Risk assessment is the process of identifying and evaluating hazards in the workplace and putting controls in place to reduce the risks. It is an essential part of health and safety management and required by law in most countries.
There are many different types of hazards which can exist in a school environment. Some of the most common hazards include:
When carrying out a risk assessment, it is imperative to consider all the potential hazards which could affect the people who use the school buildings and grounds. This includes pupils, staff, visitors, and contractors.
The risk assessment process:
Additional tips for carrying out risk assessments in schools:
Risk assessments are an essential part of keeping schools safe. By carrying out regular risk assessments, school premises managers and caretakers can help to identify and reduce hazards and keep everyone safe.
The iProtectU health and safety software provides:
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