Risk and Safety in Play: The Law and Practice for Adventure Playgrounds

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Appendix 10

Contents of first-aid boxes

Number of users

Item

11-50

51-100

101-150

Guidance card

1

1

1

Individually wrapped sterile adhesive dressings

40

40

40

Sterile eye pads, with attachment

4

6

8

Triangular bandages

4

6

8

Sterile coverings for serious wounds

4

6

8

Safety pins

12

12

12

Medium sized sterile unmedicated dressings

8

10

12

Large sterile unmedicated dressings

4

6

10

Extra large sterile unmedicated dressings

4

6

8

Where sterile water or sterile normal saline in a disposable container needs to be kept near the First Aid Box because tap water is not available, at least the following quantities should be kept:

Sterile water, or saline in disposable 300 ml containers

3

6

6

Soap, water and disposable drying materials should also be available. In the absence of soap and water, other cleaning methods, such as sterile wipes, may be used.

Disposable plastic gloves, aprons and other suitable protective equipment should be provided near the first-aid materials and should be properly stored and checked regularly to ensure that they remain in good condition.

Plastic disposal bags for soiled or used first-aid dressing should be provided.

Blunt-ended, stainless steel scissors (minimum length 12.70 cm) should be kept with the protective clothing and equipment.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Play Statement x
  • Part One 1
  • Introduction 3
  • Further Reading 7
  • Chapter 1 - The Legal Framework 9
  • Chapter 2 - The Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 and the Children Act 1989 13
  • 2.8 Further Reading 27
  • Chapter 3 - Staffing and Training 29
  • Chapter 4 - Adventure Playground Site and Building 41
  • 4.8 Further Reading 59
  • Chapter 5 - Structures and Play Features 61
  • Chapter 6 - Materials and Equipment 101
  • Chapter 7 - Tools and Work Equipment 119
  • Chapter 8 - Health and Hygiene 131
  • Chapter 9 - Accidents and Emergencies 141
  • Chapter 10 - Activities off the Site 153
  • Part Two - Summaries of Legislation and Regulation 167
  • Chapter 11 - Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974, the Regulations 169
  • Chapter 12 - Other Significant Legislation 185
  • Appendix 1 193
  • Appendix 2 194
  • Appendix 3 197
  • Appendix 4 199
  • Appendix 5 201
  • Appendix 6 203
  • Appendix 7 215
  • Appendix 8 223
  • Appendix 9 225
  • Appendix 10 227
  • Appendix 11 228
  • Appendix 12 229
  • Appendix 13 231
  • Appendix 14 233
  • Appendix 15 237
  • Appendix 16 239
  • Appendix 17 240
  • Appendix 18 241
  • Appendix 19 243
  • Index 247
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