Accidents, Illness and Emergencies in the Early Years Setting

Topics: Injury, Infectious disease, Teacher, Accident, Safety, School / Pages: 9 (2081 words) / Published: Jan 16th, 2014
Describe the policies and procedures for dealing with accidents, injuries, illnesses and other emergencies that are in place within the school setting (P3).
These policies and procedures of accident, injury, illness and other emergencies are in place within the school setting to govern working practices and provide quality and an agreed framework for action. The management within the school setting is responsible for creating the policies and for checking that they are being followed, and the staffs are responsible for implementing the policies.

As all staff and parents must be aware of these policies, you will often find them on a notice board, or in the settings brochure. It is also important that new staff are informed of these policies and procedures during their induction.

The school policy states, “…Our paramount importance is to regard the health and safety of all employees, pupils and other visitors to Windwhistle Primary School…”
The following statements, dealing with accidents, injuries, illnesses and other emergencies is issued in pursuance of the Health and Safety at Work Act. 1974 and the policy of the County Council.
Accidents and Injuries Policy and Procedures
• All accidents must be reported to the Head Teacher and entered into the accident book which is found in Health and Safety Rep's first aid folder.

• Fatal or Major Injuries must be reported immediately by telephone to Health and Safety Office and also to the Chair of Governors. This must be followed up by the completion of an accident report form and sent to the Education Health and Safety Officer.

• Dangerous Occurrences must also be reported immediately by telephone to Health and Safety Officer as above.

First Aid – Dealing with Accidents, Injuries, Illnessess and Other Emergencies.

The appointed person(s) by the head are qualified to administer first aid to casualties. The responsibilities of the appointed person(s) are:
• To take charge in the situation where

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