Assig 3 Essay example

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Table of Content

Table of content………………………………………………………………………….1

Task 3.1: Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services………………………………3

Task 3.2: 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………………………………………………………………4

Task 3.3: Identify sources of current guidance for planning healthy and safe environments and services……………………………………………….....................5

Task 3.4: Explain how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in own work setting or services…………………...7

Task 3.5: Describe how to identify potential hazards to the health, safety and security of children or young people, families and other visitors and colleagues…………………………………………………………………………………11

Task 3.6: Describe how you would deal with hazards in the work setting or in off site visits………………………………………………………………………………11

Task 3.7: Undertake a health and safety risk assessment in own work setting or service illustrating how its implementation will reduce risk…………………12

Task 3.8:Explain how health and safety risk assessments are monitored and reviewed…………………………………………………………………………………...12

Task 3.9: Explain why it is important to take a balanced approach to risk management………………………………………………………………………………12

Task 3.10: Explain the dilemma between the rights and choices of children and young people and health and safety requirements………………………….13

Task 3.11: Give example for own practice of supporting children or young people to assess and manage risk……………………………………………………14

Task 3.12: Explain the policies and procedures of the setting or service in response to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness……………………..14

Task 3.13: Identify the correct procedures for recording and reporting accidents, incidents, injuries, signs of illness and other emergencies………..18

References: ………………………………………………………………………………19

Assignment-3

Task 3.1: Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services.

Regarding the components of a safe environment include:
Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare – All practitioners should have an up-to-date understanding of safeguarding children issues and be able to implement the safeguarding children policy and procedure appropriately. Staff should be able to respond appropriately to any significant changes; in children’s behaviour; unexplained bruising, marks or signs of possible abuse; signs of neglect; comments children make which give cause for concern.
Suitable premises, environment and equipment -- The premises and equipment must be organised in a way that meets the needs of children.
In registered provision, providers must meet the following space requirements:
Children under two years: 3.5 m2 per child;
Two year olds: 2.5 m2 per child;
Children aged three to five years: 2.3 m2 per child.
Secure (entry phones, safeguarding, children’s and adult’s registration, right person (with prior permission) collecting children fences, etc.). Areas where children learn, play and develop must be in appropriate size (enough space – ratio, enough sinks, and toilets), suitable for appropriate age group, condition (well maintained, warm, bright, clean, hygienic, etc), safe (handles in a higher level, electric sockets higher and covered, not slippery flours, no sharp corners, supervision all day long and etc), adequate spaces for the different needs (food , rest, activities, parents, meeting, personal belongings, etc)., must have appropriate fire detection and control equipment (fire alarms, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and fire blankets) which are in working order. Play equipment and care equipment which is fit for purpose, appropriate for the needs (rest, eat, play, exercise, toilet and etc.) of individual…