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
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We have fire drills every 3 months to ensure staff and yp know where to go (such as fire exits, meeting points) and what the procedures (taking a register, leaving possessions behind and head towards meeting point) are if a fire was to take place. Its helps the yp and staff to be prepared for such an event to happen without any injuries
All hazardous materials/medicines are kept away from the young people and locked in a cupboard in the hall.

3. Explain the procedures for the storage and administration of medicines at a play environment.

In my setting, medicines are kept away from the children in safe place on the top shelf of the cupboard, some in the top shelf of the fridge. We kept medicines in a box with a medical book with each child’s medical illnesses and medicine they need to take with the doses to be given, which must be signed off when administered with the time and dose given recorded in the medical book. All medicines are labelled with each child’s name and no child is given medicine with parents/carers

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