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Standard of Care. California Health & Safety Code §115725-§115730 Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Pub. No. 325 Handbook for Public Playground Safety American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1487

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standard of care
Standard of Care
  • California Health & Safety Code §115725-§115730
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Pub. No. 325
    • Handbook for Public Playground Safety
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1487
    • Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for PublicUse
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1292
    • Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1951
    • Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
types of playground inspections
Types of Playground Inspections
  • Routine and periodic – high frequency
  • Comprehensive – low frequency
high frequency inspections
High Frequency Inspections
  • Identify hazards and routine maintenance tasks such as litter, surfacing, maintenance, vandalism, and proper equipment functioning
  • Daily, every other day, weekly
  • Inspect area for general and obvious hazards
  • Immediate corrective actions for routine maintenance tasks
  • Less training and experience required
high frequency inspection forms
High Frequency Inspection Forms
  • Playground name
  • Time
  • Date of inspection
  • Weather conditions
  • Name of inspector
  • Name of person who corrects hazard
  • Date and time of corrective action
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High Frequency Inspection Forms
  • Codes for conditions and corrective actions
  • Supervisor name (printed, signed)
  • Date supervisor signed and received the inspection form
comprehensive
Comprehensive
  • Low frequency
  • Determines compliance with current safety guidelines and standards
  • Focuses on compliance with the standards of care
    • CPSC Pub. No. 325, Handbook for Public Playground Safety
    • ASTM F1487, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for PublicUse
low frequency inspection forms
Low Frequency Inspection Forms
  • Playground name
  • Time
  • Date of inspection
  • Weather conditions
  • Name of inspector
  • Name of person who corrected hazard
  • Date and time of corrective action
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Low Frequency Inspection Forms
  • Codes for conditions and corrective actions
  • Supervisor name (printed and signed)
  • Date supervisor signed and received the inspection form
playground signage
Playground Signage
  • Separate children into age appropriate activities
    • Preschool (ages 2-5)
      • Tot lot
    • School age (ages 5-12)
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Playground Signage
  • Encourage public to report playground hazards to the City
  • Explain rules and regulations
  • Hours of operation
  • Requirements for small children to have adult supervision
  • Specific playground equipment rules
playground signage2
Playground Signage
  • Place signs at entry points to the play area
  • Place specific playground equipment rules near the entry area for that piece of equipment
  • Is typically a large sign with easily read lettering and yellow background
  • Use universal pictograms
playground inspectors
Playground Inspectors
  • On-the-job observation skills
    • Trained and tested at various playground sites to observe skill levels and decision making
    • Audited by supervisor on playground safety inspection program
  • Use playground safety inspection forms
  • Follow playground manufacturer equipment inspection schedule.
  • Identify training resources for playground safety
    • Attend playground safety instructional seminars
    • Attend a Certified Playground SafetyInspector (CPSI) course
playground maintenance
Playground Maintenance
  • Follow
    • Standard playground equipment repair procedures
    • Playground equipment manufacturer maintenance instructions schedule
    • City playground safety maintenance program
  • Perform specific maintenance duties
    • Conditions of equipment
    • Environmental hazards
    • Surfacing materials
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