Children more than often use pieces of equipment differently than intended and will use every thing available in the play environment in surprising ways.
Playground Safety – It is Important!
More than 200,000 children across the United States are taken to hospital emergency rooms each year due to being injured in playground and play area accidents.
Approximately 17 deaths occur each year and several children are permanently debilitated from playground accidents.
The toll on these children and their families is immeasurable. The costs in terms of liability and litigation are staggering.
Major cause of Death and Seriously Debilitating Injuries is Entanglement of clothing, strings or ropes. Continually inspecting equipment, preventative maintenance and replacing non-compliant equipment can eliminate these injuries.
Contact us to:
- Develop a comprehensive safety program;
- Train your staff;
- Perform comprehensive audit/inspections of your playground areas;
- Perform preventative maintenance and repairs;
- Graffiti removal/vandalism repair
- Recommend/negotiate with playground manufacturer’s
In the 1920’s the Giant Stride was the first apparatus to be recommended for removal from American Playgrounds for safety. 90 years later, a Giant Stride was still found to be in use in a public playground today.
79% of all playground injuries come from falls, 68% of these come from falls to the playgrounds surface. Even today many pieces of play equipment are installed over hard surfacing such as grass, concrete, asphalt, and compacted earth.
Caregivers and children alike take for granted that public playground areas are safe. Yet, the reality is that many hazards go undetected.
Let us Audit your playground today and help you prevent playground injuries