Prevention by supervision is probably the easiest way to prevent injury. Approximately 40% of playground injuries are a result of lack of supervision. However, no amount of supervision will prevent injuries if the equipment is not safe!
How can you be sure that your public playgrounds are safe to use? You can always contact your manufacturer to schedule a yearly playground inspection. While you wait between inspections, you can keep an eye on your equipment yourself!
You might be thinking, "how will I know what to inspect?" We have a detailed checklist posted on our website that will help you inspect your playground! Feel free to print it off to always have it handy. You can reach the checklist by clicking here.
Safe and happy playing!