Premises Management
This page of the site contains useful documents to assist you in managing your premises.  They should be used in conjunction with advice from your Property Advisor (if you buy in to Vertas) or relevant other professional.
 
Relevant personnel within schools should attend Premises Management training by Vertas.  If you are a Headteacher or a Bursar / Business Manager this is ideal training to allow you to understand what you are expected to do in terms of your building safety. Caretakers and maintenance personnel will also find this extremely useful, especially if they are expected to carry out checks on areas such as fire precautions, water temperatures and so forth.  See Vertas' website for further information including dates. Booking is directly with Vertas via:  propertymanagement@vertas.co.uk, or call 01473 264298.
 
You may or may not be able to access their pre-course eLearning - if you do not have a log-in for this, please just let them know.
 
CoSHH information has been added to this page but you can also find some useful information via these three links: 
 
 
2 June 2020:  Building compliance throughout C19:
 
A new guidance document from Vertas is available which is very helpful.  Please click on the document below to download. Please contact your Property Advisor for more assistance.
 
2 April 2020: Security in Schools - COVID-19:
Please find posted below an additional document as part of the School Security Self-assessment which was released last year. It has been written by Suffolk Police in liaison with Suffolk County Council (Schools H&S) and details advice for schools affected by COVID-19 in relation to security and school closures.
 
 
NEW DOCUMENT AS OF 16 OCTOBER 2019: Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Constabulary Joint Working 'School Site Security Guidance and Self-Assessment'.  There is a letter from the Chief Constable and the Executive Director of Fire and Public Protection below, plus the guidance.  This is applicable to all school environments.
 
Any questions on premises management in general can be answered by your Property Advisor, but more safety-related issues can be directed to Nina Bickerton (nina.bickerton@Suffolk.gov.uk).  
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