Bubbles Risk Assessment

HazardPeople at riskAction takenNotes
Skin irritationMostly younger childrenPre-school children must be supervised by their parent or guardian. 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. The bubble solution is a combination of salt, baking powder, dish-washing liquid, guar gum, and water
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. In the event of stinging or irritation, the affected area must be washed with water immediately by the parent or guardian 
Falling on slippery surfaceStaff and publicDo not make bubbles on any surface which may become slippery when soapy water is spilt on it. Bubble show performed on surface as described in notesFloor protection is provided, both plastic film and fabric material. The floor is always left clean and dry. Organiser must provide a designated 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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