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Hi there I wonder if anyone could help!! On our last Ofsted it was pointed out that we need a risk assessment for everything the children come into contact with!, toys etc!

I am looking for a template either to use or amend, I have looked in the resources section but can find nothing really suitable been looking for hours now and not getting anywhere fast!

Anyone got anything I could have a look at pplleeaassee! (bangs head against the wall)!!

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Ours looks something like this:

HAZARDS IDENTIFIED

PERSONS AFFECTED

LIKELIHOOD (1-5)

SEVERITY (1-5)

RISK RATING R/A/G

EXISTING CONTROL MEASURES

ADDITIONAL CONTROLS REQUIRED

BY WHOM

DATE COMPLETED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Likelihood: 1= very unlikely, 2 = possible, 3 = likely, 4 = very likely, 5 = certain.

Severity: 1 = inconvenience, 2 = minor impact, 3 = moderate impact, 4 = major impact, 5 = terminal disaster.

Code: R = Red (high 12-25), A = Amber (moderate 6-11), G = Green (low 1-5).

To reach the Risk Rating score 1-5 for Likelihood and for Severity. Then multiply these to obtain a risk rating score and then identify the code as above. The aim is for hazards to be reduced to green or amber (at most) - the 'controls required' should help to achieve this.

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Well with ours would just be like this, so for example when on an outing one part would be.....

 

Hazard - crossing the road, traffic, moving, vehicles

 

Preventative steps - young children on reins, adult to child ratio 1:2, children made aware of dangers

 

Action - prior to leaving ensure all staff aware of risks and appropriate ratios maintained

 

That's just an example I've made up on the spot but they told us along as we have highlighted the risks and done something about them where necessary just to use our common sense!

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Hi and thanks for replies, we have a generic one for indoors and outdoors which is completed before every session. However ofsted said we need one for every item the children come into contact with. Not sure there is enough paper available as you can imagine every item/resource a pre school would have is quite a list. Getting me down as seems a bit over the top to me.

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I've never heard that and I thought they had relaxed the whole risk assessment thing with less needing to be formally documented? And we don't document a risk assessment before every session either, obviously we do one in our heads but nothing formal and never have - strange! Has this come from an inspection?

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Hi and thanks for replies, we have a generic one for indoors and outdoors which is completed before every session. However ofsted said we need one for every item the children come into contact with. Not sure there is enough paper available as you can imagine every item/resource a pre school would have is quite a list. Getting me down as seems a bit over the top to me.

Hi can I just ask the date of inspection please.........

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You do not have to write every item down...you need to categorize them so wooden toys/plastic toys glass items china etc etc i haven't got our risk assessment on this computer but it goes item/benefit/risk/to whom/control....this method works well for us because without a benefit then we wouldn't be doing the activity...so i can put low temp glue gun on there and why i am using it what the risks are and how i'm going to minimize

Remember that a check list is just that ....it is not a risk assessment.

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Hi inspection was 2 years ago know, we are on the ball I know!!!

Finleysmaid thank you! that has just produced a light bulb moment!! Doh!!! Will have a go at categorizing resources that should be much easier!!

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Hi inspection was 2 years ago know, we are on the ball I know!!!

Finleysmaid thank you! that has just produced a light bulb moment!! Doh!!! Will have a go at categorizing resources that should be much easier!!

no probs have been inspected using this system and no issues raised with it...fire /kitchens/locks and security and personal risk assessments we do on the same sort of system so that it is easier to read (except specialist stuff like children with specific medical conditions)

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  • 1 month later...

Has anyone got a list of the general risk assessments they have in place?

We have:

A generic one for whole of nursery provided by our insurance,

Fire Risk Assessment

One for each room for general everyday play,

One for use of electrical equipment,

One for Outside play,

One for Storing / using Travel Cots,

 

And then individual ones for any extra events, trips etc etc. Is there anything else obvious that people have?

 

Thank you!

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Thanks finleysmaid. What kind of things do you have in your security risk assessment? We have a safety and security policy that goes into doors being locked and procedures etc so how does it differ?

 

The kitchen one, does it cover everyone using the kitchen eg staff preparing food as well as child access? Sorry for all the questions!

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