Introduction to Managing School Building Compliance 


There has been a recent successful prosecution of an Academy Trust for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Sections 2(1) and 3(1), for carrying out poorly planned and managed refurbishment and maintenance works. 

Managing a building is not a responsibility to be taken lightly. There is a real risk that lack of knowledge, experience and processes can put lives at risk, with those responsible facing prosecution, or worse, a prison term.

It is often not clear who in educational premises are responsible for compliance-related issues. Where does responsibility start and end? Is it all down to the headteacher? What about the premises manager (if you have one), bursar or business manager? What is the responsibility of the board of trustees or governors? Has the necessary training been provided to staff?

This training provides a unique insight and help you to consider whether your organisation has all the necessary procedures in place and that they are followed. 


What will I learn?

Is it clear to you who is responsible for the various areas of property statutory compliance? Is it clear to all those involved where their responsibilities start and finish? Do you have clear policies, processes and procedures on responsibility? Are these clearly documented?

If you don’t know the answer to the above or have answered ‘no’ to any of the questions, then this is the event for you. Delegates will:

  • gain a better understanding of the main areas of building compliance.
  • obtain an understanding of what policies, procedures and process you should have in place explore areas of good practice.


How are these sessions delivered?

Delivered via the Goto Training webinar platform delegates will be able to interact with the presenter posing questions and providing feedback on their experiences whilst viewing a live presentation. In advance of the event delegates will receive full log on instructions and a detailed event programme along with the presentation slides.


How long are each of the sessions?

This half day event begins with logon at 09.00 hrs for a 09.30 hrs start, and will finish at 12.30. 


Who is the training for?

This event is vital for those responsible for premises management, including head teachers, school bursars, business managers, premises managers, members of the board of trustees/governing body, facilities managers, or anyone else with responsibilities for, or an oversight of, compliance issues within education buildings


Can this training be delivered to my local or regional group?

Yes, we can arrange for this training to be delivered to your local or regional network group. Please contact for more information on what we can offer.


How much does it cost?

There is an ISBL member rate and a Non member rate for all our training courses.

  • ISBL member rate: £75.00 +VAT
  • Non member rate: £90.00 +VAT

One of the benefits of being an ISBL member is being able to access the member rates for training and conferences. If you are not a member, you can find out more about joining ISBL here.

To be able to access the ISBL member rate, your membership needs to be active before you book your place on the course.


How can I book my place?

Visit our Training Calendar to see when the next available training course is.


To find out more click here.