Interactive Risk Assessments for Post-Primary Schools

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Note: the following risk assessment templates contain a non-exhaustive list of all the hazards and risks present in your school. It may therefore be necessary to use the blank template No. 74 provided at the back of Part C for those hazards not specifically dealt with. These templates should form a good foundation for identifying hazards, assessing risks, and implementing control measures. However, you must also pay close attention to your own school environment and identify and write down other hazards that may be present, and control measures that you have in place or are required to be implemented. It is recommended that every year each teacher carries out a risk assessment of their own classroom taking into account the age and other relevant characteristics of the students using that room during that year.

See page 56-68 of the Guidelines for information on how the risk assessment templates work, including a sample template on page 60-61. Suggested templates that can be completed for each subject area or work activity can be found on page 64-67.

No. 1 Art Room (General)
No. 2 Art (Ceramics)
No. 3 Art (Use of Safety Cutters/Knives)
No. 4 Canteen (General)
No. 5 Canteen (Working with Chemical Products)
No. 6 Cleaning (General)
No. 7 Cleaning (Hazardous Chemicals and Biological Agents)
No. 8 Cleaning (Waste Compactor and Baler)
No. 9 Cleaning (Work at Height – Ladders)
No. 10 Cleaning (Welfare Provisions - Rest Rooms, Wash Basins, Showers)
No. 11 VDU Workstations (General)
No. 12 Slips, Trips and Falls
No. 13 Manual Handling
No. 14 General Access/Egress
No. 15 Work at Height (General)
No. 16 Platform Lifts
No. 17 Passenger/Services Lifts
No. 18 Fire (Specialist Rooms)
No. 19 Fire (General Classrooms and Offices)
No. 20 Fire - (School Onsite Events _Plays, Musicals, Concerts, Meetings)
No. 21 First-Aid
No. 22 Portable Electrical Appliances
No. 23 Workplace Bullying
No. 24 Workplace Stress
No. 25 Car Park and External Areas
No. 26 Staff Room
No. 27 Pregnant, Post-Natal and Breastfeeding Women
No. 28 Noise
No. 29 Radon
No. 30 Mould
No. 31 Asbestos
No. 32 Legionella
No. 33 Lone Workers (e.g. caretakers)
No. 34 Home Economics Room (General)
No. 35 Home Economics (Use of Safety Cutters/Knives)
No. 36 Home Economics (Portable Electrical Appliances)
No. 37 Maintenance (General)
No. 38 Construction Contractors
No. 39 Maintenance (Tractors)
No. 40 Boiler House and Fuel Tanks
No. 41 Grass Cutting/Ride-on Mower
No. 42 Pressure Washers
No. 43 Strimmers
No. 44 Waste Compacter and/or Baler
No. 45 Maintenance (Work at Height - Ladders)
No. 46 Exercise Equipment/Gym Equipment
No. 47 Goal Posts
No. 48 Student Considerations
No. 49 Science (Bunsen burners)
No. 50 Science (Chemicals)
No. 51 Science (Glassware)
No. 52 Technologies (Powered Hand Tools)
No. 53 Technologies (Non-Powered Hand Tools)
No. 54 Technologies (Hand Fed Table Band Saw)
No. 55 Technologies (Electric Ovens)
No. 56 Technologies (Metal Working Centre Lathe - manually operated)
No. 57 Technologies (Woodworking Bench Circular Saw)
No. 58 Technologies (Bench/Pedestal Grinder)
No. 59 Technologies (Hazardous Chemicals - Metal Work, Wood work, etc.)
No. 60 Technologies (Milling Machine)
No. 61 Technologies (Morticer)
No. 62 Technologies (Pedestal Drill) Metal Work
No. 63 Technologies (Surface Planing and Thicknessing Machine)
No. 64 Technologies (Portable Router)
No. 65 Technologies (Hand Held Portable Circular Power Saw)
No. 66 Technologies (Bench Mounted Scroll Saw)
No. 67 Technologies (Vacuum Former)
No. 68 Technologies (Wood Lathe)
No. 69 Technologies (Powered Guillotine)
No. 70 Technologies (Manual Treadle Operated Metal Cutting Guillotines)
No. 71 School Offsite Activity (School Excursions - Day Trips, Matches)
No. 72 School Offsite Activity (Outdoor Adventure Activity)
No. 73 School Offsite Activity (Work Placements)
No. 74 Blank Risk Assessment Template