Support children and young people's health and safety.
There are a number of factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor environments and services. The first thing you need to consider is the age needs and ability’s of the children. For example there will be different risks to a toddler with hearing difficulty then the risk to a toddler with out. That dose not mean they should not play with the same toys just how we asses and deal with the risk. This apply's to parents and carers to have wide doors or slopes to accommodate wheel chairs,brail ect. As I have explained in duty of care a child’s welfare and safety is paramount when planning, all children must get something out of actives in acordance with EYFS. It is important to know we are all responsible but we need to know the lines of responsibility and accountability. For example if you find a problem with equipment who do you report it to ect. In all settings health and safety should be monitored and maintained and is important of everyone to know how people in the work setting are made aware of risks hazards and encouraged to work safely. This is done by maintaining by conducting regular risk assessments depending on your setting they may be laid out differently and you may have some more in depth ones for say equipment ect. any problems found on the risk assessment will be jotted down and given a urgency rating and given to your manager and theses should fix the problem our update policy. For example one setting we use has a pirate boat outside and it has no hand rail around the top, so a note was put on the side to say that children under two could not play on the ship, they also put wood chip around the ship to make it safer for children to play on. Polices and procedure have to be followed and studied as this encourages us to work safely, with in my setting we also have meeting every month or so so we can raise concerns or be...
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