ERIC Number: ED205497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
A Handbook for Public Playground Safety. Volume II: Technical Guidelines for Equipment and Surfacing.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC.
This handbook suggests safety guidelines for public playground equipment and describes various surfaces used under the equipment and possible injuries resulting from falls. The handbook is intended for use mainly by manufacturers, installers, school and park officials, and others interested in technical criteria for public playground equipment. Information and suggestions on what to look for and what to avoid are covered: (1) assembly, installation, and maintenance of equipment; (2) materials from which equipment is constructed; (3) strength of individual components and structures; (4) sharp points, corners, edges, and other safety hazards; (5) base configuration of rotating equipment; (6) moving impact of swings; (7) entrapment; (8) falls from equipment; and (9) safety guidelines for surfaces under playground equipment. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see SP 018 678.