School Review: Health & Safety Check List
MoE Heath & Safety Guidelines (Arabic): www.moe.gov.ae/Arabic/Publications/educational%20building%20safety%20guide.pdf
School Name: Visit Date:
Education Zone: Visited By:
FIRE PRECAUTIONS Y N N/A COMMENTS/ACTIONS NEEDED
Fire Alarms Installed?
Evacuation plan in place & teachers trained in it?
Regular fire drills conducted and recorded?
Emergency committee for each building/school
Smoke Detectors Installed?
Fire Doors (Internal & Final Exit) Operational and Unobstructed?
Evacuation Notices posted in Each classroom And Fire Action Notices
Adjacent to Call Points?
Emergency Exits/Routes & Assembly Points Clearly Signed?
Fire Extinguishers Suitable, In Place and Tested Annually? (Date Identified
on Fire Extinguisher
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Sufficient exits and escape routes
FIRST AID /MEDICATION Y N N/A COMMENTS/ACTIONS NEEDED
First Aid cupboard is available and stocked as per Ministry of Health
Certified First Aid providers available at the school during school day
Teachers received First Aid Training
First Aid room available
GENERAL Y N N/A COMMENTS/ACTIONS NEEDED
No visible damage to fabric of building
Does the school have a maintenance contract?
HOUSEKEEPING & GENERAL ENVIRONMENT Y N N/A COMMENTS/ACTIONS NEEDED
Work areas & walkways clean and free from rubbish and obstructions
Flooring clean and in good condition and free of slip/trip hazards (e.g. no
ripped carpets, broken tiles)
Teaching and communal areas clean and tidy
Walls/wall coverings clean and in good condition (paint not flaking, damp
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Door mats in good condition (no doorway thresholds presenting a trip
Furniture in good condition
Windows opening onto external walkways/play areas restricted/barriers in
Glazing filmed/ safety glazing in vulnerable areas
Excess or broken furniture stored safely
ELECTRIC/GAS Y N N/A COMMENTS/ACTIONS NEEDED
Plugs, sockets, switches etc. in good condition (not broken, cracked or
loose etc.) and checked pre-use by staff?
Leads and cables not strained/causing trip hazards?
The use of extension leads is kept to a minimum, not overloaded and not
Appropriate storage of gas canisters and control of supply (key)
No leaking taps
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES Y N N/A COMMENTS/ACTIONS NEEDED
Hazardous substances stored appropriately and in locked
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All containers clearly marked with label to identify the contents?
There is an inventory of chemicals available
Appropriate safety equipment in place (e.g. extractor in laboratory, safety
Chemicals are disposed of appropriately
WELFARE Y N N/A COMMENTS/ACTIONS NEEDED
Clean drinking water available and water tanks and water dispensers
Air conditioning operational and adequate?
Sufficient clean toilet facilities with adequate ventilation?
Adequate washing facilities available? (age appropriate washbasin height,
soap, water and drying facilities)
Is the septic tank maintained regularly?
OUTDOOR AREAS Y N N/A COMMENTS/ACTIONS NEEDED
Are pathways/walkways stable underfoot and without significant trip
hazards? (e.g. no potholes, no raised/sunken slabs)
Adequate access for emergency services
Is outdoor play equipment adequately maintained, shaded and in good
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External shading adequate?
Are poles and pillars padded?
Landscape properly maintained and planted appropriately (no poisonous or
Measures in place to avoid sun-stroke?
PICK-UP, DROP OFF &TRANSPORTATION Y N N/A COMMENTS/ACTIONS NEEDED
Is the school playground separated from car park with restricted and
Are children supervised during drop-off and pick-up from the school?
Is parking for school buses separate from parking for private cars?
LIFTS Y N N/A COMMENTS/ACTIONS NEEDED
Weight limits and rules clearly labeled
Lifts regularly maintained and rules observed (e.g. weight limit, no
Training and instructions on manual operation provided and appropriately
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