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Use our role description to define your responsibilities, get tips on monitoring your school's compliance and download a list of questions you might ask during a school visit.

Our thanks to our associate education experts for their advice: David New, Bill Dennison, Keith Clover and Steve Ward.

Role and responsibilities

A health and safety link governor isn't a statutory requirement, but many governing boards choose to have one.

As link governor, it's your role to take the lead on the governing board's health and safety responsibilities, but be sure to keep your role strategic.

Your role regarding coronavirus risk assessments Your role regarding risk assessments during coronavirus is the same as before - to make sure: Staff know where to find it It's up-to-date That it's carried out for all the relevant areas However, during coronavirus, your board might also have been involved with reviewing risk assessments because the government has asked school leaders to share these plans with you.  You shouldn't be carrying out the risk assessment yourself (that's your

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