Tiffanie Flora January 14, 2021 home playground
We should put guardrails in elevated playgrounds to prevent falls. The guardrails and ladder rungs in playground equipment must be less than 3.5 inches or more than 9 inches so children will not get trapped in them.
Therefore spending lots of money on buying very expensive playground equipments is not a guarantee of the child’s safety when he or she is using it. In fact statistics show that over two hundred thousand accidents resulting from injuries and wounds sustained in the playgrounds are treated annually. This rounds up to over five hundred occurring on a daily basis. Injuries that can be sustained from using the playground equipments include joint dislocations, bone fractures, concussions occurring as a result of the head hitting the ground and a host of others.
Nowadays over 80% of public playgrounds have some sort of protective surface around the equipment. Backyard playground are much different – only about 9% of home backyard playgrounds have any sort of protective surfaces, and most have only grass or dirt.
The equipment has to be both proposed and planted very vigilantly. There has to be a proper division of the play area for all age groups like toddlers, pre school students, small children and adolescents. When the plan is to make a large commercial playground one should know that for example the toddler equipment cannot be placed near to the skate board parks.
Wood chips, mulch, sand, pea gravel, or mats made of safety-tested rubber are the recommended materials for surfacing. Concrete, asphalt, and blacktop are unsafe. Grass, soil, and packed-earth surfaces might be soft enough to caution a child’s fall, but they do not make good long-term protective surfacing because they get eroded over time.