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Case 211 - Spectacle wearers not allowed on bouncy castle

Issue

A child was told he was not allowed on a bouncy castle as his glasses were a health and safety problem.

Panel decision

HSE guidance advises operators to ensure that users remove glasses where they can before playing on a bouncy castle so the attendant was right to ask for the child to take his glasses off. There is a risk of the child himself or others playing on the bouncy castle being injured if the glasses fall off and are broken. However, when it was explained that the child needed his glasses and "could not see without them", it is a pity that the attendant did not adopt a more accommodating attitude to find a solution that could have allowed the child his turn on the bouncy castle.

2015-01-30