Every year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of children are hurt in a playground. Even though you would like to think that your children are safe in their own backyard, the truth is that a poorly built and maintained playground contains numerous hazards.
When it comes to the installation of different features of the playground, there are some guidelines that will ensure that they don’t pose a danger.
Swings should be installed at least 24 inches apart and 30 inches from the frame to prevent them from smacking together.
The ground of the area should be covered in soft material, so that falls are not as harmful.
Any broken or damaged equipment should be removed or repaired as soon as possible. Make it a point to regularly check the condition of all the equipment. Rust, rot and other things can turn a previously safe playground into a dangerous place.