Course Type: 
Group Study

Risk Assessment

Use this learning pathway as a quick guide to assessing risk in schools and ensuring the physical wellbeing of pupils and staff 

How to make the most of this learning pathway

  • Download the presentation.
  • Follow each step and complete the activities.
  • This learning pathway will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.


Gill O'Donnell

To secure the safety of people in your school, you need to regularly, routinely and comprehensively assess risks of various tasks and take action to minimise these.

This learning pathway will equip you with a step-by-step guide to effectively assessing risk in your school. This process is vital for:

  • ensuring both staff and pupil safety when carrying out activities around the school
  • protecting should an incident take place.

Come away equipped to complete a comprehensive risk assessment that meets your statutory duties.

Adapted from Gill O'Donnell's article on risk assessment, this guide aims to ensure you and your school know how to remain compliant.