When planning indoor lessons what health and safety factors do you need to take into account? What do you need to take into account when planning for outdoors?
When planning an indoor lesson you need to take into account various health and safety factors. These will be that the room you will be taking the lesson in has enough space for the amount of students in the lesson. Students and staff should be able to move around the room without causing any problems for others and be able to locate all necessary materials and any equipment that is needed for the lesson. The lighting in the room needs to be enough that in all areas of the room students have adequate light to access the lesson. You will also need to take into account any persons who may have a medical or physical need, are they able to move around the room safely, do they need to be sat in a certain area or do they need a different style of chair. In a science lesson you may need to have a stool that has a back to help support the student.
When planning an indoor beauty lesson in a demountable classroom you need to take into account a variety of things:
• Movement around the classroom (slips and trips) - look at - flooring, space between stations, electrical cables, possible spillages, outside steps/ramps and handrails.
• Furniture and fixtures – look at – fixed items (cupboards, display boards), portable equipment, and window openings.
• Electrical equipment – look at – sockets and switches
• Fire – look at – fire doors are they unobstructed, unlocked and easy to open
• Workplace (ventilation and heating) – look at – natural ventilation, room temperature and window blinds
• COSHH – all liquids used are clearly labelled and stored correctly, first aid box, know who the first aiders are and hygiene
When planning an outdoor PE lesson you need to take into account a variety of things:
• Outside areas – secure, boundaries