Risk Assessments Pack
Stuck on how to write risk assessments? These comprehensive templates will help you to evaluate the risks in and around your childcare setting, and what you can do to keep children safe. Also includes templates for ACTIVITY RISK / BENEFIT ASSESSMENTS, OUTINGS, PETS, EXCEPTION TO RATIOS and OVERNIGHT CARE! Easily EDIT as you require!
Coronavirus Risk Assessment template Now UPDATED following the release of re-opening guidance for Scottish & English providers.
Stuck on how to write risk assessments? This pack will save you hours of time!
The templates in this pack will assist you to evaluate the risks in and around your childcare setting, and what you can do to keep children safe. Also consider in detail how you can keep children from harm whilst taking part in activities, whilst travelling, or away from the setting on outings.
Supplied as Microsoft Word documents, you can edit and add to each template to suit your individual setting and circumstances…and use the Blank Templates to create more risk assessments as required.
This pack includes ALL of the following:
Attractive Front Cover
Keep all your completed Risk Assessments together in an organised file.
Setting & Garden Risk Assessment Templates
These templates will help you go through in detail the potential hazards in and around your setting and what actions you have put in place to minimise risk. Refer to the Information and User Guide included in this pack to see how you can edit and add to the completed examples as required. Template examples are included for all of the following areas:
- Lounge / Dining Room / Playroom
- Sleeping Areas
- Hall & Stairs
- Fire Safety
A Blank Risk Assessment Template is included in the pack should you wish to risk assess any other areas.
NEW! Activity Risk / Benefit Assessment Templates
Consider the learning benefits of various activities whilst also assessing and managing risks. Edit or add to the templates as you wish to suit your setting and the activities you provide.
Template examples are included for all of the following:
- Outdoor / Active Play – ride on toys, large play equipment and parks, trampoline, den building, climbing trees
- Arts & Crafts – painting, using glue, using scissors / tools / sharp objects, arts and crafts accessories
- Messy & Sensory Play – water, sand, malleable play resources (clay, dough, gloop, etc)
- Loose Parts Play – twigs, acorns, bottles, coins, stones, tyres, boxes, feathers, corks, etc
- Paddling Pool
You may also be interested in our Risk / Benefit Posters!
Outings Risk Assessment Templates
These templates cover popular types of outings, and methods of transport. Edit to suit your own setting and circumstances. As time goes by you may introduce further risk assessments for new outing locations. Template examples are included for all of the following:
- All Outings
- Play Park
- Soft Play
- Travelling by Car
- Outing to the Woods
A Blank Risk Assessment Template is included in the pack should you wish to risk assess any other places you visit regularly or intend to take children to on an outing or any new activities.
Pet Risk Assessment Template
This template will help you to assess any additional risks and areas to be considered at a result of keeping pets at your setting. You may also find the Pet Policy Template within the Policies & Procedures Pack helpful.
Exception To Ratios Risk Assessment Template
The majority of childminders are permitted to care for up to six children under the age of eight at any one time. Of these six children, a maximum of three may be young children and only one may be under 12 months old. There are however circumstances that can arise where childcare providers may want to request an exception to these ratios for example to provide care for sibling babies or to maintain continuity of care for children already attending the setting. The notes within this pack explain such circumstances in further detail and the template risk assessment will help you to assess any additional risks that must be considered as a result of the exception.
It is important that you check the relevant guidance as you may need to seek permission for an exception to ratios from Ofsted / The Care Inspectorate and in all circumstances will need to demonstrate to parents/ carers and inspectors that the individual needs of each child can be met.
You may also find the Ratio Management Chart useful for helping to manage your ratios.
Overnight Care Risk Assessment Template
If you are registered to provide overnight care, or are looking to become registered for this service, it is important that you consider and minimise any additional risks involved and make clear to parents your procedures for overnight care arrangements.
Use this risk assessment template alongside our Overnight Care Policy template from the Policies & Procedures Pack and our Overnight Care Consent Form from the Care Plans & Consents Pack for a comprehensive Overnight Care package!
NEW Coronavirus Risk Assessment template and NEW COVID-19 Exception to Ratio Risk Assessment
Now UPDATED following the release of re-opening guidance for Scottish & English providers.
If your setting is remaining open in order to provide care for the children of key workers or vulnerable children or you are preparing to open your setting following government advice, you must ensure you consider the additional risks and take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe.
Daily Risk Assessments & Safety Checks Sheet
Use this check list to help you to ensure your setting is safe and hazard free every day.
On one handy A4 sheet you can record your daily risk assessment checks for the whole month for each area of your setting.
Supplied as a PDF Form you can use your computer or tablet to simply tick off each safety check or, if you prefer, print out and complete by hand.
…and a helpful Safety Guidelines Chart
A useful guidance sheet to display in your setting and refer to each day.
Please see the Further Details tab above for file format and supply information.
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All Risk Assessments are Microsoft Word documents, simply save to your computer and edit as required.
The front cover is supplied as a PDF form. Click in the boxes at the bottom to add your service details or print out and complete by hand. Please refer to our Help page for further assistance regarding the use of PDF Forms.
The Daily Risk Assessments & Safety Checks Sheet is supplied as a PDF Form. Print the check list out to tick off by hand or complete digitally by saving a new version each month and click in each box to evident your safety checks.
The Safety Guidelines Chart is a standard PDF file and cannot be edited.
The download version of this pack is supplied as a ZIP FILE. Please see the Help page for further information.