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Stay compliant and keep your pupils, staff and visitors safe with our checklist of the risk assessments you need to have in your school. Plus, see advice on when to do a risk assessment.

You must assess health and safety risks to your employees and others

You don't need a standalone health and safety risk assessment to meet this requirement. 

Instead, make sure staff know exactly which risk assessments apply to their role, workplace and activities. Ensure staff read these in full. 

Download our checklist to help you meet this requirement.

KeyDoc: statutory risk assessment checklist

The checklist covers:

  • Workers under 18
  • Asbestos
  • Substances hazardous to health
  • Display screen equipment
  • Fire
  • First aid
  • Manual handling
  • Work at height
  • Children being drawn into terrorism
  • Swimming pools
  • Coronavirus

Please note: there may be other areas for which you need to assess risks, depending on your school's facilities and activities.

You can also download our separate coronavirus risk assessment, although this isn’t required. Government guidance explains that schools should consider COVID-19 “one risk amongst others” when preparing health and safety risk assessments (see section 1).

If you're aware that a staff member is pregnant, or there

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