Playgrounds, whether they’re in a school or a public park, are a great way for children to release their excess energy and enjoy the fresh air. They’re a space for communities to gather, both children and adults; more importantly they’re critical to a child’s development, both physically and mentally. Not only can they aid with coordination, balance and strength, but they can also help with socialisation and problem solving skills too.
Children can take part in all sorts of fun things while they’re in a playground but it’s important to ensure that playgrounds are a safe space too. In this article, we’re looking at how to ensure your playground is as fun as it is safe.
Make Sure Your Equipment Meets Health & Safety Standards
Professionally made playground equipment will be made to meet current Health and Safety Regulations. This ensures all equipment is secure and free of any obvious dangers. With our designs and installation, our team also ensure safety under foot such as shock absorbing materials, as opposed to concrete or gravel. If however you’ve had your playground installed for quite some time, it’s worth taking a look around at the equipment to ensure no rust or damage has occurred. It’s also worth checking that railings and climbing structures are in good working order and remain securely attached.
Choose Equipment That’s Age Appropriate
Playgrounds are enjoyed by children of all ages however it’s vital you ensure the playground equipment is suitable for the children who’ll be using it. Certain adventure towers and climbing frames may be too challenging for children within an Early Years Foundation Stage setting and could prove to be dangerous.
Ensure Children Are Dressed Appropriately
When spending time in a playground, it’s essential that children are appropriately dressed. This concerns their footwear especially as it ensures children are well footed for the activities ahead. You should also be vigilant that children aren’t wearing jewellery or any type of clothing that could become caught or tangled, causing harm to themselves or others.
Contact The Experts
Here at Sovereign Play, we construct sturdy playground equipment that’s made to the current health and safety standards. All of our equipment is built with play in mind, for specific age groups and is built to last.
If you’d like to find out more about our incredibly durable and more importantly, safe playground equipment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 01702 804200. All of our equipment is made to the very highest safety standards, ensuring they’re safe for all who use them, whether they’re placed indoors or outdoors. If you’d like help and advice picking the right equipment for your setting, our team will be more than happy to advise.