1.2 Identify the lines of responsibility and reporting for health and safety in the work setting
All health and safety issues are to be reported to Lynn Taylor. Lynn then ensures all staff are made aware of the issue and arranges for repair/removal as necessary.
All of the current Busy Bees staff are trained first aiders.
The Health and safety officer is Lynn Taylor. Lynn completes the yearly risk assessment, and all the staff are responsible for the daily and weekly assessments. Responsibility for reporting a risk is of all the staff, and for them to ensure Lynn is informed so she is able to arrange repair/removal as necessary.
1.3 Explain what risk assessment is and how this is managed in the work setting
A risk assessment is a procedure carried out to identify, evaluate and estimate levels of risk and hazards in a situation or setting and developing an action plan outlining any action required to remove a risk or hazard and a timeline for the completion of the action required.
At Busy Bee's risk assessments are carried out daily, before and during each session, weekly and termly. Annually a full risk assessment of the setting and its outside areas is carried out by Lynn Taylor. As it is a shared setting, this is done alongside the Health and Safety Officer for the Early Years Centre.
Risk assessments contain details of the risk, who is at risk, what action is to be taken, and the timescale that it will be dealt with when necessary.
2.1 Explain why a safe but challenging environment is important for children and young people
Children are unable to identify dangers as readily as an adult
Challenges aid learning and development
The benefits of a safe but challenging environment for children are that they are able to explore their surroundings gaining confidence and knowledge that they can then use in their world away from Busy Bees.
2.2 Identify the difference between