SafeHands have been providing services to large and small childcare organisations since 2013. Our long list of valued clients include Barnardos, The Department of Social Protection, Clondalkin/Canal/Tolka Area Childcare Partnerships and numerous small, medium and large businesses throughout Ireland.
SafeHands can advise you on compliance with Health & Safety, Food Safety, Fire Safety and Childcare Manual Handling regulations and best practice to ensure the safety and welfare of your staff and clients.
- Food Safety (HACCP) training
- Fire Safety training
- Childcare Manual Handling training
- Provision of a Safety Statement
- Risk Assessment
How SafeHands can Help
We have developed particular expertise in assisting our many clients in childcare and early years organisations.
Our business policy is simple...
To provide an exceptionally high standard of service to our valued clients at a cost-effective price.
We take great pride in ensuring that our clients remain in SafeHands.
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Food Safety (HACCP) System - Design and Implementation
Environmental Health Officers are authorised under the Childcare Act 1991 to carry out Food Safety Inspections
SafeHands will design and implement a specific Food Safety/HACCP Management System for your organisation. This will enable your business to comply with current Food Safety Legislation.
Childcare businesses require specialist training for members of staff. The following courses are specially adapted to suit the training requirements of childcare staff, and all courses can be customised to include any points your specific organisation may require.
- Manual Handling for Childcare
- Food Hygiene (HACCP) training course
- Food Allergens training course
- Fire Safety Awareness training course
- Fire Warden (Marshal) training course
- Paediatric First Aid
- FETAC Occupational First Aid
- Basic Emergency First Aid
A Safety Statement is a legal requirement for all organisations. The Safety Statement is a written document which describes how Health & Safety within your organisation is managed. A Health and Safety Statement is your duty of care to your employees and clients to manage risks and hazards in the workplace. In order to comply with current legislation, an up to date written, site specific Safety Statement must be implemented by all Childcare and Early Years organisations.
SafeHands will provide your organisation with a Safety Statement including a site-specific Risk Assessment.
Legal Requirements in the Childcare and Early Years Sectors
Environmental Health Officers are authorised under the Childcare Act 1991 to carry out inspections of pre-school services including sessional, part time day care, full daycare, childminding, drop-in centres, temporary drop-in centres and overnight pre-school services. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team the EHO along with the Preschool Services Officer (PSSO) work to ensure that the requirements outlined in the Child Care (Pre-School Services) (No 2) Regulations 2006 as amended, are achieved and maintained. These requirements strive to underpin the development of pre-school children and to ensure their health, safety and welfare while attending a childcare facility. Where is there is failure to meet legal requirements, the pre-school inspection team may consider taking legal action against a pre-school provider.