ERIC Number: ED402111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Playground Inspection & Maintenance.
People today demand a safer work environment and a safer play environment for children. Accidents such as broken arms are no longer accepted as an inevitable part of growing up. This paper presents recommendations for the maintenance of safe playground areas and equipment, covering three main areas: (1) inspections, which should follow a specified schedule based on manufacturers' instructions and local risk factors, and that should be developed in conjunction with a playground inventory or register; (2) maintenance, which involves routine work based on manufacturers' instructions and local risk factors; and (3) corrective maintenance, which involves the creation of procedures for corrective action toward hazards identified during inspection. The paper also discusses planning for maintenance, why maintenance is necessary and what it is, special attention and urgent repairs for certain equipment, isolating equipment from further use, legal responsibilities, and characteristics of old versus new playgrounds. (EV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Playgrounds and Recreation Association of Victoria, Inc., Brunswick (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia