HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

This is the Health and Safety Policy statement of intent:

TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS EARLY YEARS NURSERY (ROMFORD)

63 PETTITS LANE, ROMFORD ESSEX RM1 4HA

 

Introduction

Truly Scrumptious Early Years Nursery is committed to ensuring that all setting practices are carried out within the requirements of the Health and Safety Act 1974 and the management of Health and Safety at Work Act 1999.

The nursery has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for your child and the Manager is responsible for health and safety matters concerning the nursery premises. All staff are trained and aware of potential hazards within the nursery and surrounding environment and actively protect the children from hazards and potential risk. We aim to provide all staff with paediatric first aid training. All accidents and any incidents are recorded in the Accident Report Book. All accidents are accurately notified to the parent/carer as soon as possible. Hygiene rules relating to bodily fluids are followed with particular care and all staff are aware of how infections can be transmitted.

Truly Scrumptious recognises that a systematic approach to health and safety, based on an systematic risk assessment procedures (see risk assessment policy for more information) can minimise injury and ill health to staff and children.

Legal Framework

We follow all relevant legislation and associated guidance relating to health and safety within the nursery including:

· The requirements of the statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFs) 2017

· The regulations of the Health and safety at work Act 1974 and any other relevant legislation such as Control of substances Hazardous to Health Regulation (COsHH)

· Any guidance provided by the Public Health England, the local health protection agency, the local authority environmental health department, fire authority or the health and safety executive.

Named Staff

The Overall and final responsibility for health and safety is that of PATRICIA, HAYLEY & BRITTANY (Owner manager)

Day to day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practise is delegated to KATIE & DARBY (Deputy Manager) OR ROOM SENIORS.

Risk Assessments will be undertaken by ROOM SENIORS.

The findings of the risk assessments will be reported to PATRICIA

Action required to remove/control risks will be approved by PATRICIA, HAYLEY, BRITTANY & DARBY

The person responsible for ensuring the action required is implemented with be DARBY

The person who will check that the implemented actions have been removed/reduced the risks will be PATRICIA, HAYLEY,

Assessments will be reviewed every MONTH, or when the activity changes, whichever is soonest.

Our programme for Risk Assessment include:

· Falls from a height

· COSHH

· Outside play areas

· High risk food preparation areas including;

o Cross contamination

o Food handling

o Stock rotation etc

Information, instruction and supervision

The health and safety law “What you need to know” poster is displayed behind the desk. Health and safety advice is available from PATRICIA, HAYLEY, BRITTANY, DARBY, KATIE or KIM.

Supervision of young workers/ trainees will be arranged/undertaken/monitored by BRITTANY & DARBY.

The person responsible for ensuring that our employees working at locations under the control of other employers, are given relevant health and safety information is KATIE & DARBY.

All employees must:

1. Co-operate with supervisors and managers on health and safety matters

2. Not interfere with anything provided to safeguard their health and safety

3. So far as is reasonably practicable safeguard the safety and welfare of these persons who they are supervising

4. Take reasonable care of their own health and safety and detailed in this policy

Competency for task and training

Induction training will be provided for all employees by BRITTANY, DARBY & KATIE

Job specific training will be provided by BRITTANY, DARBY & KATIE

Specific jobs are requiring special training are:

· First aiders

· Working with babies

· Cooking

· Sen staff

Training records are kept in the filing cabinet under the desk/ in the office.

Training will be identified, arranged and monitored by PATRICIA, BRITTANY, HAYLEY, KATIE & DARBY.

Our first aid kit is kept on top of the desk / one is available in every room. As well as a travel one.

Our aim

Our overall objective within this policy is to make the contents of this document intrinsic to our working practises on a day to day basis.

We are committed to:

o Involve and motivate nursery staff in all matters concerning Health & Safety.

o To provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities.

o To regularly review and risks and check that control measures remain adequate.

o To consult with all employees on all matters affecting their health and safety.

o Developing the appropriate setting structure and culture, that supports the concept of risk management by all members of the team.

o To consult with all employees on all matters affecting their health and safety.

o To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment.

o To ensure safe handling use and storage of any substances.

o To provide the necessary instruction, training, information and supervision for all staff, to ensure the competence of all staff.

o Achieve a high standard of occupational health, safety, welfare and hygiene.

o Provide a healthy environment.

o Eliminate hazardous situations

o To prevent accidents/ill health through goof risk assessment processes and to create a culture of thinking safely where staff regularly bring forward any observations and concerns.

o To provide adequate funds to rectify any health and safety issues.

o To review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals.

o Toys indoor and outdoor regularly checked ad cleaned

o Toys containing small parts kept away from younger children.

o All medicines and hazardous substances are kept out of reach.

o Necessary safety equipment is in place appropriate to the age of children in care.

o Children encourages to develop good hygiene practise

o When outside children must hold hands or held on walking reigns/ walkodile.

o Pushchair and highchair harnesses are used at all times

o Cot heights are checked and adjusted accordingly

o Check for broken glass or dog/fox faeces when visiting parks

o Never leave child unattended when out

o Children are retrained in appropriate safety seats in car

o The nursery is a completely no smoking area

Policy reviewed

Brittany V – Manager – 10/10/2019