Interactive Risk Assessments for Post-Primary Schools


Tool 4 of the Guidelines contains a series of risk assessment templates for post-primary schools.  The templates list some of the most common hazards identified in the school environment and their associated risks.  The templates also list a range of control measures that could be in place to eliminate such hazards or reduce their risks. Click on Tool 4 to view further information and guidance on the risk assessment templates.



Note: the following templates contain a non-exhaustive list of hazards and risks present in your school. It may therefore be necessary to use the blank template provided for those hazards not specifically dealt with. These templates should form a good foundation for identifying hazards, assessing risks and implementing controls. However, you must also pay close attention to your school environment and identify and write down other hazards and controls that you have in place or are required to be put in place. Each of the 69 templates listed below are interactive and may be downloaded and completed as required.

No.1 Art Room - General Considerations
No.2 Ceramics
No.3 Use of Knives and Cutters
No.4 Canteen - General Considerations
No.5 Working with Chemical Products
No.6 Cleaning - General Considerations
No.7 Hazardous Substances
No.8 Waste Compactor and Baler
No.9 Work at Height - Ladders
No.10 Toilets and Showers
No.11 Computers - General Considerations
No.12 Slips, Trips and Falls
No.13 Manual Handling
No.14 General Access-Egress
No.15 Platform Lifts
No.16 Fire (Specialist Rooms)
No.17 Fire (General Classrooms and Offices)
No.18 Fire - Events (plays, musicals, large meetings)
No.19 First-Aid
No.20 Portable Electrical Appliances
No.21 Bullying
No.22 Stress
No.23 Car Park and External Areas
No.24 Staff Room
No.25 Pregnant, Post-Natal and Breastfeeding Women
No.26 Noise
No.27 Radon
No.28 Mould
No.29 Asbestos
No.30 Legionella
No.31 Lone Workers
No.32 Home Economics Room - General Considerations
No.33 Knives and Cutters
No.34 Portable Electrical Appliances
No.35 Maintenance - General Considerations
No.36 Construction Contractors
No.37 Tractor Maintenance
No.38 Boiler House and Fuel Tanks
No.39 Grass Cutting, Ride-on Mower
No.40 Pressure Washer
No.41 Strimmer
No.42 Waste Compacter and or Baler
No.43 Work at Height - Ladders
No.44 Exercise Equipment - Gym Equipment
No.45 Goal Posts
No.46 Pupil Considerations
No.47 Bunsen Burners
No.48 Chemicals
No.49 Glassware
No.50 Powered Hand Tools
No.51 Hand Fed Table Band Saw
No.52 Electric Ovens
No.53 Metal Working Centre Lathe
No.54 Woodworking Bench Circular Saw
No.55 Bench, Pedestal Grinder
No.56 Hazardous Substances
No.57 Milling Machine
No.58 Morticer
No.59 Pedestal Drill
No.60 Surface Planing and Thicknessing Machine
No.61 Portable Router
No.62 Hand Held Portable Circular Power Saw
No.63 Bench Mounted Scroll Saw
No.64 Vacuum Former
No.65 Wood Lathe
No.66 School Excursions
No.67 Outdoor Adventure Activity
No.68 Work Placements
No.69 Blank Templates
Tool 1(B) School Safety and Health Management Audit Tool
Tool 1(C) Sample Meeting Record
Tool 1(D) Sample Safety and Health Action Plan Template
Tool 1(E) School Planning Programme
Tool 2- Safety and Health Policy
Tool 5- Accident or Incident Record Form
Tool 6 (C) Safety and Health Training Record
Tool 7- Communications
Tool 8 (A) Sample InspectionTemplate
Tool 8 (B) Sample Inspection Check Sheet