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BTEC Childcare Unit 2: Positive Environments

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BTEC National Diploma in CHILDREN'S CARE, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

UNIT 2: Positive Environments for Children's Care, Learning and Development

Task 1:

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Law

Information

How this applies to my placement (M1)

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

This act states that overall health and safety is in the responsibility of the employees as well as the employer, so everyone in the setting is partly responsible for the health and safety of anyone who is there.

HASAWA states that if five or more staff are employed then there must be a safety policy in place. This policy contains procedures, which all staff are familiar with, that are in place for emergencies such as fires, accidents and stranger danger. Risk assessments are carried out throughout the whole school which must state how risks can be minimised.

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations state that it the duty of the employer and employees to not lift anything that may cause harm to whoever is lifting the object.

If there is need to pick up a child in placement as well as equipment, it

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