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Risk Assessment
REVIEW DATE:  Spring 2023

At Trinity Christian School, we continually look for ways to reduce and minimise any risks to children, parents, staff and visitors at the school, and strive to make the environment as safe as possible.

The School has a legal obligation to assess any significant risks and record these in writing. Additionally, comprehensive risk assessment is a method of preventing accidents or injury, by considering what measures we need to put in place, in advance, to reduce the risk of harm.

All members of staff are responsible for taking reasonable care of their own safety, together with that of the pupils and visitors to the school. Staff members are also responsible for adhering to the risk assessments in place for their areas of work, whilst carrying out their day-to-day duties. Staff will be made aware of the risk assessments which affect their areas of work as part of their induction to the school.

Policies and Procedures

Policies include:

  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid
  • Health and safety
  • Lone working
  • Manual Handling
  • Children missing during school hours
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • School Trips
  • Site security
  • Staff Recruitment
  • Uncollected Children
  • Whistleblowing
  • Working at Height
  • Working Safely with E-Technology

 Procedures include:

  • Induction for all staff
  • Safeguarding Training for all staff
  • Safer Recruitment Training for the DSL & DDSL every two years
  • School site security and CCTV
  • All visitors to follow signing in procedures including ID checks
  • Anyone not DBS and barred checked (where applicable) must be supervised by a member of staff
  • Site safety checks (see Health and Safety Policy)

Risk Assessments

All staff are required to identify any potential risk in the delivery of lessons and other learning activities. This could be as basic as staff reducing the potential for trips and slips in classrooms by ensuring that they are kept neat and orderly. In the same way teachers delivering specialist lessons i.e. Art, Food and Nutrition & Science teachers will ensure that pupils are trained in the safe usage of cutting tools or Bunsen burners & safe use of chemicals etc.

The Lead member of staff for any trip/activity is responsible for completing a risk assessment and submitting it to the Headteacher.

Trinity Christian School has procedures in place to manage the potential risks for:

  • Asbestos control
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Legionella
  • First aid
  • COSHH
  • Display screen equipment
  • Premises risk assessment

Specific risk assessments are undertaken for:

  • Trips and visits
  • Unusual activities within school (i.e. PGTA fairs)
  • Working at height
  • Safe manual lifting

All risk assessments are reviewed annually by the SLT and all issues arising are reported to the Governors.