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1

Selecting a site for a playground-important factors

Travel patterns to and from
Nearby accessible hazards
Sun exposure
Slope and drainage

2

Playground layout of equipment-key factors

-Accessibility-F1951- equipment selection,location, type of protective surfacing
-Age Separation- buffer zone, 6-23 months, 2-5, 5-12.
-Conflicting activities- crowding/congestion, location of activity based on equipment, use zones.
-Sight lines- visual barriers, location of supervisor
-Signage/labeling- guide for supervisors, age appropriateness
-supervision -type of supervision, and what they look for.

3

Selecting Equipment- important& not recommended

-Age range of users
-Not recommended- trampolines, swinging gates, giant strides, climbing ropes not secured on both ends, heavy metal swings, multiple occupancy swings, rope swings, swinging dual exercise rings and trapeze bars.

4

Surfacing - ASTM # and Manufacturers provide?

F1292, Manufacturers provide critical height rating which is an approximation of the fall height below which a life-threatening head injury would NOT be expected.

5

Equipment not covered by protective surfacing

Equipment that children use when their feet remain in contact to ground surface. ex. sand boxes, activity walls at ground level, play houses.

6

Two types of surfacing

-Unitary surfacing materials - generally rubber mats and tiles or combination of material poured in place.
-loose fill surfacing - shredded/recycled rubber, Engineered Wood Fiber, sand, pea gravel, wood mulch (non-cca), wood chips.

7

Durability & finish

-use manufactured equipment with tested durable materials
-use finishes, treatments, and preservatives that do not present a health hazard

8

Hardware

-should not loosen or be removable without tools
-smooth - not cause laceration, penetration, or present clothing entanglement
-locking means should be provided for all nuts and bolts
-corrosion resistant
-bearings/bushings should be easy to lubricate
-all hooks should be closed and no gap greater than .04 inches (thickness of a dime).

9

metal

avoid using bare metal surfaces

10

paints and finishes

- limit preservatives
-prevent rusting or peeling
-prevent corrosion or deterioration
-check for lead paint

11

Wood

-cedar or redwood
-do not use creosete-treated wood
-do not use pressure treated CCA wood.
-no pesticide finishes

12

Assembly/installation

-follow all instruction
-after assembly or first use it should be inspected
-manufacturer's instructions and other material collected and kept in a permanent file
-secure anchoring is key to stable install.