Kids will always find new and inventive ways to play on playground equipment. While this exercise is great for the imagination, it may not be the best for their safety. Bumps, bruises and scraped shins will happen but it’s important to take steps to eliminate the risk of more serious injuries.
Many playground injuries can be prevented, but it takes effort by everyone involved—from the designer to the owner to the user of the play equipment. Through industry-leading design engineering and quality materials, together with Landscape Structures we emphasize safety and durability while creating innovative and fun environments.
With our age-appropriate products, safety surfacing, and shade systems we can help you create your ideal playground that meets playground safety guidelines to keep kids safe.
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The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. A key mission of the Board is developing and maintaining accessibility guidelines and standards under several different laws, including the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines, directly governs play and recreation areas.
The National Program for Playground Safety was established by the University of Northern Iowa with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention. This group has become the premier non-profit organization dealing with playground safety in the U.S. and provides various educational publications and video.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is committed to protecting consumers and families from the risk of serious injury or death from consumer products. Many publications are available on their website, including a Playground Safety Checklist.
The International Playground Manufacturers Association is an organization that promotes quality and safety for all playground manufacturers. The seal provided by the IPEMA certifies that a playground manufacturer conforms to safety standards.
The American Society for Testing and Materials is a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. The “Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for “Public Use” is available on the ASTM website. The purpose of this standard is to reduce life-threatening and debilitating injuries.