Essential School Maintenance

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In January 2016 the Education Funding Agency published a guide to Essential School Maintenance.

The guidance focuses on maintenance of school buildings and assets. Schools will have other Health and Safety obligations that are covered under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other relevant legislation.

Who should read this?

Duty holders, including employers or people in control of premises and those with Health and Safety responsibilities for others, to help them comply with their legal duties.

If you want to learn more about:

  • Who is the Duty Holder?
  • What is Essential School Maintenance?
  • What is required by the Duty Holder?
  • Statutory Duty and Best Practice
  • What could happen if you do not fulfil your Statutory Duty?
  • Who should I contact?

Please visit the Essential School Maintenance page.



Published: 20/01/2017
Audience: Headteachers, Business Managers, Budget Holders, Employers, Governors, Academy Trusts etc.
Contact: Lee AnneSagar

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