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HAZARD WHO IS AT RISK? CONTROLS FURTHER ACTION NEEDED LEVEL

Sandpit – slips/falls/eye irritation

 

 

Astro turf slopes -

slips/falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL CHILDREN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Regular maintenance of sandpit.
  • Play sand to British standards.
  • Sandpit covered after school.
  • Daily visual checks for any debris/objects carried out by staff.
  • Rota used to minimise crowding.
  • At least one member of staff on playground/lunch duty to supervise the sandpit and jumping tower closely.
  • Throwing of sand is prohibited
  • Running in the sandpit is prohibited
  • Chn to know the rules and routines with regard to playing safely in the area. See separate Playground Responsibilities. (To be reviewed/added to/amended regularly).
  • Chn not allowed on Playscape unsupervised before or after school.
  • Should a child be injured and is unable to stand or move: A trained First Aider will be called at once to the scene to assess the situation. The Head or Deputy will also be sent for. The trained first aider, in conjunction with the senior member of staff available will decide the appropriate course of action. For serious injuries, an ambulance will be called and the child’s parents/carers will also be informed. Notice of head injury will be communicated to the parent/carer of the child.

 

 

Rake needed to tidy sand

 

Stiff brush needed to sweep turf

 

Area needed for shoe storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Grove Road Primary School,
  • Cromwell Road,
  • Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 3QQ
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