Unit MU 2.4 contribute to children and young people's health and safety

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Unit MU 2.4

Contribute to children and young people's health and safety

1.1 Outline the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting to provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from work activities to consult with employees on matters affecting their health and safety to provide and maintain a safe environment to ensure safe handling and use of substances and medicines to provide information, instruction and supervision for employees to ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks and to give them adequate training to prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health to maintain safe and healthy work conditions to review and revise the policy as necessary at regular intervals

1.2 Identify the lines of responsibility and reporting for health and safety in the work setting
Staff member reports issue to Deputy Manager
Deputy Manager reports issue to Manager
Manager then reports to relevent authority such as Health and Safety Executive, OFSTED

1.3 Explain what a risk assessment is and how it is managed in the work setting
A risk assessment is "A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm." according to the Health and Safety Executive's website. My understanding of it is that a risk assessment is a way of checking how likely a place, item or activity, in the case of working in a nursery, is to cuase harm to someone or to be a source of danger and how best to prevent it from happening.

The nursery carries out a risk assessment covering all areas of the building every day as the rooms are set up and before any children arrive and it is recorded on a daily risk assessment sheet. Activities are irsk assessed such taking the children for a walk in the local area, a visit to the library or activities outside in the garden.


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