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Supporting Young Peoples Health and Safety

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STUDY PACK

FOR

Unit 5329 - 208

Support children and young people’s
health and safety

Learning outcomes:

1Know the legislative and policy framework for health and safety 2Recognise and manage risks to children and young people’s health, safety and security 3Support children and young people to assess and manage risk 4Respond to emergency situations

Resources
Copy of the Health and Safety policy/procedure for your school

Outcome 1

Describe how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in the setting.O1.1

In our school we follow the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and through this our Health and Safety policy is produced. It is the employer’s duty to put policies and procedures into place to ensure that the setting is meeting the standards of the Health and Safety at Work Act, and the employer’s duty to make sure these are followed. The way in which our school follows this Act is by making sure that the building and environment is well maintained, clean and safe. Equipment is stored properly and is regularly checked to ensure it is safe. Hazardous materials and equipment are locked away and we follow the COSHH Act. We provide adequate facilities to suit the needs and abilities of all children and young people and all members of staff are qualified, CRB checked and given regular training opportunities and courses for example, Health and Safety, food hygiene, safeguarding and manual handling. We have a Health and Safety officer who oversees the running of the setting and ensures that risk assessments are carried out and updated regularly, they have to be signed by the head teacher, teacher and practitioner otherwise they are void as the practitioner can say they haven’t read them. When completing a risk assessment there are five main steps to follow; ·The potential risk

·Who is at risk
·Existing control measures
·Risk rating
·Who is responsible
These are...

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