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.

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NSW Principal must negotiate a risk assessment with you.

Principal must clearly identify any known hazards.


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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.

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