• News and Resources – Playground Safety


  • Top Checklist for Playground Safety


    • Surfaces around playground equipment should be filled with of loose fill, such as wood chips, mulch, sand or pea gravel.
    • Look for exposed concrete footings, tree roots or rocks that could trip children.
    • Check for sharp edges and dangerous hardware, like open hooks or protruding bolts.
    • Make sure children play on age-appropriate equipment and supervise them while playing.
    • Playgrounds should be maintained regularly. Report any problems.


  • Preparing for the Playground includes:

    • Remove hoods or drawstrings that can get caught on equipment
    • Make sure children are not overexposed to the sun while playing. New playgrounds should provide shaded areas or sun coverings.
    • Use sunscreen on children if playing outside for prolonged periods of time.

NSC Mission


The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Campbell Institute


The Campbell Institute was built upon one belief: that Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) is at the core of business vitality.

Sign up for our newsletter

For Email Marketing you can trust

Text Size

A | A | A

Language | Translate


National Safety Council
Copyright
All rights reserved.