Schools Annual Compliance Return

Closed 29 Mar 2023

Opened 27 Feb 2023


Birmingham City Council as a Local Authority strives for excellence in health and safety management and performance and aims to work in partnership with several other key stakeholders and contractors to ensure this is met. BCC adopts the principles of sensible risk management which applies a reasonable and proportionate approach to health and safety monitoring and compliance of regulatory and internal standards.

As the employer, Birmingham City Council has overall responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of staff, members of the public and pupils within facilities it has responsibility. In order to comply with this legislative requirement, BCC must provide suitable oversight and monitoring to ensure the effective management process of property assets, a number of facilities management risk assessments and associated control measures. 


Why your views matter

Within an educational setting the local management of safety compliance processes are the responsibility of the Head Teacher, as you have responsibility for a property or properties owned by Birmingham County Council. Therefore, as outlined above please may you complete the Schools Annual Compliance Return, which has been created to ensure that Head Teachers understand any duties for which they may be responsible for in their role and can demonstrate that these responsibilities have been undertaken. During completion of the return it would be beneficial to include individuals who have delegated responsibility of safety management processes. There are several benefits of completing the return as it can be used as a tracker of your current onsite safety compliance. There are a number of resources below if you had further questions relating to your return. 

What happens next

Thank you for completing your annual compliance return.

Your response will now be sent to the education infrastructure team to log and analyse. You may be asked to provide further evidence in relation to your return and may be asked to participate in upcoming verification site visits.

If you any questions regarding your return please contact Edsi Enquiries (

Again, thank you for taking the time to complete your annual compliance return.


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