One of the best ways to keep your school compliant is to ensure you are keeping up to date with all of the tasks involved in running the premises. From weekly fire alarm tests and monthly water temperature tests, to annual boiler services and intruder alarm tests - there’s so many things to remember to do.
iAM’s Premises Compliance section allows you to select the ‘assets’ you have, tell you what tasks need to be performed and, most importantly, remind you when to do them.
You will be sent weekly reminders by email when tasks are due, making sure your school never misses an important compliance deadline again.
Requests for odd maintenance jobs from other staff members can also be submitted through iAM for your site team to complete or review.
The iAM Academy offers thousands of pounds worth of Health and Safety Training for all staff including fire safety training, working at height and asbestos awareness. There are also a number of leadership, project and HR micro-training courses available at no extra cost.
iAM also provides “How to guides” for caretakers to perform statutory competent person checks, so that your school no longer has to pay for expensive contractors for simple tasks.
You can also keep a record of what training your staff have undertaken, covering you for any audits, spot checks or Ofsted inspections.
In order to control the risks at your school, you will need to decide what can cause harm to people and if you are taking reasonable steps to prevent harm. This process is known as risk assessment and is something you are required by law to carry out when employing five or more members of staff.
Risk assessments and policies often need to be completed and signed by a number of people, creating a lot of paperwork, which is susceptible to getting lost or being incomplete.
iAM’s Documentation area allows you to upload and store existing risk assessments and policies. Once your document has been published you can send it directly to whoever needs to read it (such as staff members, contractors or other third parties). Plus, you can keep an up to date record of who has signed the assessment or document.
You also have the option to create your own ‘Dynamic Risk Assessment’, a quick and easy method of creating an assessment from scratch.