Choking Hazard

Grapes, Minors, Choking and First Aid.

It’s a well known fact that whole grapes are a dangerous choking hazard for babies, toddlers and young children!

The size and shape of grapes means that they can completely plug a child’s airway. The tight seal produced by the grape’s smooth surface makes them difficult to dislodge with standard first aid techniques.

Young children are particularly vulnerable to choking on a grape because:
• They don’t have a full set of teeth and are still learning to chew properly.
• Their swallow reflex is still developing.
• Their airway is very small.

Precaution: Slice in half lengthways and ideally into quarters. NEVER in half widthways!

This handy image shows just how to slice them so that they are safe to eat – slice in half lengthways and ideally into quarters. NEVER in half widthways!

It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

For training, please dial 0345 5656307

About FJaved

I am Occupational Health and Safety Professional having experience in Oil & Gas, Construction and Power Plant Projects. I am here to share my experiences with you and also looking forward to learn from you as well.
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