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In this assignment I am going to be carrying out a risk assessment on a local playground and I will be making recommendations for change. The play ground I have chosen is one which is situated in Stepney Park, East London.

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M2-Asses the risk associated with the use of the chosen environment and make recommendations for change D2- Justify recommendations made for minimising the risks, as appropriate for the setting and service user groups In this assignment I am going to be carrying out a risk assessment on a local playground and I will be making recommendations for change. The play ground I have chosen is one which is situated in Stepney Park, East London. I am going to be talking about the different hazards that I came across while inspecting the safety of the playground, including how the hazards that I noted could potentially harm a child. Stepney park is in east London near Stepney Green station. It is a big park with a big grassy football pitch and a concrete football pitch. It also has two play areas, one for younger children between the ages of 1-6 years old and one for the older children between the ages of 7-13 years old. Both the parks are separated by gates enclosed. Risk Assessment Activity Hazard and Risk Something with the potential to cause harm and potential risk Likelihood 1=Low 5=High Severity 1=Low 5=High Risk Likelihood and severity 1=Low 5=High Recommendations To remove risk or reduce likelihood or severity Entering the playground ...read more.

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These people are at risk of cutting themselves, either minor or severe cuts. It is essential that the bins are emptied regularly, as often as once a day, probably more on hotter days when more drinks containers and ice creams packing is more likely to be on the floor. Also the park I near a chicken and chip shop which means that it is very likely for the packaging of this fast food on the floor which can attract the attention of vermin and pigeons. It can be difficult to discourage people from eating so there should be ''No litter signs around'' and also ''please do not feed the pigeons'' signs to. This is because the younger children can pick up or maybe eat pieces of the litter that is on the floor, increasing the risk of infection due to germs. When I got inside the playground, I noticed that there is a danger of children getting hit by moving objects, such as the swings or the roundabout. While they are running around, little children tend to be unaware of their surroundings, so they might run into someone on the swings or into the roundabout and seriously hurt themselves. ...read more.

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These could cause very serious harm to the child. There should be regular inspections of the play area for these particular dangerous objects. Another hazard I realised when I was leaving the playground was that the fence was damaged in a way that a small child could fit through it and wander off. This is dangerous because, (as mentioned above) the child could wander off into the road and end up getting knocked over. Another hazard, which could occur, is that a stranger could abduct the child. This could be dangerous for the child because you don't know what the person could do to the child and it could cause stress for the parent/guardian. So the council should also send someone to inspect the play area for damaging equipment. I also noticed that the fence had a nail sticking out of it, this is dangerous because a child is at risk of running into it (causing a puncture wound), grazing or cutting themselves on it. The nail looked really rusty as well, which means that if someone was to graze, cut or run into it, there is a risk of that person catching tetanus. The council should either take the nail out or bang it down so that it is not sticking out. ...read more.

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