Outlines the responsibility of individual employees for maintaining health and safety in the workplace
Focuses on improving outcomes for children in the early years through the ‘five outcomes’ of Every Child Matters (including ‘being healthy’ and ‘staying safe’)
Introduced the Early Years Foundation Stage in 2008 (including the welfare requirements for promoting health and safeguarding children)
Provides guidance for lifting and carrying children, including correct techniques and procedures for risk assessment
Protects children from dangerous chemicals (including cleaning substances and medicines), including regulations about storage and usage.
Outlines the procedures for reporting Accidents, Injuries and Infectious diseases such as TB and Meningitis to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Health Protection Agency (HPA)
Provides guidance on the preparation, storage, and cooking of food and the requirements for staff training in food hygiene.
The safeguarding and welfare requirements outline the legal responsibilities for providers in promoting children’s health, safety and wellbeing (ages 0–5 years).