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  • Governing board's role in health and safety As 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 - governors' role Read our one-page summary of your duties in relation to health and safety. Download a copy to share with your colleagues.
  • Health and safety questions to ask Read 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 Find 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: templates Are 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.