Myths

Many of you would have heard rumours including ‘children must wear safety goggles when playing conkers’!  These are from the HSe Myth of the Month.

You can download a free Myth poster from each of the undernoted links.  Some which are applicable to play settings are:

 

Kids must wear goggles to play conkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can’t throw out sweets at pantos

 

 

 

 

 

Health and safety bans school experiments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health and safety bans traditional school ties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice cream toppings banned for safety reasons

 

 

 

 

 

Health and safety rules take the adventure out of playgrounds

 

 

 

 

 

Pancake races are banned

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children are banned from throwing snowballs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children need to be wrapped in cotton wool to keep them safe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adults can’t put plasters on children’s cuts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toy ‘weapons’ in a play had to be locked-up and registered with the police

 

 

 

 

Every possible risk needs a safety sign

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children were banned from riding at a donkey derby

 

 

 

 

 

Egg boxes are banned in craft lessons as they might cause salmonella

 

 

 

 

 

Pin the Tail on the Donkey has been banned

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health and safety brings candy floss to a sticky end 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health and Safety bans bunting 

 

 

 

 

 

Health and Safety bans bonfires

 

 

 

 

 

 

All park benches must be replaced as they are 3″ too low

 

 

 

 

 

If a pupil gets hurt then the teacher can be sued

 

 

 

 

 

Risk assessment is complicated for me to do!