Mu 2.4

MU 2.4
1.1 - Outline the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting.
The main health and safety policies in the work setting are;
• The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 – to promote and encourage high standards of health and safety in the workplace. This policy not only benefits the employers and employees but also the general public who come into contact with this work setting.
• Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 – This policy is ensure that the employees assess the likelihood of a fire and know what to do in an emergency.
• Childcare Act 2006 – This policy ensures that all staff are working in partnership across all sectors of childcare.
• Regulation of Care Act 2001
• National Standards – This policy ensures that children are receiving adequate care.
• Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1994 (COSHH) – This policy requires employees to control substances that are considered a hazard. This includes knowing what may be a hazard, how to prevent them coming into the workplace and how to deal with a situation if an emergency were to happen.
• Reporting of Injuries - This policy allows parents to know exactly how an injury happened and also protects the staff as it’s written evidence of how an injury happened.
• Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) – This policy is responsible for reporting accidents, or suspicion of diseases and dangerous occurrences.
• Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 – This policy ensures that staff have the appropriate knowledge and equipment to deal with somebody being taken ill or someone being injured.
• Food Handling Regulations 1995 – This policy is responsible for making sure that any staff handling food do so cleanly and appropriately. It also ensures that the area provided for storing or preparing food is hygienic.
• Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 – This policy protects both children and staff in the...