Children's health and safety: Preventing accidents - environmental factors
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Children's health and safety: Preventing accidents - environmental factors

In this course, you will learn about common accidents and injuries that occur in the service - particularly the environmental factors that contribute to these. You will also learn ways to prevent these accidents and injuries occurring.

International Child Care College
Updated Jun 25, 2024

What you'll learn

  • The legislation, guidelines and policies in place to prevent accidents and injuries
  • Some common accidents and injuries in services
  • How to plan for the range of environmental factors that contribute to accidents and injuries
Course Description

Course Overview

In this course students will gain a better understanding of the common accidents and injuries that occur in the service, and the environmental factors that contribute to these. They will also look at ways to prevent these accidents and injuries from occuring.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for new and trainee educators, as well as students who would like to become early childhood educators and want a better understanding of what the role entails.

The course is also suitable for educators seeking professional development, or for early childhood services wanting to provide holistic professional development for staff members.

Learning Objectives

  • The legislation, guidelines and policies in place to prevent accidents and injuries
  • Some common accidents and injuries in services
  • How to plan for the range of environmental factors that contribute to accidents and injuries

Business Outcomes

Many students want to work as Educators because they love interacting with young children. Many of them don't have an understanding of the broad tasks they will be expected to perform as an Educator, including setting up and cleaning the environment each day. By gaining a more holistic view of an Educator's role, students will be better prepared for the realities of the workplace. The course will also allow services to provide consistent professional development that all staff members can complete individually and at their own pace.