Health & Safety in Schools

Health & Safety in schools:
Setting safety procedures –
Ensure adequate space between the tables.
Push chairs under the table.
Make sure tables and chairs are age appropriate for the children.
Do not restrict access to the emergency exits.
Check resources are stored away correctly and safely.
All equipment is in easy reach.
Keep water tray safe.
Monitor all the different areas the children access in the classroom eg: role-play, sand, water. Why you must follow them. –
There must be enough space to allow the children to move comfortably so that no accidents can occur, especially when chairs are not tucked under the tables, allowing children to trip.
Tables and chairs must be appropriate to allow the children to sit comfortably when they are working. Emergency exits must be kept clear in case of a fire, so a quick and safe exit from the classroom can be made. Fireguards are used to protect the children getting burnt.
It must be in easy reach to ensure no climbing is encouraged
Do not allow the water tray to be filled too deep.
Do not allow these areas to become overcrowded allowing potential accidents to happen.

Safe guarding and protection –
When painting the children wear aprons.
When playing water activities they wear waterproof jackets.
Check shoelaces are fastened.
Make sure any cupboards or doors are kept shit when not being used.
Correct use of handling equipment e.g.: scissors.
Ensure all equipment and surfaces are cleaned.
In our school we have a designated child protection officer
I also have attended in school training on child protection procedures and have completed online Safe Guarding Children questionnaire and achieved the required pass rate
Children must wear aprons to protect themselves from their clothes being ruined.
Waterproof jackets must be worn to prevent the children’s’ clothes from getting wet, causing them to sit in damp clothes for the rest of the day.
Shoelaces must be tied so that the...