Health and Safety Mu.2.4

Topics: Medicine, First aid, Childhood Pages: 4 (674 words) Published: June 25, 2012
Non- medical incidents and emergencies that may occur in the work setting are – * Stranger in the building
* Abuse
* Frozen taps
* No heating
* Building collapse
* Missing child
* Parent could become violent
* Snow
* Flood

Actions to take in the following situations are –
* Know how to safely evacuate everyone
* Know where extinguishers are kept and how to use them, know where all fire exits are * Check for obstructions on both sides of the fire exits
* The person in charge must take the register and signing in and out form for visitors when the building is evacuated. * The person in charge will call for the fire brigade
* Everyone who has evacuated the building are to go to the set, secure location a safe distance from the building, where it is checked that everyone is accounted for. * Nobody is allowed back into the building until classed as safe by the fire brigade

Security incidents:

* If a security incident occurred in the setting, I would first protect the children, I would inform my room leader or manager if this happened and wait for instructions.

Emergency incidents;

* Ensure children are safe
* If a child is missing, inform manager
* Children are in a safe location


Signs and symptoms which may indicate that a child or young person is injured or unwell are;

* Out of character, quiet, lethargic.
* Diarrhoea
* Vomiting
* Irritable
* Rash
* High temperature
* Not wanting to eat
The circumstances when a child may need urgent medical attention are; * Loss of consciousness
* Head injury
* Continued bleeding after first aid treatment has been given * Suspected fracture
* Burns or scalds
* Foreign bodies
* Fits
* Suspected poisoning
* Choking
* Allergic reaction


My own role and responsibilities in the event of a child requiring urgent medical attention are;...
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