Cherell Maëline February 1, 2021 home playground
Second, always make allowance for more space. Therefore, the floor should extend to over six feet beyond the play area. If the fort is above 4ft, it would be a good idea to not leave the guard rails open. Keep them close together to disallow the kids from getting their head stuck in between them. For kids that are of school age, make sure that the railings are above thirty eight inches (38in) and finally make sure that you have enough space that can grow as your child grows.
Other possible safety hazards are introduced by bolts or other protrusions that may catch a child’s clothes or skin.
4. Basketball Hoops
Take a look at the surface of your play area as well. Most are filled with some type of loose material, such as sawdust, wood chips, or gravel. The thing with loose materials is that the more packed they get, the less padding they offer to a falling child. Make sure that the running around or the weather has not begun to pack it down, and every once in a while you may want to dig it up and turn it over a little bit to loosen it up.
Rubber mulch or rubber pellets are much better in terms of cushioning and protection, however these have the same problems as sand or wood mulch – they too can get tracked away from the equipment or hazard area.
As for tripping hazards, these would be those tree stumps, rocks, or other kids’ toys lying on the ground. We should also check for wet areas that can make the kids trip and fall.