School governing bodies are responsible for revenue repairs and maintenance. As all revenue maintenance and repair funding is delegated to schools the choice of how services are procured rests with individual schools. Schools are therefore responsible for procuring all routine property maintenance, and in areas concerning mechanical and electrical services in particular, for ensuring that statutory checks and maintenance are carried out.
The council manages a range of building services, including repairs and maintenance, security, building cleaning and grounds maintenance.
Schools may procure some of all these services. For further information see our Services to Schools section.
The council arranged the option to separately purchase the support surveyor service via the council's current professional building consultants. The support surveyor will provide hands-on technical guidance to schools and asset management plan planning.
The council provides advice and support to schools to ensure that their duties are discharged with regard to compliance.
With particular regard to maintenance regimes Property Services collated a document guidance to legal duties for maintenance regime (without prejudice) - December 2013 (pdf) in response to requests from schools.
The premises logbook assembled and issued to schools in 2010 has now been updated. The documents in this 2014 version of the logbook provide building maintenance compliance guidance to help identify the minimum regime required to ensure that your duties are discharged in regards of compliance.
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