrian and vehicle access and movement on site, and examples of school policies.

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:

  1. What are the hazards?
  2. Who might be harmed and how?
  3. What are you doing already?
  4. Is anything further needed? By whom and by when?
  5. Date further action was completed, and date of next review

The document includes examples of