Identify hazards to the health and safety of: children, colleagues, visitors

Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 2.3: Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
Learning outcome: Understand how to plan environments that support children’s health and safety
Assessment criteria: Identify hazards to the health and safety of: children, colleagues, visitors

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For this assessment criteria, you will be required to demonstrate that you can identify potential hazards that could impact the health and safety of children, colleagues and visitors. We have provided some examples below:

Hazards to children

  • Falling off play equipment
  • Allergic reactions
  • Slipping on spillages (such as during water play)
  • Getting fingers trapped in a door

Hazards to colleagues

  • Burns (e.g. from using a steriliser or oven)
  • Stress (e.g. from being overworked)
  • Infection (e.g. from working with an ill child)

Hazards to visitors

  • Being unable to leave an area in an emergency because they do not have a key
  • Slips, trips and falls

Early Years organisations’ have a legal duty to identify potential hazards and carry out risk assessments to reduce or eliminate the risk of harm being caused.

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