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The importance of premises checks
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'Surrey schools have talent' 2014 - reminder
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The importance of premises checks

A recent incident in Edinburgh highlights the importance of regular premises checks. Please read the following note from Alan Cottle, Head of Strategic Risk Management:

"We were all shocked and saddened by the death of a student at Liberton High School in Edinburgh, when a wall at the school collapsed on her at the start of April. This type of incident is obviously extremely rare but may I please remind you of the importance of regular checks of your premises, as well as activities, in order to spot dangerous faults and flaws. The traditional termly premises checks carried out by governors and the school's health and safety coordinator and/or premises manager should be recorded and significant concerns must be escalated.

"The strategic risk management team and property services will be happy to advise you if you have any concerns."

You can contact Alan Cottle on 020 8541 9622 or call the property helpdesk on 020 8541 9000, option 6.

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