Guidance For Planning Healthy And Safe Environments And Services

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Register to read the introduction… There are a number of agencies that you could refer to for guidance for planning healthy & safe environments & services:
· Health & safety executive – is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.
They are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces
· Child accident prevention trust - they are committed to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.
· Department for schools & families - is committed to creating a world-class state education system. They will work to improve the opportunities and experiences available to children and the education workforce by focusing on the following priorities:
Giving greater autonomy to schools
Improving parental choice
Offering more support for the poorest
Whole system improvement
Great quality provision for children
· EYFS – sets standards and frameworks to follow to ensure the safety of children & young people
· The government web-site – (directgov) is a great source of information and
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The Health & Safety Act is up on the wall for all of us to refer to if needed. My manager ensures that we all are trained and up to date with any new policies. We have fire drills (Fire Safety Order 2005), so all staff and children know what to do and where to assemble. We carry out Fire risk assessments each term. We are all trained or in the process of training in first aid, (the First Aid at Work Regulations 1981) and have adequate, appropriate equipment and facilities for providing first aid in our setting. We know how to record any first aid incidents or accidents and a bump note is always sent home with the child, when it’s a member of staff who is hurt for example I cut my finger, so I had to fill in an accident form detailing how and what first aid I was given and sign it. We ensure the setting provides a clean and safe environment for the staff and the children to work in. If any staff member is required to clean any spillages or clean any bodily fluids up we know where the products are kept and how to dispose of it safely and also what protective clothing to wear. All cleaning products and chemicals are kept in a locked cupboard. Children are taught to wash hands before eating and after using the toilet and also to throw away any tissues and wash their hands. If any child is ill which may spread to others their parents are informed and asked to collect the child as soon as possible and they are asked to keep the child off school

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