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Assessment task- MU2.4
Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety Understanding your role in contributing to children and young people’s health and safety is a priority. As new member of staff your line manager will need to know how you can apply this in your work setting. You have been asked to produce information that includes: Task1.

* An outline of the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting * Hot drinks
* Emergency exit
* Signed in/out
* Smoking polices
* Nappy changing polices
* Behavioural policy
* Hazardous substance
* Incident and accidents

Awareness raising: In training for staff and volunteers includes a clear explanation of health and safety issues so that all adults are able to adhere to our policy and procedures as they understand their shared responsibility for health and safety. Safety of adults: Adults are provided with guidance about the safe storage, movement, lifting and erection of large pieces of equipment. Windows: Are protected from accidental breakage or vandalism from people outside the building. Doors: Precautions to prevent children's fingers from being trapped in doors. Floors: All floor surfaces are checked daily to ensure they are clean and not uneven, wet or damaged. Electrical/gas equipment: All electrical/gas equipment conforms to safety requirements and is checked regularly. Storage: All resources and materials from which children select are stored safely. Outdoor area: The area is securely fenced, checked for safety and cleared of rubbish before it is used. Adults and children are alerted to the dangers of poisonous plants, herbicides and pesticides. All outdoor activities are supervised at all times. Hygiene: Seeking information from the Environmental Health Department and the Health Authority to ensure that we keep up-to-date with the latest recommendations. Daily routines encourage the children to learn about personal hygiene. A daily cleaning routine for the setting which includes play room(s), kitchen, rest area, toilets and nappy changing areas. Toilet area has a high standard of hygiene including hand washing and drying facilities and the disposal of nappies Fire safety and emergency evacuation: Ensure our premises present no risk of fire by ensuring the highest possible standard of fire precautions. Fire doors are clearly marked, never obstructed and easily opened from the inside. Smoke detectors/alarms and fire fighting appliances are fitted in appropriate high risk areas of the building. Emergency evacuation procedures are approved by the Fire Safety Officer and are: clearly displayed in the premises, explained to new members of staff, volunteers and parents; and practised regularly at least once every six weeks. Food hygiene: The basis for this is risk assessment as is applies to the purchase, storage, preparation and serving of food to prevent growth of bacteria and food contamination. Food is stored at correct temperatures and is checked to ensure it is in-date and not subject to contamination by pests, rodents or mould. There are separate facilities for hand-washing and for washing up. All surfaces are clean and non-porous, cleaning materials and other dangerous materials are stored out of children's reach. Children do not have unsupervised access to the kitchen. * An identification of the lines of responsibility and reporting for health and safety in the work setting. Health and safety: Ensuring all electrical appliances are checked on an annual basis by a competent person such as deputy manager or manager him self Checking and keeping stocked the First Aid Box;

Routinely checking that all electrical appliances in the Provision are usable and reporting any defects to the Management Committee. Prevention and Reporting: Maintenance of property and equipment to ensure personal safety is the overall responsibility of the Management Committee. All employees, whether paid...
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