Work Health & Safety

The items listed below are outcomes from risk assessments at our service. These are implemented to eliminate or control risk that may affect staff, children, parents and visitors in our services.

If you have any questions on these issues please address them in writing to the services Centre Manager.

Sun Protection Policy

Splash Centre aims to balance the risk of skin cancer from too much sun exposure with maintaining adequate vitamin D levels in our children. We aim to take a sensible approach to sun protection in our service that empowers children to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.

We aim to ensure that all children in attendance at the service when the UV forecast is 3 or above will be protected from harmful rays of the sun. All staff will model appropriate sun protection behaviour and enforce the sun protection policy.

Hats

Please ensure your child is sent to school with a hat with their name clearly labelled inside.

Sunscreen

SPF 30+ Broad Spectrum water-resistant sunscreen will be available at the service for children and educators to use.

Staff will ensure there are regular reminders ( minimum every 2 hours) to apply sunscreen prior to outdoor play during the months of October to March between 11am and 3pm or when the UV index 3 or above.

Permission to apply sunscreen will be included in the service enrolment form. Educators will respect the parents’ right to refuse authorisation to apply sunscreen however will require children to wear appropriate clothing or play in the shade.

Shoes

Closed in shoes must be worn at all times.

Raincoats

Raincoats must be in your child’s bag for use on rainy days. Umbrellas for children can cause serious eye injuries; please do not provide your child with an umbrella for wet weather.

Exclusion

Children who are physically unwell are excluded from attending the service. Please refer to the fact

Sheet provided by the National Health and Medical Council – Staying Healthy in Child Care.