As the largest school insurer in Ireland, Allianz has experienced all types of claims in the school sector, and we are in a good position to understand why claims happen. Furthermore we often get questions regarding how often a safety statement has to be updated or when do schools have to do risk assessments. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) advises that this should be done on an annual basis or indeed as and when there are changes to your business/workplace including school settings. This can be when there is a significant change to the building itself, the school environment, the school personnel, school activities etc. So there’s no wrong time to look at health and safety, and it is important to make it a priority.
In order to support schools and try ease the burden, Allianz have created a series of helpful videos below detailing common hazards that have led to claims over the years. We have also created this helpful PDF, dummy, which includes all the information from the videos and additional tips regarding documenting your risk assessments.
As always, feel free to contact your dummy if you have any queries or need our assistance.
Risk Assessment: Classroom