Guidance Documents

Ensuring health and safety in schools is an essential part of any school manager’s responsibility. 

To assist school principals and board of governors to make informed decisions in relation to the management of health and safety within the school environment, the following internal and external reference material has been collated.  This includes HSENI guidance on legislative requirements applicable to all workplaces, and how to comply.   

Fire Safety

DHSSPS Fire Safety Law -The Evacuation of Disabled People from Buildings

The document provides information and guidance on the evacuation of disabled people from buildings.  The guide is issued by the DHSSPS and supported by the Equality Commission and the NIFRS.   The document is available to download at the link below.

Fire Safety Law - The Evacuation of Disabled People from Buildings

NIFRS Fire Risk Assessment  – Educational premises 

This document is one of several guides that have been developed by the NIFRS and is specifically tailored to the educational sector. It tells you what you have to do to comply with fire safety law, explains what is involved in a fire risk assessment and helps identify the general fire precautions you need to have in place. The document is available to download at the link below.

NIFRS Fire Risk Assessment Educational Premises

NIFRS Fire Safety Audit Process

The NIFRS has produced a leaflet which gives advice on the steps involved in a fire safety audit by a fire safety inspector.  The document is available to download at the link below.

Fire Safety Audit Process

Legislation

Last updated: 19/06/2020