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What is the most dangerous equipment in an indoor playground?

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The indoor playground should be a pleasant place where children and parents don't have to worry about safety issues or play equipment. However, children using defective playground equipment are at considerable risk. Their security can be maximized through some simple and common-sense strategies. So what’s the dangerous equipment and what need to be done, let's find out.

The following knowledge points are listed below:

Facts and figures about equipment injuries in an indoor playground

Maintenance and inspection of equipment in an indoor playground

1.  Facts and figures about equipment injuries in an indoor playground

According to the Centers for Disease Control:

(1) The indoor playground equipment can cause serious injuries

(2) In the United States, more than 200,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each year because of indoor playground injuries.

(3) About 75% of all indoor playground related non-fatal injuries occur on public playgrounds, mainly in schools and day care centers.

(4) Playground-related injuries cost an estimated $ 1.2 billion in 1995.

(5) Girls are more vulnerable to playground-related injuries than boys (55% and 45%, respectively).

(6) The most dangerous age group for indoor playground  injuries is children between the ages of 5 and 9.

(7) Swings are the most vulnerable on indoor playground , and climbing equipment is the most dangerous equipment on public playgrounds.

(8) indoor playgrounds in low-income areas in New York City have more maintenance-related dangers than playgrounds in high-income areas. For example, trash, rusty gaming equipment, and damaged falling surfaces are more common in poor areas than in rich areas.

2. Maintenance and inspection of equipment in an indoor playground

he following equipment inspection and maintenance recommendations will reduce the occurrence of playground-related injuries.

Ground surface

Hard surfaces like asphalt, concrete and asphalt roads will never be truly safe. The stuffed soil and grass may also be unsafe, as abrasion and weather reduce their ability to soften children's falls. More acceptable surface materials include sawdust, mulch, crushed rubber, pea gravel, sand, and safety tested rubber mats. Among these options, rubber pads and wood chips are the best choices for wheelchairs. Even the best ground materials are unsafe at more than 12 feet.

The buffer floor must extend at least 6 feet beyond the perimeter of all equipment in the indoor playground. Certain indoor playground structures, such as swings and slides, may require greater protection.

The surface of the object should be free of debris, such as toys, tree roots, rocks, etc., to prevent children from tripping or falling. Water can also cause dangerous slippage.

The indoor playground should be kept to remove dangerous debris, such as broken glass, sharp sticks and twisted metal, which could harm children if he falls on it.


For indoor playground equipment larger than 30 inches, a minimum spacing of 9 feet is required.

Equipment with moving parts, such as seesaws, carousels, and swings, should be placed in separate areas of the playground. Such a device should also check for possible pinches in the hands or fingers of the child.

The distance between the swings is at least 24 inches, and the distance from the support frame is at least 30 inches.

Children's swings should have full bucket seats and their own compartments.

Be careful where you can pinch your limbs. Ladder rungs, for example, should be less than 3 inches or greater than 9 inches.

Equipment designed for young children should be clearly separated from equipment designed for older children. Older children may be injured when they try to adapt the device for younger children, just like young children lack the necessary body proportions to protect, and use the device for larger, older children.

For all devices

No damaged parts should be observed. Inspect wooden equipment in the indoor playground for cracks or cracks, and inspect metal equipment for rust. The material should be durable, resistant to weathering and abuse. If a component comes loose, is damaged, or needs service, the equipment should be designated as a restricted area and the problem should be reported to the person responsible for servicing the equipment.

The fence separating the indoor playground from the nearby traffic should be in good condition without accidental openings.

There should be no sharp, unfinished or other awkwardly protruding objects, such as bolts or s-hooks, that can cut a child or grab or become tangled with their clothes.

The surface material should be free of animal droppings. Use a lid at night to prevent birds, cats, and other animals from using your child's sandbox as a small sandbox.

Protective barriers, such as guardrails or walls, should be installed on elevated surfaces, including ramps and platforms.

All in all, indoor playgrounds should be a pleasant and safe haven for children and parents, but if equipment is poorly designed or poorly maintained, if basic safety measures are overlooked, they can become dangerous places, We also haveTrampoline ParkClimbing, want to know more just follow us.


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