Risk assessment

Risk assessments (RAs) are often seen as a barrier to be able to ‘just get on’ with school activities or day to day working life. They’re not! They are however a legal requirement, and actually, if viewed in a positive light, can be an ‘enabler’ rather than an obstruction. They also demonstrate, if carried out properly, communicated appropriately and consulted upon, that you as a school body are carrying out your duty of care for all relevant people.

Risk assessment templates and guidance:

Where relevant, guidance notes are contained in each template and they all contain an action plan for further controls to reduce the risks. You do not have to use these templates, you can use another type or alternatively you could tailor them to your own needs. What these do give you though is the complete ‘Five Steps’ as advised by the HSE. A PEEP template plus guidance can be found on the Fire Precautions page. 

Covid information for educational settings:

Risk Assessment training:

“Risk assessment for managers” training workshops are available (for Heads, Bursars, Business Managers etc) – please contact nina.bickerton@suffolk.gov.uk for details on how to book. Schools can also request specific RA training workshops for their own establishment, perhaps as part of a PD day or twilight session from Nina – these can be tailored to your own needs, as you may have a specific subject you want to go through, or train a lot of people at once.