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CYP 3.4 unit - explain how health and safety is monitored and maintained and how people in the work setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely.

explain how current health and safety legisalation, policies and procedures are implemented in setting

explain how health and safety risk assessments are monitored and reviewed

please help health and safety officer on holiday and everyone else to busy to help at work need to complete on monday helllllllllllllllllppppppppppppp

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Hi Tina had this unit signed off with p discussion so can't really help but i have a Health and safety procedure and policy that you adapt to your setting so you could follow the policy and procedure and answer how you implement them in your setting.


CYP 3.4 Health and safety

3.2 Health and safety general standards

Policy statement

This setting believes that the health and safety of children is of paramount importance. We make our setting a safe and healthy place for children, parents, staff and volunteers.

 We aim to make children, parents and staff aware of health and safety issues and to minimise the hazards and risks to enable the children to thrive in a healthy and safe environment.
 Our member of staff responsible for health and safety is:

 He/she is competent to carry out these responsibilities.
 He/she has undertaken health and safety training and regularly updates his/her knowledge and understanding.
 We display the necessary health and safety poster in


Insurance cover
We have public liability insurance and employers' liability insurance. The certificate for public liability insurance is displayed in:


EYFS key themes and commitments

A Unique Child Positive Relationships Enabling Environments Learning and Development
1.3 Keeping safe
1.4 Health and well-being 3.3 The learning environment




Procedures

Awareness raising
 Our induction training for staff and volunteers includes a clear explanation of health and safety issues so that all adults are able to adhere to our policy and procedures as they understand their shared responsibility for health and safety. The induction training covers matters of employee well-being, including safe lifting and the storage of potentially dangerous substances.
 Records are kept of these induction training sessions and new staff and volunteers are asked to sign the records to confirm that they have taken part.
 Health and safety issues are explained to the parents of new children so that they understand the part played by these issues in the daily life of the setting.
 As necessary, health and safety training is included in the annual training plans of staff, and health and safety is discussed regularly at staff meetings.
 We operate a no smoking policy.
 Children are made aware of health and safety issues through discussions, planned activities and routines.

Safety of adults
 Adults are provided with guidance about the safe storage, movement, lifting and erection of large pieces of equipment.
 When adults need to reach up to store equipment or to change light bulbs they are provided with safe equipment to do so.
 All warning signs are clear and in appropriate languages.
 Adults do not remain in the building on their own or leave on their own after dark.
 The sickness of staff and their involvement in accidents is recorded. The records are reviewed termly to identify any issues that need to be addressed.
 We keep a record of all substances that may be hazardous to health - such as cleaning chemicals, or gardening chemicals if used. This states what the risks are and what to do if they have contact with eyes or skin or are ingested. It also states where they are stored.
 We keep all cleaning chemicals in their original containers.

Windows
 Low level windows are made from materials that prevent accidental breakage or are made safe.
 Windows are protected from accidental breakage or vandalism from people outside the building.
 Windows above the ground floor are secured so that children cannot climb through them.

Doors
 We take precautions to prevent children's fingers from being trapped in doors.

Floors
 All floor surfaces are checked daily to ensure they are clean and not uneven, wet or damaged.

Electrical/gas equipment
 All electrical/gas equipment conforms to safety requirements and is checked regularly.
 Our boiler/electrical switch gear/meter cupboard is not accessible to the children.
 Fires, heaters, electric sockets, wires and leads are properly guarded and the children are taught not to touch them.
 Storage heaters are checked daily to make sure they are not covered.
 There are sufficient sockets to prevent overloading.
 The temperature of hot water is controlled to prevent scalds.
 Lighting and ventilation is adequate in all areas including storage areas.

Storage
 All resources and materials from which children select are stored safely.
 All equipment and resources are stored or stacked safely to prevent them accidentally falling or collapsing.

Outdoor area
 Our outdoor area is securely fenced.
 Our outdoor area is checked for safety and cleared of rubbish before it is used.
 Adults and children are alerted to the dangers of poisonous plants, herbicides and pesticides.
 Our pool/pond is securely covered or otherwise guarded.
 Where water can form a pool on equipment, it is emptied before children start playing outside.
 Our outdoor sand pit is covered when not in use and is cleaned regularly.
 All outdoor activities are supervised at all times.

Hygiene
 We regularly seek information from the Environmental Health Department and the Health Authority to ensure that we keep up-to-date with the latest recommendations.
 Our daily routines encourage the children to learn about personal hygiene.
 We have a daily cleaning routine for the setting which includes play room(s), kitchen, rest area, toilets and nappy changing areas.
 We have a schedule for cleaning resources and equipment, dressing-up clothes and furnishings.
 The toilet area has a high standard of hygiene including hand washing and drying facilities and the disposal of nappies.
 We implement good hygiene practices by:
- cleaning tables between activities;
- cleaning toilets regularly;
- wearing protective clothing - such as aprons and disposable gloves - as appropriate;
- providing sets of clean clothes;
- providing tissues and wipes; and
- ensuring individual use of flannels and towels.

Activities and resources
 Before purchase or loan, equipment and resources are checked to ensure that they are safe for the ages and stages of the children currently attending the setting.
 The layout of play equipment allows adults and children to move safely and freely between activities.
 All equipment is regularly checked for cleanliness and safety and any dangerous items are repaired or discarded.
 All materials, including paint and glue, are non-toxic.
 Sand is clean and suitable for children's play.
 Physical play is constantly supervised.
 Children are taught to handle and store tools safely.
 Children who are sleeping are checked regularly.
 Children learn about health, safety and personal hygiene through the activities we provide and the routines we follow.
 Any faulty equipment is removed from use and is repaired. If it cannot be repaired it is discarded.
 Large pieces of equipment are discarded only with the consent of the manager and the chairperson or owner

Legal framework

 Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992
 Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)
(2002)
 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended)
 Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992

Further guidance

 Health and Safety Law: What You Should Know (HSE Revised 2009)
 Health and Safety Regulation…A Short Guide (HSE 2003)
 Electrical Safety and You (HSE 1998)
 Working with substances hazardous to health: What You Need to Know About COSHH (HSE Revised 2009)
 Manual Handling – Frequently Asked Questions (HSE)

This policy was adopted at a meeting of name of setting
Held on (date)
Date to be reviewed (date)
Signed on behalf of the management committee
Name of signatory
Role of signatory (e.g. chair/owner)


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If you don't get a reply about risk assessments i have completed a risk assessment course so ask again and i will look at notes and tell you what i know.
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would love to but been taken over the only copies are available on their infernet as its called and the only person who can access this is the health and safety officer and they have taken 2 weeks holidays as they give out the passwords so we can use the system and no 1 has access until she comes back so up the creeck without a paddle as the old forms have been removed
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1.2
Health and safety is monitored and maintained in a verity of ways within the setting, there is a Healthy and Safety policy, which is shared with all staff, outlining the main areas. Staff training is kept up to date. Risk assessments are carried out regularly including a daily check of the environment which is being used, a full risk assessment of tools, equipment and the environment is carried out termly. The setting manager is responsible for health and safety and any risks identified should be directed to her, she will then decide the best process to rectify them. Regular staff meetings are held where any issues can be raised and a member of staff is present at Hall meetings where any issues covered by the owners of the hall can be addressed. Children, parents staff and visitors are made aware of any issues concerning health and safety to help minimise any risks and to ensure children are able to thrive in a healthy environment.

1.4
Under the Health and safety at work act 1974 all employees have a responsibility for the health and safety of everyone else. There is a poster displayed in the setting outlining responsibilities. There is a health and safety policy in place which is available to staff and parents which outlines the main objectives, these objectives are implemented into the everyday running of the setting – all staff are aware of health and safety and are constantly assessing the area that they are working in or the activity they are carrying out, there are also other policies in place covering – food and drink, arrival and departure, non collection of children, nappy changing, outings, administrating medicines, missing children, safeguarding and fire procedure. These policies give a clear outline to what procedures are in place and how they are followed. They also work alongside the EYFS framework which considers all aspects of children’s welfare including safeguarding, suitable persons, suitable premises and equipment. Many products which are used everyday carry the British Standards Institutions kitemark which means that they have been tested and comply with the relevant standard of safety. With all members of staff being aware of the policies and procedures in place we are working together to create a safe, happy secure environment for the children to thrive in.

2.4
A full risk assessment is carried out termly; any issues that need addressing are then looked at and rectified. It may be possible for some issues to be rectified there and then, such as a broken toy which needs to be thrown away or a cleaning material which has been left out. Other issues may need an action plan which sets out what needs to be actioned, how long this may take and by whom it should be carried out. The action plans are then reviewed within a manageable time frame to ensure the action has been completed. Some hazards can be dealt with straight away as they arise such as removing a trip hazard or cleaning up a spillage.
A risk assessment is only valid at the time it is carried out. It is important to monitor risks identified and to change anything that needs updating,
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Thank you so very much think this paper free is daft if you can't access it
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Hi Tina

Don't know if this will help for legislation but found it in another unit

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – Relates to all different types of work related issues, they cover all aspects of health and safety in all different environments such as;
• manual handling- Six steps to safe lifting, stop and think, position the feet, Bend the knees, firm grip and keep back straight, lift with legs, keep load close to your body.
• Accidents (RIDDOR) - Report serious accidents/incidents (law).
• ill health-(something that is caused due to work injury or substances
• Hazardous substances-Fumes, smoke, lead poisoning, dust, cleaning fluids etc.
• slips and falls-
• Risk assessments- 5 steps to minimising the risks (risk assessment enclosed).
• Welfare facilities- Toilets and washing facilities, rest room, drinking water, changing facilities etc.
• Fire-Adequate fire signs such as fire exits, fire extinguishers with correct colour labels on, fire blankets etc.
• Vehicles at work-People hit by vehicles, falling from vehicles, objects falling from vehicles, vehicles turning over.
• First aid- First aider on duty every day. First aid box clearly marked and adequately supplied.
• Protective equipment- disposable gloves, aprons, waterproof clothing, safety helmets, life jackets etc.
• Training- Available on health and safety, manual handling, food hygiene etc.
• Electricity-Procedures for electric shocks.
• Occupational health- Illnesses caused or made worse by work such as dust, cleaning agents, diseases etc.
All these are protected by The Health and Safety at work act 1974.
All settings should have on display or in the building an up to date Health and Safety Poster.
The HSE also gives guidance on a wide range of Health and Safety issues in different industries.
There are three main guidance, these are:
• To help people understand the health and safety at work act
• To help people comply with the law
• To give advice.
Guidance is not law and is not compulsory.
There are many different sources of current guidance that early years and educational settings can use in order to plan for a healthy and safe environment or service, including the following:
• Risk education- in the year 2000 HSE set up this programme for schools to manage risks.
• General teaching requirements for Health and Safety- This was brought in for pupils to learn how to manage risks, incorporating the use of risk assessment, this allows the pupils to make their own choices and understand the consequences.
• Incident/accident- All major accidents must be reported.
• Workers roles and responsibilities- Rights to work in a risk free environment. To leave the area of work if there are risks. You must take care of your own health and safety and others around you if you are endangering them. You must cooperate and not interfere or misuse anything that is a given to you for health and safety reasons. Your employer must tell you how to do your job safely and what to do in emergencies (just a few examples of guidance’s).
These all contribute when staff plan and provide healthy and safe environments and services for the children/young people in their care. The HSE guidance was put into place so workers and businesses can follow and provide healthy and safe environments (health and safety executive 2009).

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Hi Tina

Don't know if this helps but of the top of my head

Risk Assessments

Must be reviewed annually but if a significant accident happens then it needs to be updated immediately.

Every staff member/volunteer must sign them otherwise they are not worth the paper they are written on.(in other words they are void if the person that has hurt themselves they can say that they didn't know about the risk assessment)

The person that writes them have to say when they were written and when they will be updated (reviewed) and they need to have their name on the risk assessment to say they have completed it.

You must link all accidents with risk assessments so that you can monitor if and when and how accidents are happening i.e. you might have several trips and falls in a week so by looking at the risk assessments you can try and work out if it's heppening when a certain member of staff is on duty. do they member of staff have good house keeping skills such as (sweeping up what the children might be falling on. You could then suggest a course for the member of staff to complete.

if you cant put significant control measures in place then you should look at doind away with the activity (only if there is significant risk).


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would love to but been taken over the only copies are available on their infernet as its called and the only person who can access this is the health and safety officer and they have taken 2 weeks holidays as they give out the passwords so we can use the system and no 1 has access until she comes back so up the creeck without a paddle as the old forms have been removed
Hi Tina
why don't you look at the policy above and sort of answer how your setting supports the policy such as

This is in the policy
Our outdoor area is checked for safety and cleared of rubbish before it is used.
We have Risk Assessments in place to make sure that the person/persons on outside duty check that the equipment is safe, secure and ready to use, there is age/stage appropriatte equipment for the children to use and that there is no garden rubbish


Really don't know if i'm helping you or confusing you more.

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not confusing that is the new company at work thank you it really helps now just have to decipther bosses writting for notes on the question she has answered i think she should have been a doctor with her hand writting.

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How do you encourage others to work safely in your setting?
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