When planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services, there are certain factors which need to be considered for example, the setting needs to take into account the risks and hazards around the setting inside and outside -outside, to ensure there are no poisonous plants, berries and sharp objects and inside that all the doors and gates are locked. Risk assess the setting for broken toys, the floor needs to be clean and clear, plugs are covered and fire exit doors are clear. The layout should have space between each activity and display.
Health and Safety is monitored and maintained in the setting by (is there a checklist for example where you have a list of daily/hourly checks to do on the premises to ensure you are maintaining a healthy and safe setting?) following a Health and Safety Checklist provided to us by our manager which includes tasks such as check the doors are locked, that there is a safety gate to the kitchen area, practise fire drills and ensuring hazardous substances are locked away in cupboards. By following these checklists we are also made aware of the risks and hazards not following the checklist can cause and this encourages us to work safely.
Current guidance for planning healthy and safety environments and services can be sourced from the Playgroup Manager, Slough Sure Start ,Ofsted, The Dept of Education, Health protection agency and the EYFS. Some of these guidelines include:
COSHH good hygiene practice.
Safety and security policies
Parental permission form
Home incident form
Missing child procedures
Health and safety law
Following the current guidance in the health and safety at work act 1974, gives the responsibility for health and safety to the employer and employees. The premises must be well maintain and safe, accidents and indents form must be fill in when any accident...