The Colour Corner uses its risk assessment systems to ensure that the setting is a safe and secure place for children and staff. All staff are expected to undertake risk assessments as part of their routine tasks. 


In line with current health and safety legislation and the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2023) the setting will carry out regular risk assessments and take appropriate action to deal with any hazards or risks identified. It is the responsibility of the manager (KIMBERLEY BLAKEY) to ensure that risk assessments are conducted, monitored and acted upon. 


Risk assessments will be carried out:

  • Whenever there is any change to equipment or materials
  • When there is any change to the setting’s premises 
  • When the particular needs of a child necessitates this


Not all risk assessments need to be written down. The manager will decide which risk assessments need to be formally recorded. However, risk assessments related to employment and the working environment will always be recorded in writing. 


If changes are required to the setting’s policies or procedures as a result of the risk assessment, the manager will update the relevant documents and inform all staff. 


Daily Checks

Before the children arrive at the premises each day, a daily environmental check will be carried out and a visual inspection of the studio and all the equipment. Environment checks will be reviewed regularly to ensure that any hazards are removed and repairs are conducted in a timely manner. During the course of the sessions staff will remain alert to any potential risks to health and safety. 

If a member of staff discovers a hazard during the course of the session, they will need to make the area safe (e.g. by cordoning it off) The manager will ensure that any actions needed to mitigate the immediate hazard have been taken and will implement measures to prevent the accident from recurring. 


Recording dangerous events

The manager will record all accidents and dangerous events on the Incident or Accident Record sheets as soon as possible after the incident. If the incident affected a child the record will be kept on the child’s file. The setting will monitor Incident and Accident records to see whether any pattern to the occurrences can be identified. 

Related policies

See our related policies: Fire safety policy, Health and Safety policy 


This policy was adopted by: The Colour Corner Ltd


Date: 1/1/24

To be reviewed: 1/1/25


Signed: K. Blakey 



Written in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2023): Safeguarding & Welfare Requirements: Safety & suitability of premises, environment & equipment [3.65]