Risk Assessment – Audits and Records



Risk assessment is a crucial function of any early years setting and an important process for the prevention of injury and illness.  Risk management is a central part on the Tusla Inspection and therefore it is important to develop a system to suit your service. All the risk forms in this pack can be adjusted to ensure relevance to the type of service you operate.
New as of July 2019: We have added risk assessment for Child’s Behaviour including Risk Assessment Form and Behaviour Support Plan.

Annual/Quarterly Risk Audit

At least once a year a full risk audit of your building and operations should be carried out but we recommend that this happens quarterly to ensure compliance and safety and wellbeing of all those involved in your service.


The following risk sheets are in this folder

  • Access and Egress
  • Biological Agents
  • Electricity
  • Fire Safety
  • Housekeeping and Maintenance
  • Indoor Environment
  • Outdoor Environment
  • Office


The following risk sheets are in this folder

  • Accident & Incident Reporting
  • Accident Risk Assessment Form ( to be used to risk access accidents and to outline corrective action taken.
  • Administration of Medication
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Employee Stress
  • Fall from Height
  • Food Safety
  • General Child Safety and Welfare
  • Healthy eating
  • Infection control
  • Missing child
  • Sleep

Daily Risk Checks

Risk Assessment is an everyday function. The following risk sheets are in this folder and should be carried out each day

  • Care Rooms/Class Rooms
  • Outdoors
  • Sleep
  • Sanitary
  • Stairs
  • Hall (this can be used if your setting is in a community centre and where you use the hall for gross motor activity)
  • Manager’s Check (morning)


  • Garda vetting
  • Manual Handling
  • Pregnancy
  • Recruitment

Safety Briefing for Specific Events

This template can be used to risk assess an event that may pose hazards

Risky Play

  • Climbing
  • Hammering
  • Camp Fires

Additional Risk Assessment Forms:

  • Child’s Behaviour (NEW for 2019)
  • Extreme Weather
  • Art-work Hanging

If you need to risk assess something and if it is not on the list, ask our team and we will develop it for you and add to this pack!
The sheet below will help you assess the level of risk when carrying out the buildings and operations assessments

Additional information