1.1 Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environment and services.
When planning an activity make sure the equipment you use for the child outside is suitable for them, and won’t cause any harm to them. Make sure the environment you use for them is suitable also so they will be safe at all times. Also make sure they have enough space to do any activity. If there are any plants around them, make sure they won’t be a threat to the children. Make sure there is no animal mess around so the children won’t step in it, and any rubbish is removed. A good environment gives the children more encouragement to have a look around and explore. Risks assessments should be carried out for the activities and regular checks. The toilet area should also be clean, with soap in and toilet roll so it is suitable for the children, if they need to go. 1.2 Explain how health and safety is monitored and maintained and how people in the work setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely.
You need to read up the health and safety policies and procedures. They will state what risk assessments that you undertake, from arriving at work, to checking up on the outdoor area, and entering the building. Checking that the equipment is safe and the safety of children. Make sure everything is safe inside and out. Make sure everything is safe in the kitchen and the toilets. Make sure nothing is in the way of the fire door, so all children can be safe hopefully in risk of a fire. 1.3 Identify sources of current guidance for planning healthy and safe environments and services.
Risk assessments are a legal requirement mainly under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, although most health and safety legislation requires a risk assessment approach. Risk assessments must be recorded, and kept on the school