Health and Safety

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CU1521 Support children and young people’s health and safety | | | 1.1 Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services. At my setting we take into account a variety of factors when we plan the indoor and outdoor environment and services. Before setting up the environment it is important that the following is considered and checked: * Staff – Child Ratio * Age of children * Ability of children * Development stage of children * Individual needs * Outcomes of activity * Potential risks For Example: If i was setting up the outside area for eight 2-3 year olds i would need to ensure that there were 2 members of staff available to go into the garden with them and that the toys/ activities set up would be appropriate for their age. I would check the outside area for any potential risks and minimise these as much as possible. | 1.2 Explain how health and safety is monitored and maintained and how people in the work setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely. At my setting health and safety policies and procedures are regularly reviewed, we have a designated health and safety officer who regularly checks the nursery for any potential hazards or risks, when any changes are made all staff are made aware by the issuing of the new policy/procedure for us to read and sign or we will be updated at our regular evening staff meetings. Once a week health and safety knowledge of employees is tested by the health and safety officer, she will ring around the rooms and ask health and safety questions to the employees in each room to ensure their understanding is correct.At the beginning of any employees employment the health and safety officer will go through the health and safety policies/procedures to ensure we are all working to same standard and

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