Can Teachers remove splinters?

As leading training providers, we are often asked a number of first aid related questions. One is can a teacher remove a splinter? The Health and Safety Executive have a Case 299 – Can teachers remove a child’s splinter?
Enquirer asked if teachers can remove a child’s splinter?

Panel decision
Given that most schools will have competent, qualified first aiders, there is no reason at all why they should not remove splinters, if they are partly exposed and easily removed with tweezers. If splinters are deeply embedded then parents should be consulted and professional medical help sought. panel who review incidents and comments and adjudicate:


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