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School Premises

Premises Management 

1. Policy Statement

This policy outlines the principles for the effective management and maintenance of our premises, ensuring a safe, healthy, and productive environment for all occupants.

2. Aims

  • Maintain the premises in a good state of repair and working order.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant health, safety, and environmental legislation.
  • Minimise the risk of accidents and injuries.
  • Promote the efficient use of resources and energy.
  • Create a positive and professional working environment.

3. Responsibilities

  • Management:
    • Develop, implement, and review this policy.
    • Allocate resources for premises management.
    • Ensure risk assessments are conducted regularly.
    • Appoint a responsible person for premises management.
  • Employees/Occupants:
    • Report any maintenance issues or hazards to the designated personnel.
    • Use the premises responsibly and follow safety procedures.
    • Keep the premises clean and tidy.

4. Procedures

  • Maintenance:
    • Establish a preventative maintenance schedule for all building systems and equipment.
    • Develop a process for reporting and addressing maintenance issues.
    • Maintain a record of all maintenance activities.
  • Cleaning:
    • Implement a cleaning schedule for all areas of the premises.
    • Ensure the use of safe and environmentally friendly cleaning products.
  • Inspections:
    • Conduct regular inspections of the premises to identify and address any hazards.
    • Schedule statutory inspections (e.g., fire safety, electrical) as required by law.
  • Waste Management:
    • Implement a sustainable waste management plan.
    • Provide appropriate waste disposal facilities.
    • Train occupants on proper waste disposal procedures.
  • Security:
    • Implement security measures to deter unauthorised access and theft.
    • Develop procedures for emergencies and evacuations.

5. Communication and Training

  • This policy will be communicated to all employees and occupants.
  • Training will be provided on the use of the premises, including reporting procedures and emergency evacuation plans.

6. Review