Last reviewed on 23 April 2019
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Use and adapt our risk assessment template to address potential hazards for pupils on crutches. It includes possible hazards and control measures. You can also see examples of risk assessments.

Download our template

Adapt it based on the specific circumstances of your school and based on a consultation with the pupil and their parents.

Make sure you have a personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP) to go alongside this assessment.

Example of risk assessments

Example from the Northern Ireland government

Northern Ireland's Education Authority has a sample risk assessment for pupils on crutches.

It covers areas such as:

  • Access to the school
  • Circulation space around the school
  • Housekeeping
  • Bathrooms

Download it here, under the 'School risk assessments' heading.

Example from a school

As part of a protocol for accepting pupils back into school on crutches, Sturminster Newton High School in Devon has a risk assessment that covers:

  • Fitness to be at school
  • Access to the school
  • Storage of crutches
  • Stairs and lifts
  • Passageways
  • Lessons

Download the protocol here.