Risk Assessment Policy

Fitt4kids uses its risk assessment systems to ensure that the Club is a safe and secure place for children and staff.

In line with current health and safety legislation and the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2021), Fitt4kids will carry out regular risk assessments and take appropriate action to deal with any hazards or risks identified. It is the responsibility of the Director of Fitt4kids to ensure that risk assessments are conducted, monitored and acted upon.

Risk assessments will be carried out:

  • whenever there is any change to equipment or resources
  • when there is any change to the Club’s premises
  • when the particular needs of a child necessitates this

Not all risk assessments need to be written down. Staff will decide, in consultation with the director, which risk assessments need to be formally recorded.

If changes are required to the Fitt4kids policies or procedures as a result of the risk assessment, the Director will update the relevant documents and inform all staff.

Daily checks

Before the children arrive at Fitt4kids each day, we will carry out a visual inspection of the equipment and the whole premises (indoors and out). During the course of the session, staff will remain alert to any potential risks to health and safety.

If a member of staff discovers a hazard during the course of a session, they will make the area safe (eg by cordoning it off) and then notify the Director. The Director will ensure that any actions needed to mitigate the immediate hazard have been taken and will implement measures to prevent the incident from recurring.

Recording dangerous events

Fitt4kids staff will record all accidents and dangerous events on the Incident or Accident forms  as soon as possible after the incident. If the incident affected a child the record will be kept on the child’s file. The Fitt4kids will monitor Incident and Accident forms to see whether any pattern to the occurrences can be identified.