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Playground Risk Control Checklist

Sliding backwards and swinging too high are common problems for parents to handle, but when it comes to playground safety, there’s a few things that should be considered by maintenance before letting anyone monkey around. To reduce risk and keep the little rascals safe on the teeter totter, review this checklist for some general considerations when inspecting playgrounds.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that there are more than 200,000 injuries annually on public playgrounds across the country requiring emergency room treatment. An estimated 148,000 of these injuries involve public playground equipment and an estimated 51,000 involve home playground equipment. Most injuries are the result of falls.

This checklist highlights areas to consider when inspecting playgrounds for liability concerns. Document any “No” responses at the end of the checklist.

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