Health & Safety Risk Assessment
In accordance with: Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Directorate: Children’s services Section: Schools Location:
ACTIVITY General Cleaning
PERSONS AT HAZARD IDENTIFIED WHAT COULD RISK CONTROLS REQUIRED RISK ACTION
RISK GO WRONG? BEFORE E.g. training, equipment, PPE, SSW etc AFTER Date &
(H/M/L) (H/M/L) Resp..
Staff Manual handling Electrocution Manual handling controls correctly applied
Pupil Chemical exposure Occupational (see manual handling RA)
Others Injury from badly dermatitis All equipment must be in a good state of
maintained or Needle stick repair.
inappropriately used injuries Electrical equipment must be safe to use by
equipment Muscular authorised ,trained persons (see electrical
skeletal injury equipment RA)
PPE should be appropriate to the task and
worn where required.
General cleaning must be undertaken at
times that will minimise the risk to others
e.g. after school.
Cleaning during the day should be limited to
emergencies and always consider
restricting access for pupils and or
supervision in the area being cleaned.
Appropriate signs must be used to highlight
risks e.g. wet floors.
Appropriate training must be given in the
use of equipment and chemicals to be
Hazardous waste e.g. vomit must be
disposed of correctly and surfaces properly
disinfected. (see Control of Communicable
Diseases In Schools & Nurseries Policy)
Appropriate equipment must be used to
minimise risks e.g. litter picker.
Consider infection control and hygiene
training where appropriate.
Date of original Date of this Review Reference Name of Assessors:
Assessment: Assessment: Date: No:
Overall Risk Rating (H, M L): Managers signature: