Communicating with children/young people.

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Contribute to Children and Young People 's Health and Safety.

1.1 Outline the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting;

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) is an essential piece of legislation to have within a work setting. Employers are legally obliged to follow all regulations of the HSWA in order consistently maintain a safe setting, and ensure all employees and service users are protected. The HSWA states that employees must avoid taking risks which could lead to unnecessary harm and injury, wear appropriate protective clothing when required, and follow any training, instructions and policies. A further aspect of the HSWA enforces is the fact careful assessment of
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- Regular checks of equipment.
- All fire exists clearly signed.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
- Appropriate storage of substances.
- Appropriate labelling of substances.
- Completed COSHH data sheets for substances.

Electrical Safety
- Careful location of equipment to avoid trailing leads.
- Annual PAT testing electrical conductors on all portable electrical equipment.
- A code of practise for pupils using electrical equipment.

Road Safety
- Cycling proficiency sessions with year 6 children.
- Discussions and role play with children.
- Parking restrictions within the premises and outside of the school.

Personal Hygiene
- Encouragement of a high standard of personal hygiene.
- Discussions and teaching sessions of children washing their hand prior to meals, and after the toilet.
- Programme of health education for older pupils.

Playground Safety
- Designated restricted areas where children cannot play.
- Specific playground rules regarding behaviour and the use of equipment.
- Specific older children known as 'Play Leaders ' to initiate games with children.
- Members of staff to comply with ratios to maximise supervision at all times.
- Regular inspection to ensure safety and maintenance.

School Trips
- Risk assessments to be completed.
- Staff Ratios to be complied with.
- First Aiders and First Aid Kit present.
- Every group required to be supported by a member of school staff.
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