To prevent possible abuse from those working directly with children and to prevent allegations of abuse it is important to adopt good working practices. These help young children to get a feel of what is appropriate and may help them to respond if another adult behaves differently. The basis of safe working practice is openness so that other adults in the setting can either see or know what you are doing when you are with the children.
Every setting must to have a health and safety policies and procedures and there must to a regular risk assessment. Every early years settings must to keep a record of all accidents, incidents and emergence and any serious accidents, incidents and emergences must to be reported to Ofsted. There must to be a staff member that is trained in paediatric first aid at every session.
Unsafe work practice that can affect the well-being of individuals include: Rough handling, for example pushing, pulling, dragging. Unsafe administration of medication, for example, failure to check dosage. Ignoring health needs and social needs such as clean clothing and personal hygiene. Visible injuries or marks of abuse on body and complaints not taken seriously can put them at more danger, harm and risk of abuse. I will ensure that I keep to all the procedures for checking for abuse and the wellbeing of the individuals that I work with; by following these and the individual’s care plan I keep within the minimum standards of care and also work in a person centred way to make sure all individuals are happy and safe.
Employers clearly lacked to effectively apply the civil laws relating to health and safety resulting in many fatal accidents. This led to investigations and since1940 there had been enough collected evidence suggesting unacceptable working conditions leading to the establishment of the The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 “It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all of his employees” (HSW Act). This act is “a criminal law aimed at protecting employees who may be affected by work activities”. In other words, employees have right of raising concerns regarding their health and safety being at risk and it is the “employer’s legal duty to do a risk assessment”
By a risk assessing a student, we can have an idea from their capabilities, observing and the stage of development in managing he risk. As practitioners are meant to risk assessing is not to wrap babies or children in a cloth, we should recognise that the students are exposed to dangers and risks in a playing environment even though well managed everything may carry a degree of risk. We are encouraged with risks sensibly and responsibly, by supporting the children stimulating and a challenging environment to explore. For e.g. when a child is climbing frame with a slide and putting fabric or colours on their heads and play hide and seek, but when they put a tub or basket on their heads, we advise the students not to do as their head may get struck on it, while using scissors, doors and drawers which can trap their fingers, riding a bike, these are few potential dangers and hazards that can assess
As they prefer to stay in well-lit areas rather than venturing into dark spaces, the design should be such that it facilitates free unrestricted movement of children throughout the space. Sound is yet another challenge in children’s environment. Generally, space which is continuously exposed to noise and where children do not get relief from the noises, such an environment is not helpful to children’s overall development- cognitively, academically and health wise. The type of spatial layout affects the nature of interaction and movement occurring between the kids and their
In 1999, all the Chief Executives of healthcare organizations were given a framework and statutory duty called clinical governance for management of healthcare service delivery, risk management, maintain quality and safety. In 2001, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) was set up which was charged with a national reporting and learning agency for adverse events, to take lessons from reports and develop solutions to considerably reduce risk and prevent further recurrences. Safety alerts are been issued on various topics related to adverse events in all hospitals. NPSA has been working towards to change the culture from one of blame to one which is fair and open. This has been achieved by providing training to staffs in NHS institutions in conducting analysis of root cause in cases of adverse events.
A safe and supportive learning environment incorporates various elements. As a teacher, it is a responsibility to meet the majority of these areas, if not all. To begin with, it is important to make sure that all participants are safe and comfortable i.e; • explain what should be done in the event of a fire drill, • times of comfort breaks, • location of smoking areas, if available, • learning support • ground rules, Ground rules should ideally include suggestions by the learners themselves. By making this part of a session interactive it is more likely that the learners will listen and understand what is expected of them. The ground rules should include behaviour, including the use of inappropriate language, and that respect amongst each other and to you as a teacher is a priority.
The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance for conducting risk assessments of federal information systems and organizations. In addition to identifying the steps in the risk assessment process, it also provides guidance in identifying risk factors to watch and courses of action that should be taken. Risk assessments provide the senior leaders/executives with the information needed to determine appropriate courses of action in response to identified risks. The target audience includes individuals with oversight responsibilities for risk management, organizational missions/business functions, acquiring information technology products, services, or information systems, information system/security design, development, and implementation,
Safety Statement: Having carried out the relevant risk assessment and hazard identification processes under Section 20 of the Safety, Health & Welfare Act 2005 a company is now fit to draft a written Safety Statement which must outline the hazards and risks present within said workplace and processes outlined on how to deal with them. Standard Safety Statements often include; • Emergency Plans • Identification of Hazards/ Risks to employees as laid out in the Risk Assessment/ Hazard Identification process • Duties of employees regarding Safety, Health & Welfare • Names of those responsible for safety matters (Often Supervisors/ Managers) • Procedures for dealing with all eventualities Such statements should be presented in a clear and concise
TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO BE SAFE – PART TWO Instilling safety without creating fear As we previously discussed in PART ONE, becoming a parent is a wonderful experience but it can be fraught with fears, and none more so than fear for the safety of our beloved children. However, our fears can transfer to our offspring and make them even more nervous than necessary. However much we feel the need to protect them from every possible form of danger, we need to teach them to take care of themselves; by recognising risks and potentially harmful situations, without creating fearful and anxious children.
The assessment should be carried out before the young person is employed. • The employer should provide protective equipment together with training on how to use it, wherever is necessary. • The protective equipment should be provided free of charge to employees if its intended for use at the at the workplace only. • Employees should usually be provided with their own personal equipment. • The correct use of computers is an important health and safety consideration for employers and employees.