I keep up to date my first aid and that I have a fully stocked first aid box. I make sure accident forms are completed in the event of an accident occurring and that all parents are fully informed, who then sign any forms that need to be filled out. Working with children brings significant duty of care, and younger and more vulnerable the child, the greater the duty of care 1.2 By ensuring risk assessments are being carried out within a setting, also to make sure all equipment and toys are safe, and cater for the appropriate age. By making sure there are no hazards like cleaning materials being left out and all electrical sockets are not being left uncovered, this is to protect any harm to children and young people in my setting. Ensuring the setting is always clean to stop the spread of infection.
Within my setting I carry out daily checks to ensure that the environment inside and outside is safe before the children arrive. If I am covering a new activity I would carry out a new risk assessment form to ensure I have covered everything to ensure the children stay safe while in my care. I ensure all toys and high chairs are cleaned with antibacterial spray to help stop spread of infection. The toilet and kitchen area is cleaned daily enabling me to prepare food and for the children to be able to wash their hands and go to the toilet without the spread of germs. I complete a monthly/Weekly and daily risk assessment for different areas of my setting including the environment inside and outside.
They ensure fire drill practise is carried out every six weeks and every member of staff is trained for fire drill procedures and all firefighting equipment is checked and maintained on a regular basis. The manager will ensure that staff and children`s medication needs are obtained before attending the nursery and all administration of medicines are given by strict compliance with instructions given on the medicine forms. The manager or deputy will ensure records are being kept of administered dose,time and date and that all medication is safely stored away. The manager will ensure staff are trained in areas such as
Staff from other nurseries are given a tour of the building and fire exits. • Visitors - are informed on arrival, they are asked to sign in the visitors book which includes a nursery evacuation plan, they are never left alone a member of staff will always guide them. • Families and carers - they are given an induction, Health and safety pack and terms and conditions of the nursery which highlights the importance of collecting children and personal belongings. CYPCore34-1.3 Identify sources of current guidance for planning healthy and safe environments and services. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - Department for Education in Northern Ireland - St John Ambulance - The British Red Cross – Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 – The Care standards Act – Manual Handling Regulations –
* Only prescribed medication can be administered by staff and written authorisation must be given by the parent/carer on a medicines form, which authorises staff to administer medicines. * All medicines must be logged in and out with their information, name and signature of staff administering the medication and kept in a box in the manager’s office or in a secure box in the fridge also in a area out of the reach of children. Setting Manager must also authorise any medication going in and out. * The staff administering the medication must be NVQ 3 Qualified and witness will hold a relevant childcare qualification. * A written record will be kept of all medication administered.
MU 2.4 Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety. Task 1 As a new member of staff my manger has asked me to become familiar with the health and safety policy and procedures with ensuring to implement in my daily routine. 1.1 As a member of staff at Langford primary school, we all have to follow the laws and standards set by the Health and Safety Act 1974. By taking reasonable care of our own health and safety and any other persons who may be affected by our acts or omissions at work, as regards any duty or requirements imposed on our employer or any other persons by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions, co-operate to ensure all health and safety regulations, rules routines and procedures are being applied effectively by both staff and pupils. To check that all machinery and equipment is adequately guarded and in good and safe working order prior to being operated and not to make unauthorised or improper use of machinery, equipment and substances.
The polices are put in place by the head teacher of the setting or the manager. The polices range from setting to setting but they all have guild lines. They detailed documents that all staff must follow. The staffs make sure that they carry out the proceeds in the setting and make sure they use the guild lines to do this; When it comes to keeping a child care setting safe there are several things you need to take in to account for example; Electric tests, to make sure every piece of electrical equipment in the child care setting (building) is safe and will not cause electrocution. This should be done when a
This act was produced to make provision to secure the health and safety, of the person at work. The act is to protect other's against risks to health and safety, in connection with the activities of the young persons with in the work place for controlling and keeping the use of dangerous substances. To make further respect to the employment medical advisory service to amend the law relating to building regulations and the building Act 1959(Scotland) for connected purposes. In order to comply with this law, the team and myself must carry out weekly Health and safety checks and record them. All chemicals are kept in a locked storage cupboard along with the protected clothing equipment etc.
Providing working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in proper locations and having the knowledge to properly use them is crucial to a child’s safety. Posting phone numbers for contacting parents and emergency services, including poison control, fire department and medical services as well as instructions and practice procedures for fires and other emergencies is essential. All cleaning supplies need to be locked in a cabinet, out of reach of children. Washing all toys especially toys that children put in their mouth with an approved bleach water solution will cut down on spreading illnesses .Cleaning all play areas as well as sanitizing the changing table after each diaper change is a must. The children’s menu is designed to provide the servings required for balanced nutrition.
We are a set up and take down setting so all equipment is checked over whilst doing this daily, anything broken or damaged is removed. When staff/volunteers have their induction training they are given a clear explanation of health and safety issues so that all adults are able to adhere to the policy and understand their shared responsibility for health and safety including manual handling and storage of potentially dangerous substances. As we are a morning session only, we try where possible not to have workers in the building when the setting is in operation, but if necessary the manager/supervisor will explain the health and safety procedures and a member of staff will stay with them throughout their stay and they are not allowed near the children. All visitors are to sign the visitor book on