Level 3- Unit 4 E1+D1 and E2

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E1+D1- Under the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 employers must meet certain rules to make sure everyone in the place of work is safe. It also means employees have to be careful that there are no risks of injury to anyone. In a childcare setting the Health and Safety Act states "buildings should be in good condition and designed with the safety of users in mind, buildings and surroundings should be clean and safe and equipment must be safely used and stored." As practitioners, everyone in the childcare setting must know what their health and safety policies in their settings are. This act helps maintain healthy, safe and secure environments as it safeguards both the children and the adults working with them, this is done as the employers and employees have to ensure the workplace is safe and appropriate information such as training and supervision should be made available. In the setting, to follow this act, you should ensure that all children in the building are safe and have a secure environment, to do this you could have certain security arrangements in place such as doors which can only be opened from the inside of the building and which have an alarm system. Recording and reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR). RIDDOR places a legal duty on employers, self-employed people and people in control of premises. These people who are responsible for this must record and report certain incidents, injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences involving employees, self-employed workers and members of the public. The information provided through recording and reporting enables the enforcing authorities to identify where and how risks arise, and to investigate serious accidents. E2- Meningitis is an infectious disease. Some of the signs of meningitis are severe headaches, nausea and vomiting and joint pains. When in the setting the...
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