Home Playground Safety Checklist

To make sure your home playground is a safe place to play:

Install and maintain a shock absorbing surface around the play equipment. Use at least 9 inches of wood chips, mulch, or shredded rubber for play equipment up to 7 feet high.

Install protective surfacing at least 6 feet in all directions from play equipment.

Never attach or allow children to attach ropes, jump ropes, clotheslines, or pet leashes to play equipment; children can strangle on these.

Check hardware for open “S” hooks or protruding bolt ends, which can be hazardous.

Check for spaces that could trap children, such as openings in guardrails or between ladder rungs; these spaces should measure less than 3.5 inches or more than 9 inches.

Make sure platforms and ramps have guardrails to prevent falls.

Check for sharp points or edges in equipment.

Remove tripping hazards, like exposed concrete footings, tree stumps, and rocks.

Regularly check play equipment and surfacing to make sure both are in good condition.

Carefully supervise children on play equipment to make sure they are safe.

Feel free to give me, your trusted local real estate professional, a call at (905)940-3599 or email me at info@samjia.com for more information.
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