health and safety in play environment - explain the procedures to follow for checking the following in a play environment

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1. explain the procedures to follow for safety checking the following in a play environment: • facilities • equipment • toilets • washing areas • movement and activity of children and young people In our setting to ensure the safety of the young people and staff we do daily checks that are carried out by members of staff. We list all the checks and sign when checked which the manager then signs off. Facilities – we check the facilities every day for any hazards or dangers such as wet floors/hall way and any hazards that could cause accidents such as tripping over objects or slipping on wet floors. We must make sure all exits are clear and accessible in case of a fire alarm or emergencies. We check the indoor/outdoor environment…show more content…
Washing areas - Staff must check that the washbasins are clean and dry and there’s enough hand soap in dispensers. The hand dry is working if not adequate hand towels are given for the yp to dry their hands after they wash them. Check that all equipment is working and report any problems to management. Movement and activity – to ensure the children have fun in a safe environment we check the environment for hazards and objects in the way of exits or pathways so yp can move freely and activities are not too restricted that it takes the fun away from the play. 2. explain the security procedures In our setting we have an intercom system that parents, staff and visitors must buzz through where there is also a cctv system installed In the office so we can monitor who enters the premises at all times to ensure the safety of the yp and staff when indoors and outdoors. A member of staff is always in the office to answer the door. All visitors must sign in and be given a visitors badges when on site. Parents/carers/friends/family must sign each child out with a member of staff. If a visitor has no reason to be on the premise then management will be informed, they will asked to leave and if they refuse then the police will be called. We take a register daily to ensure we know how many yp have attended a.s.c and each name of the child present so in case an emergency we know exactly who is present on that day
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