Identify Sources of Current Guidance for Planning Healthy and Safe Environments and Services

There are many different sources of current guidance that educational settings can use in order to plan for a healthy and safe environment or service including the following:
Health and Safety Executive(HSE)
Department of Education
St Johns Ambulance
The British Red Cross
British Standards Institute(BSI)
Child Accident Prevention Trust(CAPT)
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Royal Society for the prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)

The Health and Safety Executive covers all aspects of Health and Safety in all work environments and also provides guidance for those specifically working with children. It provides advice on specific topics such as accident reporting, risk assessments, manual handling, control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH), provision and use of work equipment(PUWER), school trips and managing the movement of vehicles both on and directly outside school premises.

The Department of Education is responsible for all areas of Education and Childrens services. With regards to supporting a healthy and safe environment it offers advice on bullying, pupil health and wellbeing, child protection issues, school transport, computer and internet safeguards and teaching standards.

The Child Action Prevention Trust work to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents. They achieve this by offering families and professionals access to safety information with regards to common injury types, common accident locations, eg.gardens, roads, water, and safety equipment and standards. This is achieved by the wide availability of factsheets, website access, booklets, posters and DVDs. Expert support is also available to offer one day training courses for child safety or risk management and can help develop in house Accident Prevention Strategies.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) work to save lives and reduce injuries. They offer advice to schools on Health and...