Building and Physical Premises Safety

Course Number
SB.TP.BAPPS
Overview
This course is not available in the PDIS at this time. 

This is a federal requirement for programs to identify potential hazards to keep children safe.  More information about what is required is available below.

Regulations

Rules Regulating Child Care Centers, 7.702.33D:  Staff hired prior to September 29, 2016, must complete a Department-approved pre-service training by September 30, 2016. All staff hired after September 30, 2016 must complete a Department-approved pre-service training prior to working with children. The training must include: 1. Building and physical premises safety, including identification of and protection from hazards that can cause bodily injury such as electrical hazards, bodies of water, and vehicular traffic. 2. Handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of bio contaminants.

Rules Regulating Family Child Care Homes, 7.707.32A11: Effective December 31, 2016, all providers and staff must complete a building and physical premises training prior to working with children. The training must include: 1. Identification of and protection from hazards that can cause bodily injury such as electrical hazards, bodies of water, and vehicular traffic; and 2. Handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of bio contaminants.

Clarification

For Child Care Centers:
Written documentation verifying the completion of the training should be in the staff member’s file. This training does not need to be submitted to the Department. A Licensing Specialist will be looking for a certificate listing the topic areas covered in the training. This training should be an individualized training that identifies hazards and ensures protection of staff and children. The training should be specific for each facility. Training length should be determined based on the facilities location and environment. Samples of some bio-contaminants include, but are not limited to: medical waste, bodily fluids, or sharp containers, etc. Examples of environmental hazards may include but are not limited to: animals, landscape features, access through parking lots, etc. 
For Family Child Care Homes:
Written documentation verifying the completion of the training should be in the provider’s file and any employees’ files. This training does not need to be submitted to the department for approval. Providers should identify hazards in the indoor and outdoor home environment and develop a plan on how the hazards will be addressed to ensure the protection of staff and children. Licensing specialists will be looking for information listing the hazards identified and the topic areas which will be covered in the training for employees. This training should be an individualized training that identifies hazards and ensures protection of staff and children. The training should be specific for each home. Training length should be determined based on the home location and environment. Samples of some bio-contaminants include, but are not limited to: medical waste, bodily fluids, sharp containers, etc. Examples of environmental hazards may include but are not limited to: animals, landscape features, access through parking lots, open and public spaces etc.

Program Type

All types 
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