Governing board's role in health and safetyAs a governing board, you have the responsibility for overseeing health and safety in your school. Learn more about what responsibilities you have and how to effectively delegate those duties.
Health and safety questions to askRead our suggestions of questions to ask the senior leaders responsible for health and safety while on a link governor visit. You can also see examples of what to look for in their answers.
Health and safety: report to governorsFind out what information other governing boards receive in reports on health and safety, to get an idea of what should be in reports you receive. Most governing boards receive an annual audit report, as we explain below.
Risk assessments for schools: templatesAre there examples of risk assessment templates? We look at risk assessment templates from the Health and Safety Executive and 2 LAs. We also relay advice on employers' responsibilities in relation to risk assessment and management, and link to further guidance on health and safety.
School governors' personal liabilityAlthough there are possible circumstances when you could be held personally liable as an individual governor, this is unlikely if you act honestly, reasonably and in good faith. Read on to find out more about governors' personal liability and whether you need liability insurance.