Health & Safety Risk assessments are a statutory requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, so it is essential that schools engage in this practice to remain compliant and ensure the safety of their students and employees.
Watch our short video below on how to make sure your risk assessments are carried out correctly.
A risk assessment is the process of identifying hazards, evaluating risks and controlling or eliminating those hazards during daily tasks and activities.
The next part of this process involves applying control measures to make sure employees and students, as well as any visitors to your site, are safe. Ultimately, you must take reasonable steps to prevent potential harm that you have identified during your assessments.
It is also required to keep a written record of all of your assessments.
There are a few factors that determine how often you should conduct an assessment.
It is crucial to note that the effectiveness of risk assessment compliance depends on how well it is communicated to employees.
If you have any questions around your Health & Safety responsibilities, contact the Citation team today on 0345 844 1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.