Child staff ratios have to be followed, proper medical coverage for each and every employee has to be meet, and proper care for each and every child. When working in a childcare center each employee have to treat each child just like it is there own child. The brochure (“ North Carolina Childcare Law and Rules”, 2007) noted that childcare centers must keep accurate
Steven Godwin CU2939 1.1 Every workplace has the legal obligation to abide by The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Where there are five or more employees a written health and safety policy must be provided and the employer must ensure that all employees have seen it. Employers must also consult with their employees on health and safety matters. The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 require workplaces and equipment to be well maintained and there should be suitable and sufficient lighting. During working hours the temperature inside all workplaces should be reasonable and the employer has a general duty to as far as is reasonably practicable safeguard the health, safety and welfare of employees.
IC01 – The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control 1. 1.1 An employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are as follows: * Make sure to attend all forms of infection control training whilst making sure to keep it updated. * Disposing of waste, clinical or normal, efficiently and correctly. * Making sure to keep all equipment clean * Making sure to wear the correct personal protective equipment when dealing with a individual, food or even cleaning. Whilst making sure to dispose of it correctly after every use and wearing new with each individual.
Supply teachers must be fully aware of any local arrangements for emergency action i.e. fires evacuation, accident procedures and reporting, and any other safety arrangements that might affect them during their time at the school. Regular monitoring of the safety policy is the responsibility of the governors and the head teacher. The health and safety co-ordinate and the governors carry out and record at least one safety inspection of the premises a year. Regular monitoring of the safety within the school is carried out by the head teacher through the normal managerial arrangements within the school.
I ensure that all safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers, are in place and operable. I also use a weekly safety list to ensure that I have checked all parts of my classroom to make sure it’s all safe. Also, I personally am always around to supervise the children in all indoor and outdoor activities. Lastly, I require written parental authorization before allowing people other than parents to pick up children from the class. One of my goals in the functional area of healthy is to prevent the spread of germs in my child care.
UNIT 4 Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings 1 Understand the current legislative framework and organisational health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices that are relevant to health, and social care or children and young people’s settings 1.1 Explain the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in the work setting The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation and is responsible for enforcing the act and a number of other acts relevant to the working environment. It also states that all staff should take reasonable care of themselves and others around them and for their safety. Risk assessments have to be done regarding all types of work we do or the equipment we use to see if it is safe to do so. All our legislation and policies and procedures are kept in folders in the manager’s office so we know where they are at all times and are relevant and up to date. We also have Health and Safety, COSSH, RIDDOR, Safeguarding, Manual handling operations.
Kelly-Ann Radcliffe Health and Social Care Unit 4222-264: The Principles of infection Prevention and control Outcome 1: Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 1:1 Employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This tells workers that they have to do certain things in order to comply with the act and they are: * To take responsibility of there own safety and the safety of others. * To cooperate with your employer regarding health and safety matters. * To not intentionally damage and health and safety equipment provided by your employer. * Attend all training that is provided by your employer.
There are also many employers responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. These include:- * Making sure that employees are aware of the health and safety aspects of working in that environment. Employers must make sure that their staff attend all relevant and correct training made available and work to the CQC standards or quality and safety. * They need to keep records in relation to infection control relevant and updated etc. * And to ensure that all PPE/equipment is correct and available and working at all time.
If there are any company health & safety announcements made these are usually sent via email to senior support staff, who then cascade to the support staff & service users if necessary. AC 2.5 Describe how to monitor health & safety in the workplace. To monitor health & safety in the workplace we designate several of the duties to staff to ensure they are all completed regularly. We split them into different areas for each staff: First aid- staff ensure that the first aid box is stocked with all items of equipment at all times i.e plasters, bandages, eye pads, sterile water. Fire safety- staff carry out regular fire drills/smoke alarm checks/fire equipment checks to ensure they are all working correctly.
An employer’s duties include ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all employees by means of risk assessments, training and instruction for employees and sharing of information. Employers must have a written Health and Safety policy that all employees have familiar with. Employees have a common duty of care to take reasonable precautions for the health and safety of themselves and others. All employers are required to display the Health and Safety Law poster. Other relevant acts within the Health and Safety Act relating to early Years are: * Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) This Act details how to protect children from dangerous chemicals (including cleaning materials and medicines).