Essay on Child Care

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Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety.

Outcome 1: Know the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting.

1. Outline the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting.

It is the policy of the Nursery/Pre-School to comply fully with the requirements of European Community Law, the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, and all other relevant statutory provisions.

The Nursery/Pre-School has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for your child and the Manager is responsible for health and safety matters concerning the nursery premises. All staff are aware of potential hazards within the nursery and the surrounding environment and actively protect
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• Take account of individuals' needs, wishes, preferences and choices, while ensuring my own and the safety of individuals, key people and others when carrying out my work activities. • Operate within the limits of my own roles and responsibilities in relation to health and safety. • Seek additional support to resolve health and safety problems where necessary. • Report health and safety issues to the appropriate people and complete health, safety and security records according to legal and organisational requirements. • Minimise risk • Identify and work with others to minimise potential risks in the place where I am working. • Ensure that my own health and hygiene does not pose a threat to others. • Ensure that the appropriate people know where I am at all times. • Check for hazards and health, safety and security risks while I am working, taking appropriate action if there is the likelihood of an accident, injury or harm. • Check that people who are present have a right to be there. • Use approved methods and procedures when undertaking potentially hazardous work activities, including using correct