Parents Area

Greyscale   EARLY CHILDHOOD ON STAFFORD

           HEALTH AND SAFETY REVIEW POLICY

Desirable Objectives and Practices:5a, 10e

Education [Early Childhood Centres] Regulations 2008:

           Subpart 2 45 1a (i)(ii),45 (b),45 (2),46 1(a) (b)(c) (i)(ii)(iii),46 (d),46 (2)

Rationale

To ensure that the environment is regularly monitored so that children’s health and well-being are promoted and that they are kept safe from harm.

The Centre environment will be regularly inspected and modified through a systematic process.

     This will include:

     Daily

  • checking of the safety of sand/bark areas, paths[especially for sand and nails] and all climbing/outdoor play equipment
  • the covering/raking of sand areas
  • checking that the toilet facilities are in a hygienic state and hand-washing provisions are appropriately presented and resourced
  • indoor floor surfaces are clean and dry
  • food surfaces and utensils are clean and adequate supplies of drinking water are available
  • assessing the risks that sun exposure will have for children and that protective measures are taken - eg shade areas, wearing of hats by both adults and children
  • the release of any contained water to minimise likelihood of drownings

Weekly

  • the checking of safe fall surfacing depthsand distances of climbing equipment in relation to each other
  • The hosing down of sand equipment, the sweeping of pathways,

Annually

  • the completion of the Hazard Identification List

  • staff will be current in first aid training

  • Policies and procedures will be reviewed in conjunction with the Public Health Nurses to ensure they meet current Health and Safety obligations.

                       

        

     

Adopted: November 2013

                       

Review Date: November 2015

POLICY IN ACTION

If this policy is being implemented you should see the following happening:

  • The toys will be being washed regularly

  • The sand will be raked regularly

  • All toilet areas will be in a clean and hygienic state

  • You will see that the floors have been washed and swept

  • The tables, cutlery and dishes for children and adult use will be thoroughly cleaned

  • Children and adults will be encouraged to wear hats in the outdoor environment for sun safety

  • No equipment will be in an unsafe place or in a dilapidated state of repair

  • Fire and earthquake drills will be held and recorded

  • All staff first aid certificates will be displayed inside the front door in the “First Aid Qualifications” booklet

  • The hazard list will be current and signed. This will be displayed inside the main entrance door

Desirable Objectives and Practices:5a, 10e

Education [Early Childhood Centres] Regulations 2008:

            Subpart 2 45 1a (i)(ii),45 (b),45 (2),46 1(a) (b)(c) (i)(ii)(iii),46 (d),46 (2)

Rationale

To ensure that the environment is regularly monitored so that children’s health and well-being are promoted and that they are kept safe from harm.

The Centre environment will be regularly inspected and modified through a systematic process. 

     This will include:

     Daily

  • checking of the safety of sand/bark areas, paths[especially for sand and nails]and all climbing/outdoor play equipment
  • thecovering/raking of sand areas
  • checking that the toilet facilities are in a hygienic state and hand-washing provisions are appropriately presented and resourced
  • indoor floor surfaces are clean and dry
  • food surfaces and utensils are clean and adequate supplies of drinking water are available
  • assessing the risks that sun exposure will have for children and that protective measures are taken - eg shade areas, wearing of hats by both adults and children
  • the release of any contained water to minimise likelihood of drownings

                       

Weekly

  • the checking of safe fall surfacing depthsand distances of climbing equipment in relation to each other
  • The hosing down of sand equipment, the sweeping of pathways,

   

  Annually

  • the completion of the Hazard Identification List
  • staff will be current in first aidtraining
  • Policies and procedures will be reviewed in conjunction with the Public Health Nurses to ensure they meet current Health and Safety obligations.

                  

     

Adopted: November 2013

                         

Review Date: November 2015

POLICY IN ACTION

If this policy is being implemented you should see the following happening:

  • The toys will be being washed regularly
  • The sand will be raked regularly
  • All toilet areas will be in a clean and hygienic state
  • You will see that the floors have been washed and swept
  • The tables, cutlery and dishes for children and adult use will be thoroughly cleaned
  • Children and adults will be encouraged to wear hats in the outdoor environment for sun safety
  • No equipment will be in an unsafe place or in a dilapidated state of repair
  • Fire and earthquake drills will be held and recorded
  • All staff first aid certificates will be displayedinside the front door in the “First Aid Qualifications” booklet
  • The hazard list will be current and signed. This will be displayed inside the main entrance door

Hours

We are open from

7.30am – 5.30pm

Monday to Friday

Phone: 03 470 1029