Wendy Scott TDA 2.8: Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety 1.1: Describe how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in the setting. Every school by law is required to have a safety policy which gives information to staff about the procedures that they have in place for ensuring that the school is safe. The health, safety and welfare of all the people that work or learn at the setting are of fundamental importance. The school aims to provide a safe, secure and pleasant environment for everyone. The Governing Body, as an employer, takes responsibility for the health and safety of all their pupils, members of staff and others who visit the premises.
2.8 support children and young people’s health and safety 1.1 Describe how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in the setting. There are several key pieces of legislation that impact on how schools manage the health and safety of both their employees, and others who come into contact with the school e.g. pupils, support workers and parents. These pieces of legislation are: The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974. At Ridgeway Primary Academy School we have a Health And Safety Policy statement of intent what says the school will, so far as is reasonable practicable, ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees.
Describe why Schools have policies and procedures All schools follow certain rules and procedures for the smooth and day to day running of school matters and to make sure that pupil receive quality education. Policies help define rules, regulations, procedures and protocols for schools. Schools policies are there for several reasons. • To establish rules and regulations for acceptable behaviours • To ensure that the school environment is safe for pupil • To create a productive learning environment • To make sure that the school environment is also safe for the teachers and other staff. Policies are oftenly created by the governing bodies of the school in order for rules and regulations to be in place and enforced.
In addition, the use of visual signs or simple sign language to make the child aware of health and safety in the setting should be considered. 1.2 An explanation of 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. In our nursery, we maintain a safe and healthy environment by following the correct legislation and ensuring that all staff work safely in the environment.
Question 1 It is Extra Cares responsibility as an employer in relation to prevention and control are, to keep everyone safe and provide a safe environment in the work place. To follow current legalisation e.g. COSHH, NICE, HASAWA, The Public Health(control of diseases) Act, Food Safety Act. There are also local authorities guidelines to be followed. To provide relevant training for employees and PPE.
MU24 contribute to children and young people’s health and safety Outcome 1- Know the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting 1. Outline the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting There is an act put under place by the law which is the health and safety act 1974. This is put into place to ensure that your workplace is a safe place to work. Every work setting should have health and safety policies. These should be kept safe and be placed were everyone can see them.
All staff working in the education setting must follow Policies and Procedures set by school in order to provide a safe and secure environment, not only for the children but for the staff working in the school also. In order to do so there are safe working practices within a school to protect pupils and adults. These practices have been put in place to help staff establish the safest possible learning and working environment. Some of the safe working practices within the school to protect pupils and adults are for example CRB checks. All staff working with children needs to have a CRB check done on them as it is to certify that the adult has not been convicted in any crime in any shape or form.
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
TDA 2.2 (1.2 1.4) Identify the lines of responsibility and reporting for health and safety in the work setting. Describe how health and safety is monitored and maintained in setting. The lines of responsibility may vary depending on the school’s policy, but the most general are: 1. Head Teacher : who is the ultimate responsible for the health and safety within the school; 2. Health and safety officer: monitor and ensure that policies and procedures are understood and followed by all; 3.
P4.2- The HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974 states “make your work place as safe” (Meggitt, et al, 2012, 157). We need to make sure that we make our settings really safe for children because all settings have the Health and safety policy. The health and safety policy includes “risk assessments, fire safety, first aid, accident reporting,