Outdoor Children Slide Playground With Swing
Safe Equipment Guidelines
Playground Swings, slides, and climbing equipment have different safety concerns.
Swings are the most common source of childhood injuries from moving equipment on a playground. But a few simple precautions can help keep kids safely swinging:
● Swings should be made of soft material such as rubber or plastic, not wood or metal.
● Kids should always sit in the swing, not stand or kneel. They should hold on tightly with both hands while swinging, and when finished swinging, stop the swing completely before getting off.
● Children should stay a safe distance from other kids on swings, being careful not to run or walk in front of or in back of moving swings.
● Kids should never ride with more than one child to a swing. Swings are designed to safely hold only one person.
Using a seesaw requires cooperation between kids. They’re generally not recommended for preschoolers unless the seesaw has a spring-centering device to prevent sudden contact with the ground. Regardless of design, both seesaws and merry-go-rounds should be approached with caution.
Playground Slides are safe if kids are careful when using them. Guidelines to keep in mind:
Children should take one step at a time and hold onto the handrail when climbing the ladder to the top of the slide. They should not climb up the sliding board itself to get to the top.
Always slide down feet first and sitting up, never head first or on their back or stomach.
Only one child should be on the slide platform at a time, and kids shouldn’t slide down in groups.
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Climbing Equipment Safety
Climbing playground equipment can be used safely if kids are taught to use both hands and to stay well behind the person in front of them and beware of swinging feet. When they drop from the bars, kids should be able to jump down without hitting the equipment on the way down. Remind kids to have their knees bent and land on both feet.