Outcome 1: Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that support children and young people’s health & safety.
1.1 Factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor & outdoor environments & services.
• Who needs to access environments & services?
I.e. Only staff, parents, children taking into account age range, disabilities.
• The schools health & safety policy and who is responsible for this.
• The needs of pupils to explore their environment safely & securely.
• The schools requirements & any other guidelines for health, hygiene, safety & supervision in the setting including access to premises, store rooms and storage areas.
• Health & safety regulations of materials used in the learning environment(COSH)
• Disposal of waste in a safe manner.
• Environmental factors & how they affect the learning process along with how they should be adjusted for different activities.
• How the environment needs adapting for pupils with sensory or physical impairments.
• How to encourage pupils to accept responsibility for the safe use & care of equipment & materials in the learning environment.
1.2 Explain how health & safety is monitored and maintained & how people in the work setting are made aware of risks & hazards and encouraged to work safely.
Health & Safety is governed by the Policies and procedures set down by the school.
A ½ termly assessment is carried out to highlight any issues/H & S matters which have arisen since the last assessment and any problems are either dealt with immediately or passed onto the relevant persons to be actioned.
All risk assessments are carried out/ held in line with current legislation supplied by the LA, H & S executive and Essex School Consortium H & S Executive.
Risk assessments are in place to ensure safe practice within the school environment and cover everything from entering the