Planning Tool // Playground Maintenance

Providing Safer Environments for Fun, Active Play

Give Your Play Area a Checkup!

Maintaining your play system and providing proper supervision of the play environment is important as it may contribute to safer play for children, reduce the risk of injury and prolong the life of your playground equipment.

As part of our Safety Resource Series, GameTime has published the Playground Maintenance Guide and Playground Supervision Guide. Authored by playground safety consultants Teri and Daniel Hendy of Site Masters Inc., these comprehensive guidebooks will help you properly identify and correct potential hazards on the playground, and provide tips for supervising the play environment effectively.

 

National Recreation and Parks Association It has been estimated that at least 33% of playground accidents could be avoided with a planned maintenance program.
Teresa B. Hendy, CPSI Well-maintained playground equipment can help children to develop cognitively, physically, communicatively, socially, and emotionally in a safer environment.

Providing Safer Environments for Fun, Active Play

This guide will help you define a maintenance plan to use as a vital component in protecting your investment, managing risk, improving children’s play experiences, and controlling cost. The guide includes sample inspection forms to help identify procedures and to develop inspection protocols and procedures for your playground maintenance program.

Schedule Maintenance Training in Your Area

GameTime hosts maintenance training courses across the country. These half-day workshops cover a wide range of safety and maintenance topics, and attendees are eligible for CEU credits. Contact us to request more information or to schedule a workshop.