Tda2.8 Support Children and Young Peoples Health and Safety

Anyone who works in a school has a duty of care to ensure that all Health and Safety of the children in the setting, and that all workers and visitors do to.
Everyone needs to be exposed to certain environments to gain knowledge and learn for themselves but everything in the setting must be safe and a healthy place for all to learn and play in.

The Health and Safety at work act 1974 regulations ensure that the relevant Health and Safety of all workers, visitors and children in the school. This act sets out policies and procedure to ensure that regular checks are carried out to prevent accidents and hazards are minimal. Posters are displayed in the school. AN example of a hazard would be coats left on the floor; this could be a trip hazard and can be rectified by picking the coats up when you see them, and encouraging the children to hang their coats up after being used. The reporting of unsafe equipment, the use of protective equipment and awareness of fire drills.
COSHH legislation is the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. This is a regulation that covers the storage of any hazardous equipment or substances, including chemicals, cleaning materials and dispose of these including bodily fluids. Yellow bins are provided around the school for medical waste. The school subcontracts there cleaning out to an outside company, they have their own cupboard in the school and this is locked, within this cupboard is the cleaning materials and they remove any unused or empty containers themselves. The cupboard displays the COSHH notice inside.
RIDDOR legislation is the Reporting of Injuries and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. This cover serious accident and injuries needing hospitalization and deaths. These are reported by the Head Teacher to the Health and Safety Officer, who then in turns report to RIDDOR. They may then want to investigate further. This information must be kept for potential use if claims are made against the school.
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