Did you know a child in the US gets injured in a playground-related incident every 150 seconds? That’s why playground equipment safety is so important. Check out this helpful infographic from Carolina Recreation & Design to learn more!
Here’s a sampling of what’s inside
One thing you can do to make your playground safer is to install some helpful safety equipment, like:
Falling from playground equipment is the most frequent kind of injury which occurs on playgrounds. To prevent or minimize injuries, each outdoor play structure or play equipment features should include safety surfacing. Engineered wood fiber surfacing should typically average 12 inches in depth. Other safety surfacing options include rubber or synthetic turf with an engineered foam pad for attenuation.
The absence of barriers on elevated play platforms, bridges, and ramps can easily lead to an accidental fall. Barriers and slide-sit rails are an integral safety feature for any elevated play structure.
Another key to providing for better playground safety is to make sure that parents, teachers, and adult caregivers provide the right supervision. Here are a few supervision tips you’ll find in the infographic:
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Carolina Recreation & Design is a full-service general contracting company offering turnkey installation of recreational products for parks, schools, churches, clubs, daycares and amusement parks. We offer premium-quality commercial products that are safe, fun, and built to last.