Matilda Israa February 16, 2021 home playground
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.
3. Are there potential traps or tripping hazards?
If you are not going to be around while children are playing, make sure that the playground, whether a public one or an activity center at their school, will have an adult around, keeping an eye on things. An adult can watch to make sure the kids aren’t being unsafe in their play. They also are responsible for taking care of the situation if something does occur, and the best adult supervision is someone who has some type of first aid training.
4. Are play structures well spaced?
Younger kids love to play in the dirt, but you may not really want to accumulate all that extra laundry. A built in sand pit makes for a perfect alternative. A good landscaping contractor can help here, creating a permanent pit that just needs a lid placed over it when not in use and the occasional topping up or replacement of the play sand.
Many injuries that happen on a playground or around a playset have to do with the integrity of the surface, as children often fall off of or jump from equipment, fall when running, and most likely roughhouse on the ground.