Section 810.90 First Aid and Safety


a) First Aid Equipment. All youth camps shall have an area designated for emergency care equipped with at least one first aid kit which contains a minimum of the following:


1) 2 units 3" bandage compress


2) 2 units triangular bandages


3) 1 units scissors


4) 1 unit tweezers


5) 2 units eye dressing packet


6) 1 unit 1" adhesive tape


7) 1 box adhesive bandages of various sizes


8) 1 unit antiseptic


b) Emergency Communication. The location of the nearest available emergency telephone and the nearest hospital shall be clearly posted at all Youth Camps. The telephone numbers of the nearest hospital, ambulance, local police, state police, and fire department, or a single easily identified emergency telephone number established by the telephone company, shall be clearly posted and readily identifiable as an emergency number at the designated telephone. A telephone shall be located in or conveniently near all youth camps except primitive camps.


c) Transportation. Transportation for emergency use shall be available at all youth camps except primitive camps at all times that the camp is in operation.


d) First Aid Personnel. A minimum of one person with a current American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate or equivalent, shall be on the premises at all times when a youth camp is in operation.


e) Traffic Safety. At all youth camps, tents and buildings shall be set back from roadways at least five feet to permit safe visibility by both campers and drivers.


f) Open Fires. All open fires in youth camps shall be at least 10 feet from buildings, vehicles or tents.


g) Maintenance of Structures and Equipment. Deteriorated structures and equipment in youth camps shall be either repaired or removed. In evaluating the structure, the Department shall consider the ability to support the loads for the purpose in which it is intended as determined by an on-site inspection and engineering evaluation. The Department shall also evaluate the structure or equipment to ensure that conditions which may cause injury are eliminated. Based on the above, the licensee shall either repair or remove the deteriorated structure. Such conditions as rusted playground equipment, leaking roofs, split or rotten support members, and protruding nails shall be required to be corrected.


h) Activity Areas. Unsupervised youth camp activity areas shall not be located adjacent to highways, railroad tracks, abandoned wells, or cliffs if these features are readily accessible to children.


i) Unstable Refuse Bins. Metal refuse bins having an internal volume one cubic yard or greater which will tip over when subjected to a vertical downward force of 191 pounds or a horizontal force of 70 pounds applied at a point or in a direction most likely to cause tipping shall be either removed from youth camps or modified in such a way that they will not tip when subjected to these forces.


(Source: Amended at 10 Ill. Reg. 11130, effective July 1, 1986)