When planning indoor and outdoor activities, there are many factors of health and safety that we have to take into account for example:
Age: you have to make sure that the activity and equipment is suitable for the children's age group. Abilities & individual needs : you have to assess to see if each individual child is able to do it and if there personal needs are met. Risk & Hazards : before you plan the activity you must do a risk assessment and reduce any risk involved and make sure the area is suitable and large enough for the activity.
in my work setting health and safety is moniterd and maintained by staff by doing daily, weekly and monthly checks on: the nursery
the baby room
quite room/ sleep room
after school club room
we are made aware of any hazards/risks in the nursery by staff and risk assessments which are done frequently. By these risk assessments we are then encouraged to work more safely fowling the health and safety polices witch we can find in the staff hand book.
there are many different sources of guidance for planning healthy and safe environments, theses guidance sources can come from:
in there guidances files in work
from your tutor
Health and safety act
An Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition, possession and use of dangerous substances, and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations, and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.