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Develop policies and procedures for accidents illness and emergencies

Incident, Injury and Hazard Reporting

As an early years setting we have policies and procedures in place for how we respond to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness and procedures for reporting and recording Sickness and illness: The settings policy for the exclusion of children with sick or infectious children is displayed in our waiting room; these include the period of time we require a child to stay home following a bout of sickness or diarrhea or other infectious illness such a chicken pox.

When infectious illness is discovered, such as head lice, parents are notified by signs being put up. If a child, following consultation with a qualified medical professional has an infectious disease which is on the notifiable diseases list then Ofsted are informed.

If a child becomes unwell and is a cause for serious concern then an ambulance would be called.

  • Certain illnesses as Meningitis need rapid action, there are posters in our waiting room to advise people on what to do should meningitis be suspected, age specific symptom lists and aids to diagnose such as the glass test;
  • When infectious illness is discovered, such as head lice, parents are notified by signs being put up;
  • If a child, following consultation with a qualified medical professional has an infectious disease which is on the notifiable diseases list then Ofsted are informed;
  • The dates and time taken to carry out fire drills are recorded.

Certain illnesses as Meningitis need rapid action, there are posters in our waiting room to advise people on what to do should meningitis be suspected, age specific symptom lists and aids to diagnose such as the glass test. We have procedures and specific cleaning kit for use on spilled bodily fluids.

1. Procedure statement

We have a qualified first aider in the setting or on an outing at any one time. The first aiders are listed on a notice for everyone to see should they require help.

If a child has an accident at the setting and requires first aid then the relevant qualified person will use the settings first aid kit which is easily accessible and regularly checked. When an accident occurs we fill out or accident book which details; where, when, how and what treatment was administered.

We have a duty to inform Ofsted and the Health and Safety Executive of any injury that requires treatment by a medical professional or in the event of the death.

  • In the incident book we record the date and time of the incident, nature of the event, who was affected, what was done about it - or if it was reported to the police, and if so a crime number;
  • We have a duty to inform Ofsted and the Health and Safety Executive of any injury that requires treatment by a medical professional or in the event of the death;
  • As an early years setting we have policies and procedures in place for how we respond to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness and procedures for reporting and recording Sickness and illness;
  • If a hazard requires greater investigation and the sourcing risk controls, this should be recorded by the manager or the reporting staff member within VHIMS and the proposed risk controls identified in consultation with the Health and Safety Representative;
  • If a child becomes unwell and is a cause for serious concern then an ambulance would be called.

Reviewing the accident book half termly allows us to indentify any potential or actual hazards. When an incident occurs at the setting we record it in our Incident book which is kept in the office filing cabinet. An incident could be a break in or theft, vandalism, dangerous occurrence, injury or fatality.

  • If a child becomes unwell and is a cause for serious concern then an ambulance would be called;
  • As an early years setting we have policies and procedures in place for how we respond to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness and procedures for reporting and recording Sickness and illness:

In the incident book we record the date and time of the incident, nature of the event, who was affected, what was done about it - or if it was reported to the police, and if so a crime number. Any follow up, or insurance claim made, should also be recorded. We have our emergency procedures displayed at specific points around the setting so that no matter where you are there is a copy within easy view such as the toilets or waiting room.

Just For Fun

Our play leader is responsible for the procedures ensuring they are up-to-date and in place. We carry out regular fire drills so that the children know what to expect and also to identify any issues with our procedure. The dates and time taken to carry out fire drills are recorded.