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Discuss health, safety and security concerns arising from a specific incident or emergency in a health or social care setting

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Discuss health, safety and security concerns arising from a specific incident or emergency in a health or social care setting (M3): In infant?s school, health and safety of staff and students is important and therefore in the occurrence of an incident or emergency, it would be the responsibility of the staff to ensure the health and safety of their students. In the emergency case of a fire in an infant?s school, there are many health, safety and security concerns which have to be taken into consideration. The main procedure and priority of the staff would be to ensure that everyone evacuates the school building. This would be a health concern as the smoke from the fire would cause a risk to the health of the students and staff especially if they have a medical condition such as asthma. ...read more.

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Due to having the main focus upon bringing everyone to safety, there could be a possible risk of theft as all doors and windows will not be locked. So therefore the implementation of CCTV cameras would be an essential security system which would need to be in place in order to identify if a theft was to take place. Another security concern if a fire was to take place would be addressing the security needs of the school. This would be done through the individual responsible for the school?s security to tour inside and outside of the school area. This would therefore allow the individual to conduct a risk assessment in which they will be able to identify hazards as well as reviewing the security issues and measures which are undertaken. ...read more.

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Another safety concern would be teachers and students not knowing what route to follow to evacuate from the school building in the safest manner possible. This should be something that should be already implemented and therefore a fire drill occasionally to monitor the school?s procedure would allow everyone to know which route to follow to evacuate the school building. Furthermore, the fire safety policy of the infant?s school should be displayed around the school which should also include where the assembly point is in the case of a fire breaking out. This would allow health and safety of students and staff to be addressed as this would ensure that everyone would know where to go so there is no confusion in the process of bringing everyone to safety. Zaira Khalid ...read more.

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