Interactive Risk Assessments for Primary Schools

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Tool 4 of the Guidelines contains a series of risk assessment templates for primary schools.  The templates list some of the most common hazards identified in the school environment and their associated risks.  The templates also list a range of control measures that could be in place to eliminate such hazards or reduce their risks. Click on Tool 4 to view further information and guidance on the risk assessment templates.


Note: the following templates contain a non-exhaustive list of hazards and risks present in your school.  It may therefore be necessary to use the blank template (no 55) provided for those hazards not specifically dealt with. These templates should form a good foundation for identifying hazards, assessing risks and implementing controls.  However, you must also pay close attention to your school environment and identify and write down other hazards and controls that you have in place or are required to be put in place.  Each of the 55 templates listed below are interactive and may be downloaded and completed as required.

No-1 Slips, Trips And Falls
No-2 Hot Drinks
No-3 Portable Electrical Appliances
No-4 Use of Knives and Cutters
No-5 General Considerations
No-6 Playground Slips, Trips, Falls and dangerous objects
No-7 Playground Incident of Sudden Sickness-Injury
No-8 Playground Aggressive or Violent behaviour
No-9 Student Considerations
No-10 First Aid
No-11 Administration of Medicine
No-12 Fire-Classroom-Office
No-13 Fire - Events
No-14 Carpark
No-15 General Access-Egress
No-16 Visitors Log
No-17 Drop Off-Pick Up
No-18 Computers - General Considerations
No-19 Staff Room
No-20 Bullying
No-21 Stress
No-22 Aggressive, Threatening, Behaviour towards a staff member
No-23 Home visits by home school liaison teacher or other
No-24 Pregnant, Post Natal & Breastfeeding
No-25 Single Teacher School
No-26 Lone Workers (eg. Caretakers)
No-27 Noise
No-28 Manual Handling
No-29 Platforms, Lifts
No-30 Radon
No-31 Mould
No-32 Asbestos
No-33 Legionella
No-34 Exercise Equipment - Gym Equipment
No-35 Goal Posts
No-36 Special Events
No-37 School Excursions
No-38 Outdoor Activity
No-39 Cleaning - General Considerations
No-40 Hazardous Substances
No-41 Waste Compacter and Baler
No-42 Work at Height - Ladders
No-43 Toilets and Showers
No-44 General Considerations
No-45 Construction Contractors
No-46 Tractor Maintenance
No-47 Boiler house and fuel tanks
No-48 Grass Cutting - Ride-on Mower
No-49 Pressure Washer
No-50 Strimmer
No-51 Waste Compactor and-or Baler
No-52 Work at Height - Ladders
No-53 Canteen - General Considerations
No-54 Working with Chemical Products
No-55 Blank Template

In addition to the risk assessment templates the following tools may also be downloaded:

Tool 5: Sample Accident or Incident Record Form for use in the school
Tool 6: Training Chart
Tool 7: Sample safety statement record of receipt
Tool 8 (A): Sample inspection template
Tool 8(B): Sample inspection check sheet