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Safety Tips for Home Playground Equipment

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Safety Tips for Home Playground Equipment

  • Carefully supervise young children using playground equipment. Keep children from shoving, pushing, or fighting.

  • The surface under playground equipment should be energy absorbent. Use safety-tested mats or loose-fill materials (shredded rubber, sand, wood chips, or bark) maintained to a depth of at least 9 inches.

  • Install the protective surface at least 6 feet (more for swings and slides) in all directions from the equipment.

  • Swing seats should be made of something soft, not wood or metal.

  • Children should not twist swings, swing empty seats, or walk in front of moving swings.

  • Put home playground equipment together correctly. It should sit on a level surface and be anchored firmly to the ground.

  • Cap all screws and bolts. Check periodically for loose nuts and bolts and broken, rusty, or sharp parts.

  • Install playground equipment at least 6 feet from fences or walls.

  • Check for hot metal surfaces on equipment, such as those on slides, which could cause burns.

  • Never attach ropes, jump ropes, clotheslines, or pet leashes to playground equipment because children can strangle on them.

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