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Understanding Building Premises Safety

Training Module

This required course will help you identify and protect your classroom and program from hazards that can cause bodily injury such as electrical hazards, bodies of water and vehicular traffic.

Understanding Building and Physical Premises Safety

Before completing this worksheet, you must perform a safety check on a classroom in your program.

NOTE: This course CANNOT be completed at home or away from your program. You must complete this course after completing the safety check.

Failure to comply will result in your certificate being INVALID with Child Care Regulations.

In order to maintain a safe environment, caregivers must do daily checks on the following items:

  • Children are never left unattended
  • Electrical outlets are covered with safety plugs to prevent electrical shock
  • No electrical cords are within a child's reach
  • Cords from blinds and draperies are out of the reach of children
  • Cleaning supplies are clearly marked and locked up and are inaccessible to children
  • Medications are stored in the front office and/or are inaccessible to children
  • Personal belongings are locked in cabinets and are inaccessible to children
  • Hot drinks are not allowed in the classroom
  • Disinfecting and sanitizing solutions are available in each classroom
  • Diaper pails are covered and are inaccessible to children
  • Waste baskets where bodily fluids are disposed are covered
  • Toys are checked for choking hazards
  • Paper clips, push pins, and staples are not used in areas where children are present
  • Children are not left alone on a changing table; teachers keep one hand on a child at all times, even when they are strapped
  • Sides of infant cribs are closed and locked when not in use
  • Toys and furniture are in good repair with no sharp edges or splinters
  • Rugs have non-skid backing
  • Caution is taken when opening doors
  • Water is not warmer than 120 degrees
  • No poisonous plants are in the program
  • Knives and non-age-appropriate scissors are out of reach of the children
  • 3 forms of attendance tracking is present
  • Playground is checked daily for trash or debris
  • Children's personal clothing is appropriate for the weather and does not have hoods with ties
  • Teachers are zoning the playground
  • Temperature of the slides is checked frequently
  • Water play is not done on cement or other hard surfaces
  • Playground equipment is checked for splinters, nails, and screws
  • Gates are closed at all times
  • Caregivers do not allow children to play where vehicular traffic is a risk


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