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Evaluating Playground Safety: Part II

There are any number of elements you will want to pay attention to when you determine whether or not a potential playground is safe enough for your child’s use.

To make sure that your child’s play time is enjoyable and unaffected by unnecessary accidents or injury, you will want to evaluate a playground based on all of the following elements.

Placement of Playground Structures

It is important to take note of the way that the playground structures are placed in relation to one another. This is very important when trying to decrease the effects that an accident will have if one unfortunately does occur.

If playground structures are placed too closely together, a child who falls or is thrown from one structure risks colliding with another structure. This can hugely increase the amount of injury that a child faces from what could have otherwise been a very minor accident.

This danger especially is important when considering a swing set. If a swing set is too close to another structure, a child who falls or jumps from a swing could collide with a dangerous metal structure and face serious injuries.

Where Is the Playground Itself Located?

You will want to evaluate a playground not only based on the placement of items within the area, but the placement of the playground itself. Is the playground located next to a busy road? Is it next to a large forest where children could easily wander off and get lost?

If the answer to either of the above questions is yes, you may want to look for a different playground. Ideally, you should look for a place that is not in close proximity to a busy road, one that has a large and empty area surrounding it, and one that allows maximum visibility of all structures at all times.

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Contact a personal injury attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 if your child has suffered an accident or injury caused by an unsafe playground.





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