Every School has a responsibility for the safety of children and staff whilst on their premises, and measures should be in place to protect them at all times. Day or Boarding Schools, at all age levels, there is a multitude of significant risks to safety as they go about their normal school activities and trips, both in the UK and abroad. Weaknesses in a school’s ability and understanding to mitigate risk, can compromise child safety and be potentially detrimental to reputation.
SMS has developed strong relations with its broad client base for over 25 years. This understanding of the issues faced, has built SMS an enviable reputation for being problem solvers when it comes to protecting and safe-guarding pupils, teachers, support staff and visitors.
Based in Gloucestershire, we are well placed to serve Independent Schools and Academies in the Midland and Southern regions of the UK. Over the past 15 years, we have built an educational client base working with Schools, Colleges, Universities and related businesses, continuing to provide professional advice, guidance, expertise and training services.
The range of integrated Risk Management services offered go well beyond merely legislative Health & Safety, and include:-
Risk management advice, documentation
Staff training & communications
Fire risk assessment, natural hazards, construction on site
Security and terror threat
Traffic surveys and control.
Disaster and recovery management
Business continuity planning
IT security, cyber attack, protection of pupils on-line, GDPR
Reputational risk and legislative compliance
Challenging behaviour surveys
Working for OHSAS 18001 Standard
In many schools, we have addressed specific concerns, and put in place measures to deal with them; in others we have become a regular presence on site, bringing expertise to the full range of Risk Management areas, and provided interactive training to staff on site. You may be interested to get a professional, independent opinion on how Risk is dealt with at your school. We can visit you on-site and look at any specific concerns, then if TOR agreed, conduct a thorough Risk Management Audit survey covering all management and admin disciplines and drilling down into department controls and activity risk and documentation. Our checks generally go beyond ISI inspection requirements.
Contact Matthew Walter on 01285 770086 or 07785 280564.