Contribute to Children and Young People’s Health and Safety

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Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety Outline of the healthy and safety policies and procedures of the work setting Health and safety policies are there to protect children, visitors and staff, all early years settings have to follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. All settings are covered by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for Great Britain. Food safety This policy is about keeping children away from hot food hazards and this include not walk with hot water or any hot drinks in a children’s area and not to place hot drinks within the reach of children. Kettles should be used with great care and supervised at all times. The person how handle the food should had a food hygiene and safety course. Accident Every accident and incident must be recorded in the accident book and the accident book must be available in the same place so any minor accident and incident can be recorded easily and the nursery should have a qualified first aider. Parents/carers should be informed about any accidents. Medication Every prescribed medication has to be stored in the original container, must be clearly labelled and must be inaccessible to the children. Any medication given to the children is recorded accurately and parents have to sign a form from the setting. Fire procedures Fire safety instructions (fire action) should be clearly displayed in the nursery. Staff and children should be aware of the fire drill procedures. Fire exits should be clearly marked and kept clear at all times. A register of both adult and children should be completed every morning and in event of fire the register should be taken in case of an evacuation. First aid box Two fully equipped first aid boxes should be easily reachable at

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