1.1 Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services.
There are a variety of factors to consider when planning health and safety in your setting. The individual needs of each child, taking into account their age and abilities are important as are the specific risks due to impairment or the possibility of pregnancy in carers.
You must consider the function of the environment the children use and what the outcomes you require for using those areas. We must also take into account our duty of care and ensure that responsibility and accountability are recognised and considered to ensure there are no unnecessary risks.
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 safety.
Health and safety of our children, staff members and family or visitors are a high priority for our setting. Wehahave policy
We have policies and procedures set in place for all our activities and environments and ensure that we follow these when using these areas. If there are changes to these areas then we implement a new procedure to ensure it will not cause any unnecessary risks. If a child or staff member comes into the setting who may have a disability or impairment then we will reassess our setting to ensure that the individual is not put at risk. All staff members consult our policies and procedures on a regular basis to ensure we are fully up to date with all the possible hazards that we may deal with and these procedures also advise us on how to deal with any hazard in a way that will reduce risk to any individual who may be involved. If a hazard does occur then staff will immediately inform the other staff members verbally about what has occurred and then ensure it is dealt with according to our policies and procedures.
1.3 Identify sources of