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Health & Safety Awareness in Childcare

Description
The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to recognise and maintain good health and safety practices in the Childcare sector under a supervised environment.

Aims
• To raise health and safety awareness of employees in a childcare setting
• To cover different risks, hazards and controls associated with in a childcare setting
• To raise awareness of fire safety

Objectives
• Identify our main H&S legislation
• Understand the importance of accident and emergency response and procedures
• Identify the uses and requirements of personal protective equipment (PPE)
• Promote Personal Hygiene practices
• Understand and implement hazard identification and risk assessment

Target Audience
Any employee in  the childcare sector who requires general health & safety training & manual handling in childcare

Relevant Health & Safety Legislation
• The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
• The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 – 2016
• Child Care 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016

Course Requirements
• Participants should be familiar and have a good knowledge of their work environment.
• A good understanding of oral English is required.

Contents
• General Safety
• Duties of Employers and Employees
• Fire Safety
• Office Safety
• Accident / Incident Causes and Investigation
• Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards
• Safety Signs
• Health Promotion
• First Aid
• Excursions
• Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control measures
• Manual Handling in Childcare 

Method of Delivery
• PowerPoint presentation
• Videos
• Practical Demonstrations
• Discussions
• Questions and Answers Sessions

Duration
2 Day

Maximum Participants
15

Assessment
Participants are required to complete 20 short answer questions and a risk assessment project to achieve certification. These are completed during course time.

Certification
2 x Safetech Certificates. Moving & Handling in Childcare (Valid for 3 years) & Health & Safety Awareness in Childcare (No expiry)

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