Supervise Children While Using Playground Equipment
Actively supervise children on playgrounds. It won’t be hard – they’ll probably be calling for you to watch them climb, jump and swing.
Check playgrounds where your children play. Look for hazards, such as rusted or broken equipment and dangerous surfaces. Report any hazards to the school or appropriate local office.
Teach children that pushing, shoving or crowding while on the playground can be dangerous.
Dress appropriately for the playground. Remove necklaces, purses, scarves or clothing with drawstrings that can get caught on equipment and pose a strangulation hazard. Even helmets can be dangerous on a playground, so save those for bikes. Shoe’s on at all times
Little kids can play differently than big kids. It is important to have a separate play area for children under 5.
Choose the Right Playground Area Based on Your Child’s Age
Ensure that children use age-appropriate playground equipment. Separate play areas for children under 5 should be available and maintained.
FallZone Safety Surfacing should extend at least 6 feet in all directions around stationary equipment. Depending on the height of the equipment, FallZone Safety Surfacing may need to extend farther than 6 feet.