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Risk Assessments, Workplace Audits, Fire Risk Assessments, Fire Warden, Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, CoSHH Assessments and more.

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Health and Safety in Nurseries and Early Years


A majority of private nurseries are small and medium size businesses, either managed independently or as part of a privately owned group.  Increasingly Early Years’ providers are being located within the grounds of schools and academies, but are still managed as a solo concern.

Choosing to bring someone in from the outside to help with health and safety is a big decision.  After all, you are the best person to know all about your staff, working practices, children and their parents.  However there are times when an independent consultant will be the best person to help and assist you.

A consultant can give you valuable external perspective and see things from a different angle. Working with a dedicated consultant who understands your business structure can take the headache out of health and safety.

What assistance should you be considering?

Day nursery’s need to have written procedures to address the actual working environment,  We can develop policies to address your relevant needs including:

Your Health and Safety policy should identify clear responsibilities for managers and staff to ensure proactive safety management is practiced.  There should be a clear communication system in place to allow staff to highlight hazards in the workplace and to document maintenance requests.

Written risk assessments should be developed that are appropriate to your workplace and the activities carried out. Nurseries are generally classified as a low risk environment, but slips and trips can happen anywhere and should you have just one staff member off work for a week or more, this will put a strain on your business output and potentially affect the safe environment of your service users.

You will  need to ensure that there is an up to date fire risk assessment for the building that covers safe evacuation of all people in the building at any time of the day.  

Maintenance records and workplace inspection records should be in place to show that your business is successfully managed.  Some records such as inspection of hoists or maintenance of gas supplies are a legal requirement. Records to show that the fire detection system is regularly checked and that first aid kits are stocked are part of the good practice that show you have a positive approach to health and safety.

Training records should clearly show that staff not only have the skills to carry out their work duties to the correct standard, but they can also identify potential problems which may lead to an injury. Most accidents can be prevented and staff are your resources.

How Can HSinCare help you?