Factors To Take Into Account When Planning Healthy And Safe Environment Essay

493 Words2 Pages
CYPCore34-1.1 Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services. Every person working with children is responsible for their safety; we all have the duty of care. It’s important that the environment children are in is checked regularly before and during activities. We make sure equipment is in good condition and safe for children to use, age appropriate toys, accessible furniture, clean toilet and washing facilities, at all times children are supervised within ratio. It is the responsibility of the Health and Safety Officer, nursery manager and Head Office to ensure health and safety procedures are put in place, making sure people/staff are aware of them and follow them. Taking into consideration the health, safety and welfare of the children we care for and staff members. Also to provide staff with a safe environment, safe equipment and safe place to work. Things we have to follow and abide by are: Policies and procedures –…show more content…
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 –
Open Document