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April Tips of the Month: Playground Safety Tips

  1. Have proper surface material around playground equipment. Avoid asphalt, concrete, grass and soil. Acceptable surfaces include shredded rubber, mulch or fine sand.

  2. Surfacing should be 12 inches deep and extended a minimum of 6 feet in all directions around stationary equipment.

  3. Surfacing may need to be further than 6 feet depending on the height of equipment.

  4. Always supervise children when using playground equipment.

  5. Remove hoods and drawstrings from child's clothing.

  6. Ensure that children play on age appropriate equipment.

  7. Check equipment frequently for sharp points, corners, edges that can develop as a result of wear and tear on the equipment.

 

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