building a safe home playground
As long as these shouts do not become screams of pain or accident.
The backyard should be a great place to play and exercise outdoors, not a dangerous area.
Young children need to exercise, develop exercise skills and the benefits of breathing fresh air, not to mention places to exercise their unlimited energy.
Unfortunately, according to data from the consumer goods safety board, families of about 200,000 children face injuries related to unsafe playground areas and equipment each year.
An estimated 51,000 people use home playground equipment and the rest are in public playgrounds.
Most of the injuries were caused by falls.
Unfortunately, about 15 children die each year by hanging.
Fortunately, these tragedies can be prevented.
Proper playground construction and maintenance, combined with meticulous adult supervision, can greatly reduce the risk of child injury.
Practice playground safety at home, school and park
Lessons have been written to help alert you to signs of danger in the game area.
You can control your home by taking precautions in your own game area.
For the same danger, you can revisit other playgrounds.
These measures include the lack of proper paving to cushion falls, the lack of guardrails to prevent falls, the danger of head sticking, and other injuries --Causing harm.
Since almost 60% of the damage is caused by falling to the ground, protective surface treatment under and around all playground equipment is essential to reduce the risk of serious head injuries.
Because the head impact damage caused by the fall can be life-threatening, the more shocks that absorb the surface, the less likely the injury will be.
Of course, no matter what playground surface material is used, it is impossible to prevent all the damage caused by falling.
Avoid using concrete or asphalt.
Falling on asphalt and concrete can lead to serious head injuries and deaths.
Do not place playground equipment on these surfaces.
Avoid grass and dirt.
Grass and turf also lose the ability to absorb shocks through wear and environmental conditions.
Avoid earth surfaces such as soil and hard accumulated dirt.
Protective surface treatment is always used.
What should you use? Loose-
Fill the surface material.
It includes double silk bark covering, broken tires, wood chips, fine sand or fine gravel.
The greater the depth, the greater the vibration-absorption. Loose-
Filling materials should not be installed on hard surfaces such as asphalt or concrete.
Synthetic surface made.
These include rubber or rubber on foam pads or tilesin-
Place polyurethane and rubber compositions.
The initial cost is high but less maintenance is required.
Be sure to ask the manufacturer about the test data of shock absorption.
Some materials need to be installed on a hard surface, while others do not.
How much should you use? If using loose-
Fill the material at home and keep the depth of the material unchanged at least 6 inch.
Recommendation 9 or 12 inch.
According to CPSC data, the buffer benefits of fine sand and gravel increased by 12 inch.
What is the buffer?
Create a buffer under and around all devices where children may fall, covering the protective surface material.
The protective surface material shall extend from the perimeter of the device to at least 6 feet in all directions.
In order to prevent further damage from falling, there must be no other equipment and obstacles that could attack children in this area. Dig a PitLoose-Fill (
Sand, fine gravel, covering, wood chips, etc. )
A containment method such as a water shield or a pit is required for the material.
It also requires good drainage under the material, regular update or replacement, and continuous maintenance (e. g.
, Leveling, grading, screening, raking)
Keep the depth and eliminate foreign substances. Replace Loose-
Filling in periodic wet weather, freezing temperature, normal use over time and contamination breaks down, crush and compress the material.
Be sure to update or replace it before it gets hard.
While the details on sand and gravel are cheap, sand is the least desirable option.
Sand can easily spread outside your containment zone.
When wet, it will also harden quickly, creating wear on the floor surface when tracking indoors, and attracting animals as bins.
Gravel is more difficult to walk, and can cause tripping hazards if dispersed.
The swing safety area should be firmly anchored.
The swing should also have a buffer that protects the surface from extending at least 6 feet from the outer edge of each side supporting structure.
The use area before and after the swing should be larger and extend the minimum distance from the ground to the swing hanger on the support structure, twice the swing height.
Rules on swing space in order to prevent damage caused by moving Swing, Swing should not be too close or too close to the support structure.
The swing spacing should be at least 8 inch between the suspension swing and 8 inch from the support frame.
The minimum gap between the ground and the lower side of the rocking seat should be 8 inch.
This is how to create the best buffer between your child and potential damage.
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Consider a contractor if you are not convenient.
A poorly installed playground can be an extra hazard.
The playground should be checked regularly.
Check the protective surface, especially loose
Fill and keep the appropriate depth.
The following should be removed, corrected or repaired immediately to prevent injury: the exposed equipment base.
Scattered pieces, rubbish, rocks, or roots.
Rust and notch paint on metal parts.
Pieces, big cracks and rotten wood parts.
Deterioration and corrosion of structural components connected to the ground.
Equipment parts such as handrails, guardrails, swing seats are lost or damaged. 1.
Platforms over 30 \"should have guardrails to prevent falls. 2.
Avoid unsafe openings
Generally speaking, the opening of the four-sided closure should be less than 3 1/2 \"or greater than 9 \".
Openings between 3\'1/2 \"and 9\" are in danger of head trapping and strangling. 3.
Remove pinch or crush-
There should be no exposed moving parts that may be in danger of extrusion or crushing. 4.
Don\'t wear a bicycle helmet on the playground
The bike helmet may be stuck in the opening of the playground equipment, resulting in hanging or hanging. 5.
Avoid wearing loose or tight clothes for children on the playground.
Clothes rope, loose clothes and string items placed on the neck can be caught on the playground equipment and strangled children.
Remember to supervise and teach children to play safely.
Teach your child not to walk or play close to the moving swing, or to tie the rope to the playground equipment.
When you work from scratch, it\'s not hard to keep your playground safe.
Install protective surfaces on the ground, use safety equipment, and maintain your play area.
With this game plan, the phone is \"safe at home!
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