Balloon Modelling Risk Assessment

HazardPeople at riskAction takenNotes
Choking on latex from burst balloonsYounger ChildrenDo not give balloons directly to children under three (give to parent or guardian). Tell children not to put balloons in their mouths. Do not inflate by mouth as children may copy. Pick up and safely dispose of burst balloonsParents are responsible for supervising their children when playing with balloons
Damaged ear drumsPeople very close when a balloon popsKeep a clear space between the balloon modeller and spectators. Do not inflate balloons close to people’s ears.
Internal ruptures caused by inflating balloons by mouthBalloon ModellerAlways use a balloon pump to inflate balloonsThere is serious danger of injury by inflating balloons by mouth. This practice is not recommended by manufacturers
Child being poked in the face with a balloon pumpSmaller childrenKeep a clear space between the balloon modeller and children. Do not inflate balloons close to the faces of children

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