Coronavirus: how to scrutinise your health and safety measuresUpdatedGet the tools you need to scrutinise your school's latest risk assessment. Know how to monitor health and safety arrangements, so you can be assured that your school is taking appropriate measures in light of new rules in response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
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 governors: templateWhilst you decide the scope and format of a health and safety report, it's up to your school leaders to put the report together. Suggest they download and use our template to help keep you informed.
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 liabilityUpdatedIf you act honestly, reasonably and in good faith, you'll generally be protected from personal liability. Understand the unlikely circumstances where you could be held personally liable, and whether you need liability insurance.