SUFFOLK ALL STARS: Risk Assessment and Existing Checks
Staff must be fully aware of their responsibilities for supervision and understand them and implement them. This will be stressed at the Staff Briefing.
- That a child becomes lost
- That an unauthorised person enters the site and takes a child
- Procedures for supervising the children throughout the day have been drawn up.
- Supervision; Registration and Collection; Health and Safety Policies
- Procedures for collection have been drawn up indicating who is authorised to collect a child
- Clearly defined boundaries, secure fences and gates.
- That a child is injured during the structured activities, during playtime or at Registration or Collection
- That a child is injured by misuse of equipment
- That a person is injured in the classroom, sportshall or playgrounds by hazardous materials
- That a person is injured inside the classroom by broken equipment
- That a child is injured in the classroom by existing materials or equipment
- That there is a fire
- That the Electrical installations are unsafe
Safety Hazards Existing Checks
- Instructions for each of the activities have been drawn up
- Staffing levels and plans are in place for breaktime and start/end-of-day
- Health and Safety policies have been drawn up
- Rules for using all equipment have been drawn up.
- Health and Safety policy ensures that daily checks are made of the playground area for any foreign or hazardous material eg broken glass
- Health and Safety policy ensures that daily checks are made of the indoors for any broken equipments
- There are no hazardous materials stored within the activity rooms.
- Children will not have unsupervised access to equipment such as scissors
- Equipment that is not being used for activities will be locked away.
- An 'inventory of conditions' checklist is performed prior to start of activities
- No smoking policy
- No flammable materials are used for any of the activities
- Each venue has been inspected by Fire Safety officer and has complied with recommendations
- Each venue has a clear evacuation policy in the event of a fire
- Each venue carries out regular maintenance and PAT checks
- That a person is injured in the playground by contaminated materials
- That a child gets sunburn
- That poor hygiene leads to an outbreak of illness (D&V)
- That medication is not taken at the correct time / dose
- Health and Safety policy ensures that daily checks are made of the playground area for any contaminated material eg dog waste
- The parents are advised to send in sun screen and that the children wear protective clothing.
- Play leaders are asked to remind the children to put on sun bloc, or to help administer the sun bloc if necessary.
- All children and staff must wash their hands before cooking activities and snack breaks / lunch.
- Play leaders are advised to remind the children to wash hand after using the toilet
- There is a clear first aid and medication policy that indicates that all medication should be held and administered by the Designated First Aider