RISK ASSESSMENT FOR ROUND AND ROUND PLAY SESSION
DESCRIPTION OF EVENT – The session is in three parts:
In the first part, a ball pond is assembled from soft play equipment and 2 big bag of balls. A performer plays in the pond with the children and adults. There is tickling with socks, and finding of a teddy.
In the second part, a puppet joins in with the play, and a pretend tea party is arranged. The puppet floats off on a lollipop and the performer brings out large balls and hoops..
In the third part, the ball pond is tidied away using nets on sticks, bags and buckets..
|Hazard||Potential Harm||To Whom||Control measures||likelihood||severity||Risk Rating||Further potential controls|
|Overcrowding||Bumps and bruises||All participants and staff||Numbers are limited for this activity to a safe level.||2||3||6||none advised|
|Banging heads, jumping on each other, slipping on balls||Falling over bruises and sprains||All participants and staff||Encourage gentle play, make efforts to keep balls contained||3||1||3||Consider protective clothing for participants.|
|Passing on of germs||Illnesses||All participants and staff||All plastic and vinyl items to be regularly disinfected||2||4||8||Make antiseptic wipes freely available|
|Stabs from net sticks||Harm to eyes etc||children and adults||Regular checking, blunting of ends with balls.||2||2||4||Children wearing protective equipment|
NO OTHER PERCEIVED HAZARDS
Signed Rachel Riggs