Park and School Playground Safety Checklist
To keep your playgrounds safe, it’s critical for your school or park to conduct regular maintenance inspections. The playground assessment checklist provides a comprehensive list of what your evaluation needs to cover.
We recommend conducting a thorough playground assessment during the spring so you have time to order parts and make repairs during the summer before the school year begins. Bring the checklist to your next playground assessment and follow the list for a thorough evaluation.
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How to Make a Playground Safe for Schools and Parks
The playground assessment checklist covers the four essential areas to make a commercial playground safe. These include surfacing, events, decking, and hardware and parts.
Your playground surfacing provides a safe and inclusive place for children to play while reducing ongoing maintenance. Surfacing maintenance includes evaluating mats, pathways, and more.
The main playground system and freestanding events are highly trafficked areas making it important to examine for broken parts or signs of wear and tear.
Decking is the different platforms across your playground and must provide a reliable place for playing and accessibility. Examples of decking include walkways, transitions, or bridges.
Hardware & Parts
Playground hardware, such as attachment parts or chains, requires regular tightening and replacement to maintain secure events, decking, and other playground equipment.
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