The latest revision of the model school risk assessment template is now available and can be accessed via this link. This incorporates amendments to the government guidance for schools fully reopening (updated 5 November).
The main changes to the risk assessment relate to the arrangements for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) staff and pupils attending school. Under the current national restrictions, the government have strongly advised all CEV staff to work from home until 2 December 2020. In schools where NCC is the employer, it has been confirmed by the Council’s Executive Team that all NCC employed staff who are CEV must work at home during this time. Where circumstances dictate any deviation from this approach, professional advice must be sought from your HR or H&S Advisor. Pupils who are CEV should now be receiving their education at home.
As with previous revisions, the changes made to the risk assessment have been highlighted (in red text). As the last revision (4.2) was only issued a short time ago, these amendments are also included. Furthermore, detailed information on the changes made can be found in the table at the end of the document.
Your own school Covid-19 risk assessment should be regularly reviewed and the controls in place monitored to ensure they are effective and are being complied with. It would also be good practice to review this following any confirmed cases of Covid-19 within the school. Please ensure that previous versions of your own risk assessment are retained so it is clear what arrangements were in place within the school at any given time.
Previously issued school specific health and safety information can also be found on the Corporate Health and Safety team area of the NCC staff portal.
The Corporate Health and Safety Team are able to provide advice on specific issues or concerns and can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or by speaking to one of the school health and safety advisors:
- Amanda Young
- Nigel Chopping
- Bryony Smith
- John Froud