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Case 111 - Bubble machine banned from child's birthday party due to H&S


The enquirer was informed that they could not have a bubble machine at their child's 6th birthday party due to Health & Safety reasons.

Panel decision

There are no health and safety regulations which would prevent the use of a bubble machine at a children's party. The so called risks which have been cited (slipping on damp floor, bubbles in eyes, etc) have been grossly exaggerated. This is a sad case of a council's hiding its own corporate policy behind the health and safety excuse and preventing young children having great fun at their party.

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