Playground Safety Checklist

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  • Playground equipment has at least 12 inches of wood chips, mulch, sand, or pea gravel, or are mats made of safety-tested rubber or rubber-like materials.

  • Protective surfacing extends at least 6 feet in all directions from play equipment. For swings, be sure surfacing extends, in back and front, twice the height of the suspending bar.

  • Play structures are more than 30 inches high are spaced at least 9 feet apart.

  • No dangerous hardware, like open "S" hooks or protruding bolt ends.

  • Spaces that could trap children, such as openings in guardrails or between ladder rungs, measure less than 3.5 inches or more than 9 inches.

  • No sharp points or edges in equipment

  • No tripping hazards, like exposed concrete footings, tree stumps, and rocks.

  • Elevated surfaces, like platforms and ramps, have guardrails to prevent falls.

  • Check playgrounds regularly to see that equipment and surfacing are in good condition.

  • Carefully supervise children on playgrounds to make sure they\'re safe.

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