Health and safety - staff responsibilities

    • To read and adhere to all nursery policies.
    • To ensure a safe environment, keeping entrances and exits clear at all times.
    • To check all equipment is in good order, appropriately safe and clean, before use, on a daily basis and dispose of or repair any damaged equipment (inform nursery manager).
    • To complete the outside check and complete form before taking children outside.
    • Any spillages to be mopped or swept up appropriately.
    • To be good role models for children when using equipment.
    • To encourage children to take appropriate risks by assessing and managing risks effectively. Help the children to learn for themselves and be involved in health and safety issues.
    • To ensure all children are encouraged to wipe their noses for help them to do this depending on their age, disposing of tissues appropriately.
    • To ensure all staff wash their hands before meals or food preparation and regularly throughout the day when necessary.
    • To ensure all children wash their hand before meals and wash their hands and faces after meals.
    • To ensure bathrooms and eating areas of rooms are regularly cleaned during the day.
    • To use appropriate cleaning materials (storing them in child proof cupboards when not in use) and appropriate cloths - blue/bathroom - pink/paints - yellow/food areas.
    • To ensure appropriate safety at meal times - food at correct temperature (not too hot), appropriate behaviour of children, handling cutlery safely, etc.
    • Record any accidents of children or staff on appropriate forms and administer the necessary first aid, informing carer at the end of the day or sooner, via the manager, if necessary.
    • Follow correct procedure for administering medicines.
    • To use necessary protective clothing when changing nappies or dealing with bodily fluids (wash hand after).
    • To be aware of and carry out security procedure for answering the door.
    • To be aware of emergency evacuation procedure.
    • To be aware of location of First Aid Boxes and Fire Fighting equipment.
    • To take all reasonable care of their own and others' personal health and safety when carrying out nursery activities.