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Playground Inspection

Certified Playground Safety Inspectors

Importance of Safe Playgrounds
Between 2001 - 2008, an annual average of 218,850 preschool and elementary children received emergency department care for injuries that occurred on playground equipment.*

Playground safety programs are important for the protection children from hazards and to ensure compliance with State and Federal laws. A balanced playground management program monitors these important aspects:

• Conform to CPSC and ASTM Guidelines
• Regular Inspections and Maintenance
• Safety Audits
• Playground Safety Program
• Replacement Program
• Proper Supervision

* Source: Injuries and Investigated Deaths Associated with Playground Equipment, 2001-08; CPSC October 29, 2009

Playground Assessment Qualifications
ALPHA has a team of National Playground Safety Institute Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI) with an extensive resume of performing playground inspections for K-12 schools worldwide (over 300 playgrounds). Our team develops customized reports that summarize detailed evaluations of playground equipment in accordance with playground safety standards such as ASTM F 1487-11 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use and CPSC Handbook on Playground Safety (November 2010).

Resources

SchoolDude University - Safer Playgrounds (2013)
Download presentation (PDF) here.

Public Playground Safety Handbook (Pub 325. Nov 2010)
Download handbook (PDF) here.

DOJ 2010 ADA Standard for Accessible Design
Department of Justice Standard.

Injuries & Investigated Deaths Associated with Playground Equipment, 2001-08
Download CPSC 2009 report (PDF) here.

 

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