COSHH 2002 (control of substances hazardous to health) – It is important to do risk assessment before setting the activity to maintain safe environment. The hazardous substances include industrial chemicals, cleaning products, correction fluid and bleach. Always make sure the cleaning products and bleach are locked away in the cupboard because the child might drink it and the wastage should be dump into the right place to avoid infection because children have very low immune system. Never store chemicals into different containers, it very risky especially for the child. Make sure you always inform the employees about any hazardous substances as soon as possible and the employees must be well trained by their employers about harmful hazardous substances so they know what to do on those situations. For example if there is painting activity the child must be supervised by their teachers in order to avoid them from drinking the paint accidentally.
RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) – It is important while doing creative and therapeutic activities with the service users for example if the children are doing sports activities such as football, badminton and basketball and the child get injured. The staff must report immediately and it is important to write in the accident record book. The book contains where, when, how the accident happens and the witness of the accident and it helps to know what precautions to take to avoid it from happening again.
Food safety – It is set of rules based on the food safety in the child sector. It is an important policy to follow when implementing creative and therapeutic activities for example making food with the children and teaching them about different types of food. Before doing the food activity the staff must always make sure if a child is allergic to any certain food such as peanuts, egg and milk and make sure they are not giving them the expiry food to...