safe playground equipment guidelines
Defective equipment, inappropriate surfaces and careless behavior are only a few hazards that cause children to visit the emergency department of the hospital on the playground.
To ensure that your child has the playground environment as safe as possible, follow the following guidelines.
In the United States, a child is injured on the playground every 1/2 minutes.
More than 200,000 children are treated in the emergency room at the playground each year.
More than 75% of the playground injuries occurred on the public playground.
Most playground injuries include falls and injuries to the child\'s head and face more than half the time.
With proper supervision and safer playground equipment and design, most of these injuries can be prevented.
You can make the playground a place for entertainment and safety by checking whether the equipment is potentially dangerous and following some simple safety guidelines.
In addition, it is important to teach your child how to play safely: if they know the rules of the playground, their chances of injury will be reduced.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention of safety guidelines has funded the National Playground Safety Program (NPPS)
To prevent the work of the playground-
By developing detailed guidelines for safe playgrounds, related injuries.
The most important factor in assessing the safety of any playground, according to the NPPS, is the surface, design and spacing, equipment installation and maintenance.
The following types of equipment are not suitable for safe playgrounds: oanimal figure lider swing, which can catch more than one child at a time, and the swing rope can wear, untie or form a noose (
Any rope attached to the rides is in danger of strangling, so don\'t let your child tie it to the device . )
Sports ring (
Used in gymnastics)
And trapeze bar: While people can swap terms such as Monkey Bar, jungle gym and climbing equipment, the actual monkey bar is a special type of climbing device with an internal bar, children can fall above them from a height above 18 inch.
In early 1980, CPSC said the monkey bar was not suitable for amusement parks.