Managing accidents - Human factors
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Managing accidents - Human factors

Child Care College
Updated Nov 12, 2019

Course Overview

In the previous module you learnt that as an educator you have a duty of care to ensure the safety of young children in your family day care service. You focused on the environmental factors that contribute to accidents and injuries in the service and how to provide a safe environment to minimise the risk to children’s health and safety.

In this module you’ll learn about the human factors that contribute to accidents and injuries in the service and ways to take these into consideration to help prevent accidents. You’ll look at the role of supervision in preventing accidents and will be given some guidelines for teaching safety rules to young children. Finally you’ll explore why it is important to provide children with opportunities for risky play while also keeping them safe from injuries.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for family day care (FDC) educators who are currently studying for their CIII or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and support or who are seeking professional development.

The course is also suitable for larger organisations wanting to provide holistic professional development for staff members.

Learning Objectives

  • The human factors that contribute to accidents and injuries in the service
  • Actions to take to help prevent accidents
  • The role of supervision in preventing accidents
  • Some guidelines for teaching safety rules to young children
  • Why it's important to prvoide children with opportunities for risky play while also keeping them safe from injuries
    Business Outcomes
    The course provides practical tips as well as theoretical knowledge so that you can put the information you know into practice in your family day care service. For larger organisations the courses can provide a holistic approach to providing continuing professional development.
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