Generic risk assessment templates

Use these generic risk assessment templates – from the HSE, a local authority and a university – to help you create your own.

Last reviewed on 21 December 2021
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  1. Use a template and see examples from the HSE
  2. Download a local authority template
  3. See 3 templates from a university

If you're looking for a model risk assessment policy, see this article, which includes examples from other schools. You can also download a checklist of statutory and mandatory risk assessments for your school.

Use a template and see examples from the HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has a generic risk assessment template that can be adapted for use in any workplace (see section 3). Use the template to keep a record of:

  • How you're controlling risks
  • Who might be harmed in your workplace
  • Further actions you may need to take, and who will take them

The same page has typical example assessments you can download. There's no example for a school, but you may find elements of the other examples useful.

Download a local authority template

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