Within my work setting we have to follow the health and safety act 1974. This act ensures that:
Reporting or dealing with any hazards such as making sure that there are no equipment are on the classroom floor including the children’s coat are hanged up and not left on the floor. No cables are sticking out from anywhere and it is tucked away properly. Making sure the windows can open and close properly and making sure that they are not broken. Making sure the toilet floors are not wet and the toilets can flush. Drawing pins are locked away and not being used.
We also have fire drills every two weeks to check that they still work and most importantly that the children can get out of the building in one peace. When working in any school the policy and procedures every member of staff has to be qualified CRB checked and has to go on regular training courses.
When a child is sick and has to go to the welfare room, at all times gloves and an aprons must be worn when dealing with a child who is vomiting or has had an accident (wetting them self). Any child that has been to the welfare room has to be recorded on the computer and a letter will be sent home to let the parents know. There is always a first aided in the welfare room at all times. The first aid box is n the welfare room but small ones are kept in all classes with just the basics things in the like plasters and bandages.
1.2- Describe how health and safety is monitored and maintained in the setting
As well as staff, all children must follow the health and safety procedures. All children know that running inside the school is not aloud and we explain to them that it is not allowed. Also children are not allowed to run and down the stair. In our school we have signs on the staircase which shows children walking. Another sign shows a child running and then falling. Also on the stair we have