Unit Title CYP Core 3.4: 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. There are a lot of factors to take into account when planning a healthy and safe indoor or outdoor environment and service. These will include the needs and requirements of the children/young person firstly. The service should meet the needs of the children and young people, such as changing the service to suit the children and young people’s individual needs, age and abilities. ( outside environment- padding on the floor, padding around bars(climbing frame) gates surrounding the area preventing the children and young people from getting out and preventing potential unauthorised adults having contact with children and young people.) Take into account the children and young people’s specific needs, such as; sensory impairments learning difficulties, disabilities and pregnancy, but also taking into account the needs of the children and young people’s carers. Check the function and purposes of the environment and services offered (ensure the venue you are using is suitable for the activity you are planning by checking equipment and staffing is efficient) and ensure the duty of care is being met by all staff involved with the service offered. Think about the desired outcomes of the activity, and about what you are trying to achieve. If the activity is something the children and young people can progress in, ensure there are progression steps they can make to better themselves and their learning.
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. Health and safety is monitored and maintained in the workplace by following; the Health and Safety at work Act 1974, the guidelines of COSHH, and RIDDOR, following the Childcare Act 2006, Food Hygiene Legislation and all workplace policies and procedures. Staff have access to these documents upon induction of the workplace. In my workplace we have an accident book that is used whenever a student or staff have an accident; this is monitored to help us as a organisation prevent it from happening again. To promote health and safety in the classrooms we have posters encouraging the young people to keep their workplace clean and tidy by cleaning up after themselves and respecting the building they are using. All wires and electrical equipment is safely stored in cupboards or tucked away from the young people’s reach. We also have a signing in book that all visitors, staff and young people have to use upon arrival to the building. This is used for fire safety reasons (if there was a fire in the building we would have access to knowing how many people where in the building at the time and could record how many got out) and also for health and safety reasons (if a stranger came into the organisation we would be able to find their name in the book). All staff in the building are advised to wear name badges to make the students and visitors aware of who is staff and who isn’t.
1.3: Identify sources of current guidance for planning healthy and safe environments and services. Sources of current guidance for planning healthy and safe environments and services are – Health and Safety at work Act 1974, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR), Childcare Act 2006, Food Hygiene Legislation 2006, Workplace policies and procedures. These’s are all policies and procedures that should be easily accessible I the workplace and introduced to you upon induction. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupation health and safety in the United Kingdom. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) is the law that requires employers to control...
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