Playgrounds allow children to have fun, interact with each other, and challenge themselves to tackle new heights. Unfortunately, they also can lead to injuries. About 200,000 children go to U.S. emergency rooms each year after getting hurt on a playground, mostly because they fell from equipment to the ground. You can’t prevent every mishap, but you can reduce the risk of accidents at your church, school, or daycare with proper playground design and maintenance.
Use this simple checklist to do a quick inspection of your ministry's playground equipment. If you'd like a more comprehensive resource, download the Public Playground Safety Handbook. This 55-page guide from the Consumer Product Safety Commission offers the current U.S. standards on creating and maintaining a safe public playground.
Here are some best practices for playground design and maintenance:
Anchor play equipment firmly to the playground floor or ground.
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