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Busy Brains Ltd considers health and safety to be of utmost importance. We comply with The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 at all times.
The company has appropriate insurance cover, including employer’s liability insurance and public liability insurance.
Each member of staff follows Busy Brains Health and Safety policy and is responsible for:
Any member of staff who disregards safety instructions or recognised safe practices will be subject to disciplinary procedures.
Responsibilities of the registered person
The registered person for the setting holds ultimate responsibility and liability for the safe operation of the Club. The registered person will ensure that:
Responsibilities of the manager
The Club’s manager is responsible for ensuring that at each session:
Children are not allowed to leave the premises during a session unless prior permission has been given by the parents (for example, to attend other extra-curricular activities).
Staff will wait with the child until collected by a reasponsible adult/person.
All visitors to the premises must sign the Visitor Log and give the reason for their visit. Visitors will never be left alone with the children.
Security procedures will be regularly reviewed by the manager, in consultation with staff and parents.
Resources and equipment
All furniture, resources and equipment are kept clean, well maintained and in good repair. We select resources and equipment with care, and we carry out risk assessments before the children are allowed to use them. Broken equipment is disposed of promptly.
We ensure that any flammable equipment is stored safely.
Food and personal hygiene
Staff at Busy Brains maintain high standards of personal hygiene, and take all practicable steps to prevent and control the spread of infection.
Dealing with body fluids
Spillages of blood, vomit, urine and faeces will be cleaned up immediately in accordance with our Intimate Care policy.
Staff ratios and levels of supervision are always appropriate to the number, ages and abilities of the children present, and to the risks associated with the activities being undertaken.
See also our related policies: Illness and Accidents, Healthy Eating, Safeguarding, Administering Medication and Risk Assessment.
Written in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014): Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements: Safety and suitability of premises, environment and equipment [3.54-3.64].