CACHE Health and Safety Task 3
CYP Core 3.4 LO 4 AC4.1, 4.2
Supporting children and young people’s health and safety
An explanation of the policies and procedures of the setting in response to accident, incident, emergencies and illness
Health and safety policy
Legislations relating to health and safety;
* Health and safety at work 1974
* COSSH (control of substances hazardous to health) 2002
* Electricity at work regulations 1989
* Fire Precautious at work regulations 1997
* Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999
* DIDDOR (reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995
* Manual handling operations regulations 1992
* The children’s Act 1989 - 2004
In my setting we follow the guidelines for RIDDOR (Diseased and dangerous occurrence) for reporting accidents and incidents. Issues of concerns such as safeguarding are not recorded in this as there is a separate policy for this.
The incident book is not for recording issues of concern involving a child. This is recorded in the child's own file
In the event of a serious accident requiring hospital treatment, the Premises Manager is responsible for contacting the ambulance service and parents/carers and delegating tasks to staff as appropriate. The date and time of this telephone call must be recorded. An adult must await the arrival of the ambulance to direct the emergency service to the injured person. Parents need to give consent if their child is to be admitted to hospital.
OFSTED is notified of any injury requiring treatment by a general practitioner or hospital doctor, or the death of a child or adult.
When there is any injury requiring general practitioner or hospital treatment to a child, parent, volunteer or visitor or where there is a death of a child or adult on the premises, we make a report to the Health and Safety Executive using the format for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences