Classrooms and Play Areas should be assessed constantly in order to keep the areas safe and danger free. An example of this procedure would be to keep tables and chairs in a tidy order and away from doors and open windows. First Aid facilities are a requirement and must be kept in a place that all staff are aware of, in the event of a fire then procedure must be followed to
* My duty of care can safeguard the children in my care. * This consist of * Risk assessment- carrying out a risk assessment will ensure the safety of children, this assessment should be done for the equipment that we use, the inside and outside of the building and any outings that may occur, this will minimize the risk of any injuries or harm that may occur. Risk assessments will also recognizes any potential hazards, i.e. plug socket having caps in them to stop children putting objects inside, making sure food is not out of date. * Policies and procedures- Having clear rules and boundaries ensures that both children (who are able to understand) and I know how to conduct ourselves with in the setting, this means by acting appropriately in ways, that do not harm ourselves and
Unit3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care P2-M1 In this assignment I will be talking about the different types of legislations and why they are important. Health and safety at a workplace is important because it ensures that all workers are being protected, it is also important because workers are being protected from illness and if they have become ill because of work the health and safety at work act 1974 can make sure a risk assessment is taken so hat other workers stay safe and the same thing does not happen again. Health and safety at work act 1974 is an act that covers everyone such as employees, employers and the service user. Within this act they provide training for workers, students and anyone that is on a placement or someone that is doing voluntary work this legislation has been helping people and workers for 30years. This act has helped people save their lives and be able to carry on working; this act covers people in the UK for example England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Unit 4 Assignment Keeping Children Safe E1 Legislation that relate to a healthy, safe and secure environment; * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 * Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 * Reporting Of Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences regulations 1995 * Food Handling Regulations 1995 * Fire Precautions (workplace) Regulations 1997 * Children Act 1989 * Children Act 2004 * Children Act 2006 * Early Years Foundation Stage Welfare Requirements D1 Child Act 2004 This act was put into place for the safety, health and well being of all children. Making sure all children are treated with respect and taken care of in the appropriate way. This act also allowed a legal framework for every child matters which influences our practice greatly. ‘The programme’s goal is that every child, whatever their background or circumstances, has the support they need to; * Be healthy (this includes growing and development as well as emotional and physical well-being) * Stay safe * Enjoy and achieve through learning (this includes emotional well-being) * Make a positive contribution to society * Achieve economic well-being (P.Tassoni, Pg16, 2007) Therefore in our practice we make sure we plan health foods for the child and plan active activities for the children. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 Hazardous substances are any chemicals which can affect your health if not controlled properly, for example, glues, paints, cleaning products and bodily fluids.
To prevent this it is everyone’s responsibility to communicate with each other, clean up after ourselves and report anything that you think that might cause an accident. That includes not just the staff but patients, contractors as well we are all part of one big Team. Manual Handling. Health and safety is every ones responsibility but Employer is responsible if there is any hazardous substance on work place. All the employers need to have Business liability Insurance to cover all the employees and premises.
For example there must be safe entrances and exits to the workplace (nothing must be in the way or blocking the entrances/exits), all equipment must be safe to use and tested regularly so risks to health and safety are minimised. It is also important that there are measures and risk assessments in place to protect vulnerable groups. Training and supervision must also be provided to staff for example on the practices to follow for reporting of faulty equipment, including who
E1- Identify legislation which influence healthy, safe and secure environments for early year’s settings 1. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 2. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 3. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) 4. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) 5.
Legislation and Health and Safety we are governed by a range of legislation and policies to provide a safe and healthy working environment, all the legislation comes under the health and safety at work act 1974. This covers duties for the employer, managers and employees, The employer has the duty to provided information,the supervision and training on health and safety within the working environment. Have clear health and safety policies in place, and ensure the area is safe for all employees including providing any equipment required and maintaining to ensure the is not a risk to the employees As a Manager I am required to maintain a safe working environment, provide inductions for new staff, which must include health and safety procedures and how to identify potential hazards. I am to also ensure that all staff stick to the policies and procedures in place. The employee must follow all health and safety policies, follow the instructions provided with any equipment and ensure the cleaning products are used in the correct manner.
Unit Four Task one E1 & D1: explain how strategies to establish and maintain healthy, safe and secure environments in early years settings are supported by legislation Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 All employers have legal responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Employers must meet certain rules to make sure everyone in that place of work is safe. It also means employees have to be careful that there are no risks of injury to anyone. In a childcare setting the Health and Safety Act states “buildings should be in good condition and designed with the safety of users in mind, buildings and surroundings should be clean and safe and equipment must be safely used and stored.” As practitoners, everyone in the childcare setting must know what their health and safety policies in their settings are. This act helps maintain healthy, safe and secure environments as it safeguards both the children and the adults working with them, this is done as the employers and employees have to ensure the workplace is safe and appropriate information such as training and supervision should be made available.
Also, to ensure that the relevant standards, policies and guidelines are available within the workplace.2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the prevention and control of infectionThe main legislation relating to infection prevention and control are; The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is a piece of legislation which has been put in place in order to ensure a workplace is safe for all employers, employees and visitors within the building or work area and that all risks posed are eliminated or minimised as much as possible. The Management of Health and Safety