Unit 009 1.1 – Outline the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting Relationship Boundaries- Our safeguarding procedures with children, is too make sure staff should maintain appropriate boundaries in their relationships with children, their parents/carers and each other, at my setting staff are not allowed to shown favouritism to a child. Or their family for example if you know them outside of work or if you baby sits them and if you do so outside of work your boss should know and be told about it or your manager. At my setting staff should treat everyone including each other and should work with evryopne the same including staff as we are all a team, Uniform Dress Code- The Nursery provides a uniform to create a smart image, and to identify all staff members to all our families and visitors. For example, we all wear green logo shirts and black jeans and fleece etc our hair must be up also. If we are wearing the uniform outside or inside work our appearance and behaviour should be up to standard for example we are not allowed to smoke in our uniform, or for example when dishing out food we need to be wearing gloves and aprons and have our hair tied up. Fit for work- when we are working with children in my setting we must make sure that we are fit to work ourselves not only is it a safety hazard for us it is the safety of the children and if they see for example you are emotionally unfit for work like crying they may reflect off your emotions. Looking after children is a very demanding physical role which involves a great deal of energy, awareness and concentration. If we are under the influence of drinks or drug to if we are bringing tablets in for example the boss should be told what they are to see if we are suitable to work with using them and if aloud so after logged that means it should be locked in a locker up high and in a place hey children can’t get to and don’t go in. Staff should ensure they are not suffering physical, emotional or mental issues that would affect their ability to perform their duties and look after the children. Staff should not have additional employment that may distract them from their job role or responsibilities. For example, working too much for another job making them tired if so the boss should be told, and the manager should be told too. Mobile Phones/ Photographs/ Images-in my setting, To ensure the safety and welfare of children in our care, we do not allow mobile phone usage and photograph/ images our policy is that mobile phones cannot be used in the presence of the children, and that photographs may only be taken with prior permission for example for the website etc- All mobile phones are kept in a locker that is watched by cctv footage and is locked and turned off. Mobile phone calls may only be taken at lunch time when not on duty of is using the setting phone for emergency calls or if it is personal etc and can be took in the main office. Staff need to ensure that managers have up to date contact information. – The use of personal cameras is not permitted at any time. The use of nursery cameras is permitted throughout the day and are locked securely at the end of the night. – Parents and carers on admission give consent for photographs to be taken of their children. And parents are asked to turn phones off before coming into the nursery and are reminded by signs on doors etc before they come in and if seen are asked to turn it off or exit the nursery.1.2 – Identify the lines of responsibility and reporting for health and safety in the work setting-If I was completing the daily risk assessment, and there was something wrong, that needing fixing, or anything else, I would immediately go to my room leader, or nursery manager or my boss. but if my Room Leader wasn’t in that day or wasn’t present, I would report it to my manager instead. It is important to this for example before the children go out to play outside we do a garden check ticking off etc if things are checked etc but if I see something that was unfit or not d=safe for the kids to use or play with or be around I will record it write it down for the next person who’s doing the check to see and then I will tell the manager and out it on the maintenance list if needed to do so.1.3 – Explain what risk assessment is and how this is managed in the work setting Our Daily risk assessment is done twice a day as I just explained above once in the morning and once in the afternoon, we do one for indoors and one for outdoors in all the rooms. There are different things to look at, and to tick of and report if needed (Outdoors: Safety of equipment, safety of floor, swings etc Indoors: Equipment, first aid, blockage of fire doors, etc stair gates fire alarms, if for instance a piece of equipment was fine in the morning, it could have broken in the afternoon, the checks make sure that if anything does get broke, we will find the children do.Know what to do in the event of a non-medical incident or emergency 3.1 – Identify non-medical incidents and emergencies that may occur in the work settingIn my work setting there are lots of non-medical incidents and non-medical emergencies that happen in the nursery due to the age and due to the children trying to walk/ crawl and bumping their heads, legs, arms, fingers, etc, in the progress per because it’s an outdoor nursery as well they are more prone to illness because it’s a bigger nursery with more children in and being outside they are prone to bees and wasps etc and can fall from puddles or slip on mud or tripping up etc because of being outdoors, If a child does hurt themselves and it was a minor injury and I see the accident and was near the child etc I would deal with them so I would check them over look for cuts bruises bumps grazes etc and ask the child if age appropriate where it hurts I would comfort them whilst then if I found a cut or bump etc I would clean the wounded area and will use a cold compresses on the area where they’ve hurt. And then give them tlc and comfort. I would then write an accident form or if minor call and tell the parents if there was no injury for example I would inform the parents just to be sure if it comes up later when they are at home and they can be aware of any signs etc. If there was a minor injury I would write an accident form and incident form if needed and if head bump writes out a head bump form and get a manager and parents signature.Know the work setting’s procedures for receiving, storing and administering medicines 2.1 – Explain why a safe but challenging environment is important for children and young peopleThe environment needs to be challenging so that the children can develop their skills and their characters, so they can try out new things and learn life skills. But the environment must be safe so that they feel comfortable to do so, and so that it is a positive experience which will help them develop. And this means they have the freedom to grow and develop but in a safe environment.2.2 – Identify the differences between risk and hazard A hazard is something that can cause harm, e.g. electricity, chemicals, working up a ladder, noise, a keyboard, a bully at work, stress, having something sharp in the reach of children. Or having a mobile phone etc.A risk is the chance, high or low, that any hazard will cause somebody harm, but hasn’t happened yet. 2.3 – Identify potential hazards to the health, safety and security of children or young people in the work setting There’s many potential hazards in a nursery such as Wet floors (spilt drinks), electrical items like a fan in the summer, defective toys, trip hazards, children could choke on food, they can spread virus quickly like illnesses and the safety of young children the staff have to be CRB and DBS checked and have safeguarding training and certificate and have health and safety trained or be in some sort of training and be in some sort of training or trained to work with children.5.1 – Describe the reporting procedures for accidents, incidents, emergencies and illnesses Know the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting If a child is seriously injured or ill the health and safety executive must be informed. Ofsted define serious injuries as,Broken or fractured bones, loss of consciousness, pain that isn’t relived by basic painkillers, or severe chest pain, amputation etc. Setting must tell Ofsted about any serious injuries and illnesses. Reporting the incidents in my setting a signed record of all the accidents and incidents of the children, such as accidents or illnesses. For example, we write incident forms it’s the exact same for the staff or example bullying, fighting or any security incidents. 7.1 – Identify the procedures of the work setting governing the receipt, storage and administration of medicinesMy settings have clear guidelines however as a level 2 apprentice I am not aloud to administer or let any medicine in from parents I would bring my manager or room leader to do this for me however we would have to see doctors letter or not the parent would have to fill out a form everyday to tell us we are allowed to administer it and how much etc and if the doctor has prescribed it and if they been on it for at least 48 hours before they’ve come into the nursery and when we have to administer It t the child and when etc and we will record it when we have ct. if we store it if it is meant to be put in a fridge we will keep it in our fridge that the children cant get too and if not in a fridge we would put it in a cupboard that has a child safety lock in it that a child cannot get into. 7.2 – Explain how the procedures of the work setting protect both children and young people and practitionersOur setting procedures make sure everyone is aware of the process which must be followed, for example how to correctly receive and administer medicine. The medicine must be given correctly because if not given correctly it can result in too much medicine or something that the child may be allergic to and can be overdose etc. This could be harmful towards the child, using the procedures correctly and everyone knows means everyone shows that the procedures are them to show that it is clear for everyone so that everyone can be aware of the allergies and medications. Communication however is important especially with the parents to show and ensure times and dosage are correct and are documented and recorded. The staff are also made aware of the policies to keep them aware of the policies to protect themselves against alegislations or incorrectly administering. If procedures are not followed staff may face dismissal, especially if a child turns ill this also means if this happens Ofsted will have to informed and they may lose their job and lose the right to work with children in any other job etc is they might not be able to work with children again.
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