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Hazard in a preschool

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´╗┐Manoj Gurung Transport Preschools frequently offer bus transport, but their smaller size can make pre-schoolers more vulnerable to injury during a crash or sudden manoeuvre in traffic than older students. There should be proper crossings for children to use, and if possible hire someone to help pre-schoolers to cross the roads. Classroom Broken toys, desks or chairs with rough or sharp edges are obvious dangers to pre-schoolers. Since pre-schoolers sometimes trip while walking, unsecured rugs or scattered toys can also create hazards. Other safety issues in the classroom include secure windows and monitored entrances and exits, entrances should be closed or locked to prevent strangers from coming in and also to prevent children from walking out of the classroom. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be in working condition in case of a fire; children are vulnerable to these gases and can often cause deaths, these should be checked regularly if possible or once a month. Fire extinguishers should also be checked if it?s in working condition or it?s ready to be used when necessary. First aid kits should be locked away properly so that the children won?t be able to reach it because first aid kits contains chemical, and sharp objects that are harmful. Older buildings may pose a lead risk and heater and air conditioners should be in good repair. ...read more.


To decorate bulletin boards, you can cover them with coloured paper and staple around the edges, and then completely cover the line of staples so that they won?t get taken out. Check around each room for hot pipes, heating units, or radiators that can burn a child. Work with your local fire service to determine the best way to prevent access to hot items. For example, pipes can be wrapped with approved insulating tape. Fireplace screens may prevent access to radiators or heating units. Never place furniture or flammable objects near hot items. Ceilings Ceilings are the least expected hazards in the classroom. If your room has a removable ceiling tiles, check to be sure all are securely in place. Roof leaks can damage tiles and they can crumble and fall when you least expect it. Light fixtures should be properly wired, securely fasted to the ceiling, and inspected regularly. Smoke detectors are often placed on the ceiling, and these should be tested monthly. Artworks, mobiles, and other decorations hung from the ceiling must be very lightweight and avoid strings or cords that can strangle a child. Furniture Check all furniture for loose or screws, nails, hinges, latches, or broken hardware. Furniture should have rounded edges and corners. Sand surfaces that are rough or splintered, repair cracks, and be sure surfaces are covered with non-lead based paints or varnish. ...read more.


Knives and other sharp objects should be stored well out of children's reach; electrical cords should be out of reach on counters; stoves, refrigerators, and appliances should be securely positions on the floor to prevent tipping over; and again, check under the sink for dangerous substances or items. Never rely on child safety latches for cabinet doors; children can often open these faster than adults can! Personal hygiene The spread of infection will be minimised if a high standard of personal hygiene is maintained in the environment. In some cases, staffs have to wear uniforms to themselves and students from infections and hazardous substances. Also most food staff prepares food so the following can be hazards created by bacteria spreading by staffs: 1. Moving between areas (toilet and kitchen) 2. Not covering food properly 3. Not washing hand thoroughly 4. Not clean thoroughly 5. Wrong preparation and handling Human factors How people act and behave in their environment can affect slips, trips, harm and abuse. For example: 1. What footwear is worn, wearing high heels at work will make you vulnerable to a slip. 2. Things that prevent you from seeing or thinking about where you are going, can increase the risk of an accident e.g. rushing about, carrying large objects, becoming distracted whilst walking e.g. using a mobile phone Health and Social Care level 3 Unit 3 ? Health and Safety and Security in Health and Social Care ...read more.

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