School Facilities: Risk Assessments
Not all states provide detail about risk assessment processes. In general, we find that schools do require that a risk assessment takes place but often the Principal is required to notify the hirer (community group) of any risks, and the onus is on the school to do a risk assessment.
Whatever the policy is in the school near you, remember that it isn't unreasonable to ask the school for information about any risks, in a number of states the school is required to do so.
|NSW||Principal must negotiate a risk assessment with you.|
Principal must clearly identify any known hazards.
Staff access only (for relevant information). Contact individual schools directly.
|SA||Principals are required to assess the risks before approving the application.|
|WA||Principals must undertake a risk management assessment with the user group.|
Schools must undertake a risk assessment. The risk assessment must ensure that the relevant facilities are fit for the intended purpose, the proposed use is legal and appropriate.