Safety Code Scout Interest Badge

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Badge requirements[edit]

Safety Code Interest Badge
  1. Prepare a safety notebook. Include:
    1. Newspaper and other stories showing main kinds of accidents.
    2. Similar materials showing 5 causes of accidents.
  2. Show that you have a knowledge of the common causes of electrical accidents. Know the safety precautions to be taken in your home to prevent them happening.
  3. Using safety checklist approved by your examiner make an inspection of your home. Explain the hazards found, why they are hazards and how they can be or have been corrected. Show that you know the dangers of hazardous articles, eg:
    1. oil lamps
    2. pressure stoves
    3. Flannelette, silk, nylon, etc.
    4. Christmas decorations
    5. Plastics;
    6. Aerosols;
    7. Inflammable liquids;
    8. Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)
    9. Focussing of the sun's rays
  4. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the dangers of veld fires and the precautions necessary to prevent them when you are camping or hiking.
  5. By applying in a practical manner, show a knowledge of the principles of safety first:
    1. As a pedestrian
    2. As a traveller by road, rail or on water
    3. As an operator of potentially dangerous tools and machines such as those used in the home and school workshops (lawnmowers, power tools, etc).
  6. At 3 appropriate locations spend 3 hours observing and listing safe and unsafe practices at or near intersections by:
    1. Motor vehicle drivers;
    2. Pedestrians;
    3. Bicycle riders;
    4. Passengers (car, bus, train or aircraft)
    5. Show this list to your examiner and describe, in the case of the unsafe practices, what the correct conduct should have been.
  7. Make a plan for an accident/hazard prevention programme for the following outdoor situations:
    1. camping and hiking
    2. storm and wind
    3. water activities
    4. Each plan should include an analysis of the possible hazards, any action proposed to minimise or correct the hazards and the reasons for the correction you propose.

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