This policy covers the development and maintenance of risk assessments relating to safeguarding and health and safety for School pupils and visitors.
- To ensure that major risks are identified and managed as part of an overarching policy with a view to promoting children's welfare.
- To ensure that suitable and sufficient risk assessments are undertaken for activities where there is likely to be significant risk including school trips
- That identified control measures are implemented to control risk so far as reasonably practicable.
- That those affected by school activities have received suitable information on what to do.
- That the risk management strategy and risk assessments are recorded and reviewed when appropriate.
- To identify those in the school responsible for conducting risk assessment and monitoring its implementation.
3.Links with other policies
This risk assessment policy links to the following policies:
- Health and safety
- Health & First aid
- Supporting pupils with medical conditions
The Head and School Board are responsible for the overarching risk management policy of the school. The overall strategy will be formally reviewed on a bi-annual basis. The responsibilities of governors and/or senior managers may be delegated. The Head of Section/Infant School Manager/ Bursar will be responsible for the implementation of the risk assessment policy.
Risk assessments will take into account:
- hazard - something with the potential to cause harm
- risk - an evaluation of the likelihood of the hazard causing harm
- risk rating - assessment of the severity of the outcome of an event
- control measures - physical measures and procedures put in place to mitigate the risk
The risk assessment process will consist of the following 6 steps:
- what could go wrong
- who might be harmed
- how likely is it to go wrong
- how serious would it be if it did
- what are you going to do to stop it
- how are you going to check that your plans are working
A list of areas (non-exhaustive) which will require risk assessment is included below with details of staff responsible
Adopted: October 2018 Review: October 2020