In this care team you will need to follow the health and safety legislation guidelines, while carrying out your creative and therapeutic activities. In this care team we have strict policies and guidelines you need to abide by. In this leaflet it will be explaining the potential risks and responsibilities you will have. It is of high importance that you should follow these rules and regulations at all times as they are here to keep you and other people in the environment safe, if you do not abide by our rules and regulations then consequences will follow. The handout will include legislation acts such as; health and safety at work act (1974), the food standard act (1999), general food regulations (2004), manual handling operations (1992) and COSHH (2002).
There are 6 creative and therapeutic activities you could arrange these are:-
Health and safety at work act 1974- throughout doing creative and therapeutic activities you will need to think about how you can make it safe for you and other people around you for example if you was doing cooking with disabled children you will need to think about how you can make it a safe activity. You will need to think about what they can’t do such as cutting things up with sharp knives or whether they can take things out the oven. You will also need to think about allergies in case the children are allergic to anything if so make sure they don’t eat or touch any of them as this could cause harm to the child. Things you should think about while cooking are;
Knives- make sure the child aren’t using the knives as they are sharp and they could cause serious damage, instead you should take the knives and cut the food up ready for the child to use this is so they don’t feel left out in the cutting.
Fire safety- when you are cooking you need to think of fire hazards that could cause serious injuries