Bubbles Risk Assessment

HazardPeople at riskAction takenNotes
Skin irritationMostly younger childrenPre-school children must be supervised by their parent or guardian. Tell people that they are playing with detergent and washing up liquid which is safe but can cause irritation. Advise people to rinse their hands in cold water when they have finished making bubblesChildren must be supervised by an adult. Unattended children may not participate
Eyes stinging and irritationMostly childrenPre-school children must be supervised by their parent or guardian. Tell children not to put their fingers in their eyes. Advise people to rinse their hands in cold water when they have finished making bubbles
Falling on slippery surfaceStaff and publicDo not make bubbles on any surface which may become slippery when soapy water is spilt on itBubbles are best suited to a grass surface. Organisers must provide a safe, non-potentially-slippy place for this activity. Organiser must provide an enclosed space for activity if done in public
Poking in the face with a bubble wand or hit with plastic ring on the end of the ribbonSmaller childrenDo not allow misbehaviour. Tell children not to swing bubble wands around. Avoid overcrowding
ElectrocutionStaff and publicDo not do this activity near electrical equipment or near trailing wiresBubble making is a very wet activity with lots of water – be aware of electrical hazards

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