Safety is an important subject for childminder's. There are a wide range of possible hazards that can be found in homes. A childminder's job includes identifying these hazards and removing them.
When assessing the risks in your home, work room by room. First read the National Standards and Guidance these will give you some points to consider. In each room look for possible hazards.
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Consider hazards relating to cooking, fire, dangerous implements, electrical appliances and hygiene.
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Consider hazards relating to hygiene, safety and unsuitable/dangerous chemicals. For useful information visit : http://www.homestore.com
Consider hazards relating to electrical appliances, glass, toys and equipment.
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Consider hazards relating to water, hygiene, equipment and animals.
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When thinking about possible hazards remember to consider rooms from a child's point of view rather then an adult, in many situations things that an adult would know to avoid or use properly become hazards to children who are less aware of consequences.