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Learn about your requirements for fire evacuation and fire risk assessments across your schools.

As the employer, you're accountable for the health and safety of your staff, pupils, visitors and contractors. Health and safety law requires you to assess risks and put in place proportionate control measures, as explained in the DfE's health and safety guidance

You'll likely delegate the day-to-day management of health and safety to your schools. Indeed you must appoint a 'responsible person' to be responsible for fire safety in each of your schools, including plans for an emergency and all fire risk assessments.

Be clear on your health and safety duties and use our template to help you get an overview – see this article for more

Fire safety during coronavirus

Your schools will to need review their fire evacuation plans 

One-way systems Escape routes - are these still clearly marked up

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